Visualization is one of the most powerful tools we have for training our subconscious to achieve what we want to achieve.
There is substantial research out there to substantiate the fact that we stimulate the same brain regions when we visualize an action and when we actually perform that same action. Athletes have used this technique for decades with consistently positive results, but the technique can be used for so much more than sports. Indeed, visualization can influence outcomes in nearly every aspect of our lives.
Visualization is not complicated; we do it all the time.
Whether you are talking about physical objects or levels of academic, professional, or personal success, priming your mind by visualizing what you are looking for increases your ability to go out and find it
Self-Care September Day 9: Visualize an Ideal Outcome
Today, dedicate a chunk of time picturing in your mind what it would look like if a troubling situation was resolved in an absolutely impeccable way, exactly to your personal specifications of perfection. I like to imagine ideal outcomes as I fall asleep at night. It's like placing an order with the Universe.
How will it feel? What needs to be true for it to happen? How big is your smile? How high in the air is your fist pump of glee? Who is celebrating with you?
Use language like, "I'm so happy and grateful that I get to experience [insert ideal outcome here]." Change "It would be nice if..." to "It will be nice when..." or even "It is nice that..."
Expect it to happen, and act as if it already has.
If you'd like, take it one step further and create a vision board with images and phrases that evoke this flawless conclusion. Hang your creation somewhere you will see it often.
I love you and will see you soon!