“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Said the little engine.”
Have you ever read the story The little engine that could?
It’s a cute book about a little engine that needed to pull a larger train over a steep mountain.
So why am I talking to about a children’s book?
Because that little engine understood the value of positive affirmations.
By constantly repeating “I think I can” it gave him the motivation to keep moving, to keep trying.
What Are Positive Affirmations?
Quite simply positive affirmations are just positive quotes or short sayings that change your perspective on a situation.
How Can I Use Affirmations To Cope?
Constantly using positive affirmations literally changes the way that your mind views things.
You are declaring the positive in your life.
More & more studies are now showing that there is a direct link between positive thinking (affirmations) & it’s impact on your brain.
The secret to making this work is repetition. You need to constantly keep telling yourself your affirmations.
Use them as many times a day as you need.
A great perk is that affirmations can be used in every aspect of your life. You can use them for:
12 Positive Affirmations To Help You Cope
Before getting into this list, remember that positive affirmations are sayings for YOU. Nobody can tell you that you aren’t saying the right positive quotes to yourself.
Honestly, it’s not even something that you have to tell other people about or let them hear you say.
Affirmations are personal to you & you alone.
Which means you can find them from movie quotes, song lyrics, bible verses, or lists like the one below.
I’m in charge of how I feel today, & I choose happiness.
I don’t sweat the small stuff.
I overcome fears by following my dreams.
I am enough.
I am whole.
I am of great worth.
Today is a good day for a good day.
You are better than unicorns and sparkles combined.
I’m growing healthier & stronger everyday.
Today I will let go of the past.
I’m capable to pull through.
I will feel my grief but not lay in it.
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