If your Facebook newsfeed is anything like mine, you'll have noticed that more and more people are posting 'positive thinking' style, uplifting memes.
Whatever challenge you're going through - there's a meme for that.
Some of the inspirational advice that I believe has the opposite effect however, is when people are told to be grateful for their situation because others have it worse.
Now at face value it appears to be sound advice.
Comparing ourselves to others who are worse off should theoretically cause us to be more appreciative of our own situation and circumstances.
However, if you've been through a really challenging time and are struggling to be grateful, what can actually happen upon reading advice such as this, is that you feel even worse for being such a bad person that you can't even feel grateful for what you do have. Comparing yourself to people who have far less does nothing to lift your mood and so you feel worse about yourself and sink into feeling even lower than before.
There should only be one uplifting meme on Facebook and it should say this:
'You're only ever feeling your thinking'
Now at face value, this may not automatically solve all of the problems you're experiencing in life.
And that's exactly why I created a five-part online training programme, that takes this one simple statement, but with it digs deep so that you can see the truth of it in your own life.
And when you see this simple truth, something really nice starts to happen.
Your mind becomes so much quieter that you naturally become more thankful and express this gratitude to Allah every day. You no longer need to be forced to be grateful, you just are. Because you now understand the simple truth of how your mind actually works.
To begin to experience this for yourself, go here and watch the first module completely free.