An overload of stress and anxiety can make it hard to stay positive. Yet, in the name of making it through COVID-19, you may feel pressure to “put on a brave face”, and stay “up” or buoyant for your teammates, family and friends.
However, forced positivity is more likely to erode feelings of real joy and just add to the overall levels of strain.
How can you cultivate true joy and remain buoyant? The answer may surprise you.