When it comes to getting into a creative flow, the mental game is half the battle – especially if you’re someone who struggles with self-doubt, fear, and perfectionism.
Part of the problem is negative thought patterns that are activated as soon as you start a creative project, such as writing a book. One of the best (and simplest) ways to start re-programming those patterns is to flip the script with empowering affirmations that directly counteract any critical inner dialogue that pops up.
Try these eight affirmations for writers and creatives you can incorporate into your creative ritual to help you get into a high-vibe mindset before a writing session. They’ll help you stop procrastinating on writing, enjoy your writing sessions more, and actually finish writing your book.
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Affirmations for Writers and Creatives
I have everything I need to bring my stories to life.
There are no mistakes in creativity. The magic is found in the messiness.
I welcome challenges as juicy opportunities for growth and adventure.
I am always learning and improving.
My words and ideas are worthy of existing in the world.
No one can tell my stories the way I can.
I trust my instincts and creative vision.
I am grateful for the privilege to create what I love.
Grab the free printable version of this list of affirmations for self-doubt in the VIP library so you can refer to it before every writing session or any other creative project you do.
You can also save these affirmations on Instagram. I recommend getting into a habit of saying them out loud as part of your writing ritual; it’ll help you create a new thought pattern that is more empowered and inspiring.
As writers, we know how incredibly powerful words are. Be mindful of the ones you’re focusing on around your own writing and creativity, and speak to yourself as you would to a best friend.