Artists possess an unparalleled power to transform the world, infusing it with beauty and goodness through their creative endeavors.
Your work can transcend cultural, political, and social boundaries, fostering understanding and unity, and often inspiring change for the better.
Affirmations are a fabulous tool in our self-care practices — and especially powerful for artists. They help us build self-belief, reduce stress, and increase our emotional resilience as we deal with all of the resistance we face as artists.
They’re also kind of fun to find, create, and fine-tune to fit our own unique circumstances and help us feel supported and grounded as we all navigate the delicate terrain of our individual mental health.
As lovers and sharers of creativity (we publish meaningful good news online, and make a gorgeous monthly print Goodnewspaper), we’re big positive affirmation enthusiasts and have helped collect some affirmations specifically for fellow creatives.
Explore our main article of The Best Positive Affirmations and all of our other collections of positive affirmations:
- Positive Morning Affirmations
- Positive Affirmations for Kids
- Positive Affirmations for Men
- Positive Affirmations for Artists
- Positive Affirmations for Anxiety
- Motivational Positive Affirmations
- Self-Confidence Positive Affirmations
- Short Positive Affirmations
- Self-Care Affirmations
- Affirmation Quotes
As you delve into these affirmations for creatives, don’t think about what you could create — just focus on being present. And then move toward creation as it feels natural. Don’t put any pressure on yourself. Hold onto what feels good, and release what doesn’t.
This is a list designed to make your affirmation practice less overwhelming, and we hope we leave you feeling more hopeful and confident. Let’s get to it!
10 Reminders & Affirmations for Creativity
I am an artist. I am worthy of calling myself one.
Accomplishment and acclaim do not make me an artist. I am an artist because I myself am a vessel for beautiful things.
The only reason art needs to exist is because it can. It’s okay to create things that don’t mean anything.
Believing in my creativity is the most powerful tool I have. I will use it for good.
Although the creative process is a complex journey, I vow to prioritize pleasure and joy in the act of creation.
There is space for my art in this world. My art has the power to make the world a better place.
Courage is an art form. I have the courage to boldly advocate for myself and my art.
The goal should not be perfection, but rather, expression.
I’m not a machine, I’m human. I give myself permission to go at my own pace.
Although I may never feel ready, I choose to let go of any self-doubt and show up anyway.