How To Stay Positive No Matter What

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When my reservoir tank for optimism went low, I knew that Mr misery and negativity were not far away, it was time to find out how to keep my groove non-stop.

Yes, being positive is the component to keep you going but not only. There is something, a feeling that can ignite in you so much happiness and giant smiles that it’s going to knock your socks off and everyone is looking for it.

Here’s the secret just for you: It’s called joie de vivre.

I can see you with a frown on your head wondering:  what is joie de vivre?

Joie de vivre is a French phrase often used in English to express joy for living, a cheerful enjoyment of life.

Joie de Vivre is :

  • The feeling that is present in all of us if you ready to kindle it.
  • The feeling to be alive connected to your 5 senses: to explore, to breathe, to smell, to taste, to hear, to laugh, to enjoy a good time – this is the core of your joie de vivre.
  • The ability to stop yourself in your tracks and realize where you are right now is mind-blowing.  Five years ago, what did you achieve? Five years later, where are you now?
  • This powerful ability to find joy in every moment of your life.

Joie de Vivre is also :

  • Your fuel, your drive to have the life you desire because this is within you.
  • Your spirit to be alive, to enjoy what is around you.

Connect with your spirit, connect with your passions, connect with your voice.

Experience joie de vivre is the choice to have an attitude and perception open to it. Take time even 5 minutes in your day to appreciate all these small moments bringing a smile in your face or make you laugh alone in the train or metro. Who cares ? What matters is you.

You have a busy schedule, 9 to 5 job, a loan to pay, 2 children eager to see you tonight and a relative to support. Yes, when you realise this, your mind is far away from joie de vivre but this is where you have to grab the opportunity to switch your mindset right now : ask help, speak to your tribe, share your struggles. They will bring more joy and love to you that you could imagine.

Awake your awareness, activate your network support 2.0 and use your resilience to bounce back faster. Joie de vivre is linked to your uniqueness, your voice, your talents. This is not a question to capture joie de vivre, it’s a choice to embrace it now.

 Ask yourself : what makes you smile? What makes you laugh? 

Tell me in the comments below.

With love


Gaelle Berruel

Motivational Speaker, Mindset Mentor and Well-being Expert, A Rockstar Mindset

Let’s start with three qualities which define me, shall we? I am an optimist, I’m innovative and I’m energetic. If you’re looking for something unconventional blended with optimism and energy, welcome to the Rockstar Mindset QG. I am a Motivational Speaker, a Mindset Mentor and a Wellbeing Expert. I’m also a UK Ambassador for Psychologies magazine, a publication which inspires and motivates readers to create a life they love through the online Life Labs platform. After 10 years working in the banking industry, I created my wellness consultancy, A Rockstar Mindset, to help ambitious women to become the rockstar of their life. How? By getting out of overwhelm, master your wellbeing and mindset so that you become visible and confident like hell. When I became a mum, I strove to be the best mum possible. I did not foresee that my attitude, my pursuit of perfection, would leave me feeling constantly overwhelmed and on the edge of burnout. But it has long been my belief that positivity is a driver for change and leadership, and when I learned about positive psychology and neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change and adapt), I was hooked. “Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living.” –- C. Peterson My approach is that there is more than we can see, that it’s fundamental to maintain a critical stance and to be independent of thought. I’ve always been the rebel, the outsider, the one to challenge the status quo and bring new and different perspectives or ideas. My encounter with positive psychology and the neurosciences confirmed for me that my beliefs (that we should think outside the box, focus on the positive) were accurate. I was on the right track! Convinced that there was another way to be successful at work and at home, I delved into the world of neurosciences, positive psychology and metaphysics and created my own system, Do Less, Get More Done – a framework that helps women to be successful with less overwhelm, whilst feeling more present. Positive psychology focuses on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life rather than repairing the bad and reflecting on values and attitudes such as optimism, gratitude, compassion, self-esteem and resilience. The study of these topics came about from a desire to help people flourish and live their best lives. “It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” ― E. Langer It is my conviction that every woman deserves to have a healthy mindset so that she can create a life on her terms. Why? Because we deserve to say stop to the pressure emanating from culture, social media, society. We deserve to be accepted and empowered. Our mind is our ally and must be strengthened as such. Shifting our mindset is vital as well as unlearning, removing the old beliefs holding us back, raising our consciousness and developing our intuition. But there's more. Mindset is important but your wellbeing is primordial. Working on your mindset and wellbeing is the formula to create a life you love. Combining your head and heart in everything you do is what makes all the difference. The difference that you crave to create in your life. The world needs us (as women) to positively make a difference to make the life of women, children, and future generations better. It’s time to build a healthy, conscious society based on mutual respect. And I genuinely believe that women have the skills to merge masculine and feminine energy to create something incredible. As for the rest: I love to travel, read books and dance with abandon. I’m married to a marvellous Frenchman and we have a daughter. I am fluent in English and French and I’m an advocate of beauty and women’s empowerment. My philosophy is Forward Thinking Communication and I’m here to help you become the Rockstar of Your Life.