These are positive phrases to start saying whenever you want to say something negative! Keep your head up x

Instead of....

I can't do this

Say

I'm going to do as much as I possibly can

You might think you can't do something but it is just your mindset in that moment. Step back, look at the situation, and tackle it no matter how big or small. Just tackle it. If you can't finish it thats different then not trying it all.

Instead of

I'm going to fail

Say

I'm going to do the best I can

Sounds similar to the last one but knowing you HAVE to do something (even something as small as a test or quiz), and then going into it thinking you are gonna fail is just asking to fail. Instead, do what you can because in the end whatever happens, happens. And if you do fail you will learn and hopefully you will tackle it again at a better angle

Instead of

I don't know what to do

Say

I'll figure out what to do

*When you are faced with a responsibility or a problem and you simply look at it and say you have no idea how to go after it is ok, but train yourself to believe you will figure it out because you will. And thinking that you will figure it out makes it easier than sitting there stressed out because you simply 'don't know what to do'. You do know. Just take your time.

Instead of

I don't want to do this

Say

I'll get it done

No matter how much you don't want to do something, it will find a way to make you either do it or a situation will come along that is even worse. Therefore, you may not want to do something, but getting your brain and body ready to do it helps the situation pass smoother and faster. If you are thinking about how much you don't want to do it the whole time, all you are gonna get is moments when you stop and give up because it's not what you want to do. Get it done so you can be proud of yourself and not have to worry about it later

Think of things and add them to your own mental list! Replace negative phrases with positive ones until it becomes second nature even if you force it.

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