This method may also have to do with my obsessive/compulsive personality, tending towards the deep end of that spectrum.
In any case, it works for me, so I "use it for good, and not for evil."
When life pinches in on you, especially those dastardly things you can't control, sometimes you really just gotta say to yourself:
Sometimes you might have to say it an infinite amount of times ... or until it works.
Eventually it really does work!
I am a Putnamaniac because I will think happy thoughts and be positive to infinity and beyond!