10 Positive Affirmations For Freelancers

As a freelancer, you don’t have teammates to remind you how good you’re doing or a boss to tell you to take a break after you’ve been working for too long.

You only have yourself.

When the outcome of your work depends entirely on you, it’s important to practice self-love and maintain a solid and uplifting mental state.

I recently shared how I overcame self-doubt as a freelancer and today I’m sharing ten positive affirmations I echo to myself when I need a mental shift and reminding of just how awesome I am.

A positive affirmation is a phrase or statement used to challenge negative thoughts. Studies have shown that practicing positive affirmations leads to lower stress and perceiving seeming ‘threatening’ messaging with less resistance and more intention to change for the better.

To quote Notorious B.I.G., “Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive.”

Take one or several of these statements to create a personal affirmation that you’ll repeat to yourself throughout your freelance career when you need to silence negative thoughts and reinforce your positive energy.

I am capable.


I chose this path and I am continuing to move in a forward direction.


I have everything I need to be successful.


I can’t control the actions of others, but I can control how I react to any situation.


My clients hired me because I am the best person to do the job they need.


I am always enough.


I am focused on my goals and will work hard today and everyday to reach them.


I will not strive for perfection but I will strive to do my best.


I am doing a good job.


I am in control of how I spend my time and I will not waste a single second of it.


AUDREY ADAIR IS THE FOUNDER OF ‘THE SCOPE’ AND A GLOBAL FREELANCE COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL. SHE STARTED ‘THE SCOPE’ TO PROVIDE RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY TO FREELANCERS AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED. CONNECT WITH AUDREY ON INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE AND LINKEDIN.