How many times in your life have you been told 'just think positively'? It's such a common phrase that we hardly even notice it any more. We are bombarded daily by blogs and articles about the power of positive thinking. That is not to say that attempting to look at the world with a brighter view is not a good thing, but breaking things down to such a simple cliche is just not practical. When you're having the bad day to end all bad days, everything that can go wrong has gone wrong and all you keep hearing is to 'look on the bright side', it is not helpful. In fact, it just adds a new layer to your disaster cake of a day.