How to Build Positivity Resilience

A positive mindset seems like a pony ride sometimes.  You know, the carousel ride. We have our ups and downs and around and arounds.

Sometimes we even fall off the horse, and that is okay!

Maurey: “So what do we do when we fall off the horse?”
Zoolander: ” I don’t know Maurey, I’m not a gymnast!”

Ha!  It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen that scene in Zoolander before, we all know the answer… we get back on!  That is building resilience!

Our brains are hardwired from birth to lean towards the negative, BUT we can retrain or rewire our brain with intentional exercises.

Here’s a strategy or exercise I use for myself, clients and even my kiddos to pivot towards the positive aspects around any situation!

In any situation that provokes negative thoughts or heavy emotions, Ask yourself, “What is the opportunity right now?” “How can I take advantage of this situation and make something good of it?”


This helps shift your mindset from negative to positive.  You move from focusing on what you don’t have to what you have available to you.

Opportunities surround you, every moment of every day! Get intentional about looking for them. Like a game of hide and seek!


Here are some examples:

  • When my Dad was in an accident 15 years ago and we didn’t know if he was going to life or die, we had the opportunity to find joy in the little things.
  • What if your weight loss goals are not going as fast as you would like.  Take the opportunity to turn around and look back to see how far you’ve come!
  • Any personal or professional relationships not so hot right now?  That’s a great opportunity for you to discover some hidden limiting beliefs!

I hope your week is plentiful with opportunities both big and tiny! Both are equally important.

Positively Resilient,

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