What’s some good time-management self-talk?

Positive slogans

I finish what I start.

I am what I do.

I do chucky chores, even though I don’t want to.

I’m a doer–I get things done!

I can do this!

I don’t like doing this, but I’ll do it anyway.

This is hard! I like a challenge.

Nothing’s so bad that I can’t do it for five minutes.


Just do it!

Have a go!

Keep going!

Just do it for 5 minutes and see how it goes.

I’ll do 5 more minutes.

Stop fussing and just start!



Do the right thing!

Say yes!

Don’t make big promises that will just weigh me down!

Under-promise and over-deliver.

Shhhh!!! (to distracting or negative thoughts).

Stop! Think it through first!

Try again.

Stop wasting time! You’re just procrastinating.

It doesn’t matter how long it takes–just keep going.

This is hard, but keep going.

Well done! You did it! (Pat myself on back!)

Good job! You did well!