Mantras for creativity

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If you’re an artist or a creative person, sometimes you probably feel blocked, stalled out, or unable to think of your next idea. You are also likely to struggle with things like perfectionism, or feelings of imposter syndrome in relation to your creative life. That’s okay–it’s extremely normal–but it’s also an uncomfortable feeling when you love creating and these feelings are holding you back. Here’s a list of mantras for creativity that will help you get back to doing what you love most.

When I use these mantras, I typically like to meditate. Sometimes I do a guided meditation, sometimes I simply listen to calming music and listen to my thoughts, sometimes I like to go for a long walk in nature, focus on my mantra, and pay attention to all the little details I notice. If meditation isn’t your thing, you could repeat your favorite mantra to yourself as you go about your day, or just before sitting down to create, and see what comes up for you. Sometimes I even like to write my mantra down in a place where I can see it easily throughout my day.

The point of these mantras aren’t to force you to solve creative problems or feel a certain way about yourself as an artist. The point, rather, is to relax your mind, affirm what you already know to be true, and speak your best creative life into being. Read over this list and see if any of these mantras resonate with you, and then think about the most natural way to incorporate them into your life.

I am a creative person, and ideas come to me easily.

I already have all the tools I need in order to create.

My creativity is abundant when I trust my intuition.

Creativity comes easily to me when I relax and let go.

I have something unique to say, and the world needs to hear it.

I know how to trust my creative instincts.

I am inherently creative, and ideas are always revealing themselves to me.

My creativity does not need to be perfect in order to be worthwhile.

I have a creative soul, and creation comes naturally to me.

The solutions to my creative problems come easily.

The goal of my art is not perfection, it is expression. 

The act of creation is as natural to me as breathing.

I accept my art for what it is, rather than what I think it should be.

My art resonates with people, and in time it will find the audience that needs it.

Do any of these mantras resonate with you? Which of these mantras for creativity do you think you’ll use to get yourself feeling centered and ready to create? Let me know which ones you decide to use!

Molly Stein-Seroussi

Molly Stein-Seroussi

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Molly is an author, screenwriter, blogger, and brand manager for New 32 Productions. They are passionate about sharing content that helps filmmakers live a more productive, informed, and well-balanced life. They live in North Carolina with their spouse and way too many dogs.

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