Take a leap to the right hemisphere of your brain and engage your imagination to include a world of possibilities. Stretch your patterns of thinking to include win-win outcomes including highest good for all, yourself included. It is quite easy to develop this habit when practicing mindfulness. Simply shift old habits of linear thinking and rationalizing in the moment.
For instance, if your back aches from regular physical exercise, you may automatically conclude this is a normal experience of aging. Employing your imagination, you do not accept this sweeping conclusion and consider alternate ways of dealing with the situation. Perhaps you come to realize that a shift in body posture and techniques are all that is needed to rid physical discomfort. Magically, the mental discomfort dissolves as well!