Positive Thinking: Catchphrases.

I am pretty much a Self Help Jukebox. Throw in a cute compliment and I will pop out your request sooner or later. Admittedly, mostly later but that’s just because sometimes I need to let things stir for a little bit.

In this article where I wrote about training yourself to work with your own thoughts I recommended

“Starting like you’re stupid. At first, use short, general sentences and catch phrases to have bouncing in your head for a while. They work great. I know it sounds silly but they are easy to remember, easy to repeat and can completely change the general tone in your head! Some easy ones are “I expect miracles”, “I’m positive and happy”, “I make my life ridiculously amazing” and “I’m awesome.”

Reader Elise asked me for a list of good mental catchphrases, so I made a whole bunch up. Some of these I actually think A LOT, and I know that some of the other phrases work really well for other people. Observe.

  • I trust myself
  • I am my own champion.
  • Love wins.
  • I am becoming exactly what I should be.
  • I expect miracles.
  • I believe in the good.
  • Awesome stuff happens all the time!
  • Greetings to she who I am becoming and with great respect I honor my heart (yoga term I believe)
  • I am positive. (Bit of a no-brainer there)
  • I’m having the best time!
  • Good things are on their way.
  • I love [enter thing you love]
  • I have faith in myself/the Universe.
  • I love my life.
  • I am brilliant.
  • I decide I am going to have the best day ever today.
  • I expect greatness.
  • I am a happy camper.
  • I go with the flow.
  • Something fun is going to happen to me today!
  • I am the captain of my soul.
  • Today I am going to have fun.
  • Everything I want is coming.
  • Wouldn’t it be nice if…[enter thing that would be nice]?
  • I am in control [of my life/my thoughts].
  • I’ll make today ridiculously amazing.
  • I am my own superhero!
  • Thank you.

I personally have had a phase where I just thought “I love you” all the time. Very random, but it worked. I didn’t just ‘think it’ to myself and the people that I love, but to everything and nothing in particular. It put me in a very good place; being in a love-vibe is good for a person. I now think a lot of my “I am my own champion” and “I am my own superhero” stuff to myself. Sometimes I need it for motivational purposes, but most of the time it just makes me feel happy and powerful, and it gets me into action!

Think of these catchphrases as party decorations: You’re decorating the insides of your mind with them.

Just choose a couple you like, and whenever you remember to, think them. Repeatedly. Maybe even 20 times in a row, as if you’re doing mental push-ups! Alternate, mix and match, and be sure to use the phrases that feel good and natural to you. Do you have any positive thinking catchphrases you would let me and other readers borrow? I love new party decorations. 😉 Let me know!

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  1. I love love love “greetings to she who I am becoming and with great respect i honor my heart.” I use it after every run. When I feel stressed I like to think “there is no problem.”

  2. Mijn moeder heeft een hele lijst met affirmaties waarvan ze zo af en toe voor me uittest welke geschikt zijn voor mij. Ik zeg die zinnen denk ik ook niet vaak genoeg, maar ik heb ook niet heel erg het idee dat ze nodig zijn of bij me passen. Tussen jouw lijstje zie ik al wel een paar leuke!

  3. I’m kind of in love with you. Thank you, Universe, for bringing this Self Help guru into my life! I’ve recently bought and read The Secret and am positively hooked! I am having a bit of a challenge pushing all of the negative “No it won’t” thoughts out of my head and truly believing in things that seem could go either way. Do you have any tips on how I can improve my “Shut up” power to those negative thoughts and help make my attractions more powerful?
    Much love!
    Samantha xx

  4. Thank you for writing this 🙂 I love the party decorations metaphore. I don’t use a lot of phrases yet, but one that I do use a lot is ‘I am a happy puppy’ (OK, kind of weird to write this online….). I even have a kind of melody with the words which makes it even more catchy. I usually sort of sing this to myself in my head while cycling to university.

    I love ‘I am becoming exactly what I should be’ and ‘I trust myself’ and ‘Everything I want is coming’. They radiate so much trust, I think I will start working with those 🙂

  5. I found this on pinterest and try to use it: I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing …
    For today it is: relaxed. Every time I say it, it helps me get back on today’s mission.

  6. I love this article, there are some decorations I’m going to try and use!
    I often use ‘één ding tegelijk/one step at a time’ when I get super stressed about all different kind of things I need to do/finish (often deadlines/tests). I also use ‘vertrouwen’, ‘ik heb vertrouwen’, ‘ik vertrouw’/’I trust’, because it makes me feel calm and it feels good to trust myself and ‘the universe’ everything will be ok, even if it’s different from what I wanted things to be.
    The last one I use is ‘dit wordt een mooie dag/today is going to be wonderful’ every day when I wake up. 🙂

    I really believe in affirmations/positive thinking/party decorations! Thank you for this post!

  7. I love this list, especially “I Trust yourself” and “I’m in control”. These are definitely great reminders to keep telling myself especially in the new year!! I love your blog, and hope you have an awesome new year !

    <3 Kelly