How to Use Creative Affirmations Every Day

What Are Creative Affirmations?

Creative affirmations are positive statements to help reprogram your creative mind. They can change how you think and feel about yourself and your abilities.

Daily affirmations are powerful tools written or spoken several times in the present tense as if they are already true.

Positive self-affirmations seep into the subconscious mind. They are a great way for artists to develop fresh ideas and get their creative juices flowing.

When a creative person uses affirmations on a regular basis, they can notice a boost to their confidence and improved self-esteem. Creativity affirmations also help an imaginative mind believe they have an endless supply of creativity and help eliminate creative block.

You can use creative and positive affirmations in a variety of different ways. Try repeating them to yourself throughout the day. Or write them down and place them in a visible location or on a mirror. You can also use them as a daily meditation or visualization practice.

Some examples of affirmations are “I am a creative problem solver and provide creative solutions with my innovative ideas.” Or “I use my natural creativity in every aspect of my life.” And “I possess an endless reservoir of creativity and use my artistic gifts for worthy causes.” You get the idea!

So, are you looking for new ideas to enhance your creative thinking and sharpen your artistic abilities? If so, consider adding creative affirmations to your daily schedule today.

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How Do Creative Affirmations Work?

When you continually repeat a creative affirmation to yourself, your mind begins to believe it. And when your mind believes it, your body connects too, and you go into a flow state.

Over time, good ideas can develop into great ideas, and you find yourself with a constant flow of creativity.

When artists let their imagination soar, they discover creative inclinations that lead to new ways of creative expression. With abundant creative energy, your artistic talents can explode, and you’ll have many unique ideas.

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What is the History of Affirmations?

Affirmations have been around for centuries and can be traced back to ancient traditions. The Hindus practice repeating mantras, and the Stoics use affirmations to overcome negative thoughts and emotions.

Repeating certain positive statements on a daily basis can train our minds to think more creatively and constructively. And this can have a powerful influence on our actions and emotions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an essayist, poet, and innovative thinker who implemented affirmations in his daily life and works.

Author/entrepreneur Louise Hay of Hayhouse Publishing fame wrote several books using affirmations, as did Julia Cameron, author of “The Artist’s Way”

People today still use affirmations to improve their mental health, boost self-confidence, and achieve their goals, because they work!

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How to do creative affirmations

Pick a time and a place where you feel safe and able to do your affirmations uninterrupted.

Begin repeating aloud (or in your mind) creative affirmations like “I possess unique creative talents” or “There is no limit to my creative output and my creative potential.”

Do this at the same time, every single day, for 5-10 minutes a day.

Some people do this while standing in front of a mirror; others post notes around them with the phrases for added benefit.

I do mine in my mind regularly throughout the day, but begin every day repeating each phrase aloud as part of my morning routine.

If you are just beginning, do affirmations daily for seven days. After a week, check in with your own creative energy and assess how you feel.

Do you feel these words are truer now than when you began?

Have the affirmations and positive thinking enhanced your creative state of mind or given you new original ideas?

If so, welcome to your new amazing creative life. You are now tapping into the infinite creativity of the universe and can do so on demand.

How long does it take affirmations to work?

Affirmations can take a while to work, depending on several factors:

  1. How often do you use them?
  2. How strongly do you believe them?
  3. What specific goals or outcomes are you trying to achieve?

Some people notice positive changes in their thinking and behavior within a few days or weeks of using affirmations. Others need to do them consistently for several months or longer before they start to believe them.

The important thing is to be patient, consistent, and persistent. Trust they are working, even if you don’t see immediate results.

Over time, your mind and body will start to believe the affirmations, which can lead to positive changes in your thoughts, feelings, and actions.

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What are some good affirmations for creative people?

Here are just a few examples of affirmations that could be helpful for creative people:

  • I am a creative and artistic person.
  • Original ideas and inspiration come easily to me.
  • Creative visions come to life quickly for me.
  • My ability to create and innovate gives me confidence.
  • I am open to new creative experiences and opportunities.
  • I am grateful for the talent and creative passion that I possess.
  • The work I create makes me proud, and I am excited to share it with the world.
  • I trust my creative process and allow myself to express myself freely.
  • I welcome taking risks and exploring new creative territories.
  • Beauty and diversity inspire me to new levels in my work.
  • Creativity comes naturally and easily to me.
  • Creating new work gives me endless energy and ideas.
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Remember, the key to making affirmations effective is to choose ones that resonate with you and feel true to your own experiences and beliefs.

So, now that you know how to use affirmations, try using some of your own for your unique situation. And if you need some assistance, feel free to adapt and modify these affirmations to fit your own needs.

And if you want to add another powerful tool to your creativity toolbox, make a vision board today!

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Making A Vision Board For The New Year

What Is A Vision Board?

A vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations representing a person’s goals and aspirations. It is supposed to help you focus on and manifest your desires and intentions.

Simply put, the board provides a visual representation of your goals and aspirations and is to help motivate and inspire you to take action towards achieving them.

These boards became very popular in the early 2000’s when Rhonda Byrne’s book “The Secret” introduced readers to the law of attraction. Byrne’s shared how visualization and positive thinking could actually manifest dreams into reality.

Below is an example of a vision board I created for myself in 2019. As you can see, it’s basically photos and words cut from magazines, then glued onto a piece of mat board.

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Example of a vision board

Do Vision Boards Really Work?

While there is no scientific evidence that vision boards are help people achieve their goals, many people believe that they can help provide motivation and inspiration.

Some people find a vision board helps them clarify their goals and aspirations. Having a visual reminder helps them visualize their desired outcomes.

Ultimately, whether or not a vision board is effective will depend on the individual and how they choose to use it. And personally, I’m a believer because I have experienced its magic first hand!

Are Vision Boards Helpful In Achieving Goals?

Again, there is no scientific proof these boards will work.

However, a lot of creatives, business professionals, and students swear by them. Just articulating and visualizing what you want will send those intentions into the atmosphere, which can help make them a reality.

I have known many people who have used vision boards to find their dream home and soul mate. I personally use mine for defining what I want to have happen, then sit back and let the Universe do its thing.

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Vision Board Example

Who Should Make A Vision Board?

Anyone can make a vision board! It’s a useful tool for anyone who want to focus on and work towards a specific goal or achievement.

Creating a vision board is a fun and creative activity that allows you to express your hopes, dreams, and desires.

It can be done at any time of the year, and in private or with a group of trusted friends or family.

Whether you are a student, a professional, a parent, or a retiree, making a vision board can be a valuable way to focus on what you want to achieve and take action towards making your dreams a reality.

Making A Vision Board

Most people I know use pictures and words when making their vision boards. They save them throughout the year, then paste them onto a piece of poster or mat board.

Other people prefer to use their computer and digital tools to create a vision board.

Myself, I like my vision boards to be easily seen and keep them hung in my office right by my desk. I’m afraid if I used a digital version, I might forget to look at it often!

Finding Images & Inspiration

To make a vision board similar to the one I made, start by gathering a selection of images and pictures. If you have a particular affirmations that represent your goals and aspirations, print it out and use it.

I get most of my visuals from magazines, or find them on the internet. I also occasionally create fancy quotes on because they have great (and free) digital tools!

Pick A Base

Determine the size you want for the base of your vision board, and what material you want it made from.

Some people use poster board or mat board, while others use foam board.

I have used them all, but I like foam board because it’s light, sturdy, and can be propped against a wall.

Arrange the images, pictures, and affirmations on the board in a way that feels meaningful to you.

You can use glue sticks, washi tape, or other adhesives to attach the items to the board.

Write It Down

Something I do before gluing down the photos is writie down my goals and desires directly onto the board. The photos and phrases will cover the words, but inside I know what’s underneath and writing them down takes them from my mind onto the surface.

Use your glue sticks or washi tape to adhere the photos and phrases onto the board. After I have all the pieces glued down, I turn it over and sign it. I do this because it feels like I then have made a contract with the universe.

Where Should You Hang Your Vision Board?

The last step is to hang your vision board in a place where you will see it regularly. I like to hang mine on a wall in my office or in my bedroom.

Look at your vision board regularly. This helps keep you focused on your goals and can be a source of motivation and inspiration.

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Another example of a vision board

How often should you make a vision board?

There really isn’t a specific rule as to how often you should make a vision board.

Some people like to create a new vision board every year. Others (like myself) make one every few years or whenever they feel a need to refocus on their goals.

It is also helpful to review and update your board periodically to ensure it is still reflecting your current goals and aspirations.

And think about creating a new vision board if you want to set new goals for yourself or have a special project that warrants its own board. It is ultimately up to you to decide how often you want to make a vision board.

What can you do with old vision boards?

Some people choose to keep their old vision boards as a reminder of the goals they have achieved, while others prefer to throw them away or cut them up and recycle the materials.

Personally, I keep my old vision boards to refer to when I’m making a new one. The old boards allow me to see how much I’ve achieved, and reminds me of what I still want to do or perhaps eliminate because its no longer a goal.

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Junk journal example

If you have managed to achieve many of the goals on your old vision board, think about celebrating your success! You can even create a scrapbook or a junk journal using items from your old boards so you can continue having them inspire and motive you.

Whether you choose to hold on to your old vision boards or upcycle them into something else, it’s always fun and motivating to look back on your journey and see how far you have come.

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