Having a rough time? Give yourself a pep talk to get you going again. If you can’t find the words, take your pick from these 15 failproof pick-me-up lines. Contributed by Singapore women, these lines will get you back on your feet.

 
SimplyHer October 2012, Singapore women's magazine1. EVERY PROBLEM HAS A SOLUTION
“I tell myself that every problem has a solution – I believe that nothing is hopeless.” – Pinky Calica-Vierra, 41, TVC editor

2. TIME FOR AN EMOTIONAL REBOOT
“I say: ‘Time for an emotional reboot’, then I ‘press’ my internal ‘Ctrl, Alt and Del’ buttons.” – Beverley Wong, 36, internal communications manager

3. IT’S A BLESSING IN DISGUISE
“‘Don’t worry, this is probably just a blessing in disguise.’ And you know what? It usually is.” – Eri Awais, 32, freelance writer

4. PEACE FROM WITHIN
“I think of the first few lines of theologian Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr’s famous Serenity prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Li Si Yang, 35, personal fitness trainer

5. ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD
“‘Tomorrow isn’t promised, so kick butt today’ always gets me through a rough patch.” – Dara Young, 42, public relations manager

6. IT WON’T MATTER LATER
“I ask myself if the problem is going to matter two years from now – the answer is almost always no.” – Rochelle D’Silva, 28, artist

7. STOP WORRYING
“‘Worrying is pointless. It’s like walking around with an umbrella and waiting for it to rain’ – this is a quote I heard somewhere, and I live by it.” – Rita Goh, 42, business development director

8. KEEP THE FAITH
“I tell myself to keep the faith. Problems always work themselves out in the end.” – Melissa Valle, 38, freelance consultant

9. EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY
“I’ve learnt to accept that whatever happens, probably happens for my own good. And I tell myself that I’ll be okay, no matter what.” – Ginny Phang, 34, doula

10. STAY STRONG
“When I feel down, I remind myself to stay strong and keep moving forward.” – Juliana Aw, 35, entrepreneur

11. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
“Experts always tell you to count your blessings, and that’s what I do. Focusing on the positive aspects of my life always makes me feel better.” – Nadia Johari, 29, public relations director

12. BELIEVE IN YOUR FAITH
“I say: ‘God, it’s now in your hands’.” – Florinda Tay, 33, self-employed

13. LIFE STILL GOES ON
“‘The sun will still rise and set tomorrow’.” – Elaine Chia, 30, wedding planner

14. BE A FIGHTER
“‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.” – Deidre Foo, 35, gold bullion consultant

15. “YOU WILL BE FINE”
“‘You will be fine’. Four simple words but they have such a calming effect when I say them.” – Ann Chen, 42, beauty trainer

This article was originally published in SimplyHer October 2012.