Have you been wanting to feel more empowered, grounded, and overall just more positive? Great! Because I’m here to share with independent musicians the power of positive affirmations. In this post, you will find ways to plant seeds toward a healthier mindset – and the key is positive affirmations! And these are catered specifically toward independent musicians, like you!
A positive affirmation is simply a positive statement you say to yourself in the present tense.
Example: “I am confident.”
Your behavior, thinking patterns, and actions reflect what is in your subconscious mind.
Affirmations are a powerful way to influence your subconscious mind; positive statements you tell yourself can imprint into your subconscious, therefore influencing your behavior, thinking patterns, and actions in a positive way.
It’s a mindset shift.
Let’s say you actually don’t feel confident at all, but you would like to.
Telling yourself positive affirmations, such as:
can enroot confidence into your subconscious. Thus, influence the way you think/behave to actually start showing that confidence you want to possess.
Being an independent musician can be draining. You wear a lot of different hats, do so much for your craft, and most of you might work/study full time.
And let’s face it, it’s a competitive world out there in the independent music space. You may know stress like the back of your hand, face rejection a lot, and may be constantly worried if people will like your music, support you, buy your services, want to work with you, etc.
Positive affirmations can help revoke those negative thinking patterns, help you have an overall more positive mindset, and keep you grounded/focused on your true desires in a healthy way.
Notice how these are all written in the present tense?
This is because whatever you want to affirm to yourself is already within you, you just have to bring it to life.
You can either use these 15 positive affirmations exactly or riff off of them to create your own that are more specific to your personal desires.
After implementing affirmations into your daily life for a while, you may begin to feel more empowered, grounded, happier and actually begin to see how using the power of affirmations can manifest externally.
For example, people may begin to say they love how confident you are a while after you started using the “I am confident” affirmation on a daily basis.
(Spoiler alert: it’s because using the affirmation subconsciously made you act upon that affirmation!)
Like the majority of people, I love scrolling through social media my phone.
Also like the majority of people, I do it quite often.
To implement positive affirmations into my daily scrolling ritual, I started following accounts that post positive affirmations. This way, I am exposed to positive affirmations as often as they appear on my feed.
Another practical way to implement positive affirmations into your life is to create your own and write them down in a journal. Journaling itself can be a powerful self-care ritual that is fairly low maintenance. You can write down one affirmation per day, a few at the beginning of the month, or even just whenever you get a chance with the notes app on your phone.
One of my personal favorite ways to implement positive affirmations into my daily life is to have them as my phone’s wallpaper. Currently, my phone wallpaper is a plain pink background with the quote, “I am living in great abundance, today and always”.
As I mentioned previously, I am guilty of always being on my phone. However, whenever I see my phone screen, I take a minute to reflect on the abundance that is surrounding me in that current moment.
The other day I plugged my headphones into my phone on the train. When my wallpaper lit up to reveal that quote, I took a minute to feel grateful for access to public transportation, a job to go home from, and a place to go home to. I really truly felt abundance, happiness, and gratitude in that moment, and all it took was a little nudge in the right direction from my phone screen. It was as if my past self planted a seed for my present self in that moment on the train.
I urge you to plant those seeds for your future self as well by starting to utilize the power of positive affirmations in your day-to-day life.
Sally Martinez is a 22 year old blogger/musician. Currently living in Oregon, Sally is finishing her degree in Music Business with Berklee College of Music Online. Her mission is to continue supporting independent musicians with her blog and throughout her career.
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