Keeping a positive outlook in life helps the mind to focus on the present instead of being stuck in the past and perhaps of its unpleasant memories. To remain this way, however, is not easy for you have to put lots of effort in believing it, even when you’re not. Being mentally strong isn’t easy because the contradicting voices in your head will be feeding the anxiety that you’ve been wanting so hard to control. Well, you can try praying, meditating, exercising, conscious breathing among others, in order for the anxiousness to improve. But, what if after keeping it together for a certain time, all of a sudden you snapped? Does it mean you are weak? Please don’t ever believe that. Weakness has nothing to do with our inability to control our emotions, especially when there are all sorts that a human can feel. This is our unique quality- one that makes us who we are, so we can experience life fully and let it shape us into a wholesome person. If you can be positive go right ahead, don’t think that you’re fooling yourself to be strong. You probably are strong enough. If you want to weep and wallow in self -pity, just do it until you feel all better inside. Nobody should be telling you to stop unless you’re ready. You’re responsible to act on your feelings- that’s something that should be respected as long as you’re not doing any harm to anyone or yourself. Those feelings, no matter what they may be, are yours and yours alone.