What is visualization?
Visualization is a powerful tool for goal setting, confidence building, and generally for making your dreams come true, so long as it is properly used. Recognizing that visualization is a practice that needs to be incorporated into your constant routines is one of the ways to achieve maximum results. With constant visualization, you will be able to work on your subconscious mind to fight those thoughts that makes you break down and help you embrace positive and emphatic steps you need to be at the top of your game.
One way to do this with quicker and effective results is to imagine yourself taking the steps you need in smaller chunks and walking through the process until you achieve that part of the exercise, and then simply repeat this for other areas you want to achieve.
For instance, if you need to do a presentation at work or make a business proposal to your partners. Imagine yourself actually standing up and doing the presentation. Feel the sensation of standing up, truly imagine it and honestly, you will find it easier to take that step. Otherwise, whenever people are anxious or afraid of certain tasks, they may feel insecure, broken, or powerless, which will only invite all things negative. Don't let your negative emotions trample over you. If you do not apply conscious effort to overcome a difficult situation, you will never succeed.
Repeat the visualization process as often as you can until you actually begin to write your script or material. By focusing intently on visualization exercises, you begin to forget your anxieties and fears. It keeps you distracted enough that you may not even realize that a difficult situation has hit you, which you mostly don’t need to focus your energy on. All you need to do is apply this process to whatever it is you need to achieve. The focus you gain from this process definitely moves you closer to taking the actual steps with more ease and greater mental and physical stimulation. Just take it one step at a time, and when you achieve that stage, celebrate it. Feel the sensation success brings and imagine you winning at the end of it all.
Other tips to help effective visualization, include:
Keep your goals in mind
- What is your vision?
- Why do you have to get productive in the first place?
- What is your end goal?
Knowing exactly what you want and why you want it will always be a motivation for you to to continue striving. This will only help you focus more.
So, always be clear with your goals and why you want it. This will help you remain focused and push through the tough and tedious parts. Don’t forget that difficult situations test your focus, commitment and determination. It’s up to you to decide how easy or difficult it is for you to complete certain steps.
Don’t allow worry to take you over, instead, try silencing those unwanted thoughts and focus on getting something done (anything!). Once you do that, you’ll see that all your thoughts will be about finishing your task and achieving your goal.
Use Full details
Begin visualization by establishing a highly specific goal. Whilst visualizing, imagine the future where you have already achieved your goal. Hold a mental ‘picture’ of it as if it were occurring to you right at that moment. Imagine the scene in as much detail as possible. Engage as many of the five senses as you can in your visualization.
- See who are you with.
- Feel the emotions of the moment, as if it was the real situation.
- Be clear on what you are wearing and hear your conversation.
- Smell the air and feel the environment.
- Sit with a straight spine and ensure to practice night and day (just before/after sleep).
- Eliminate any doubts, if they come to you and repeat this practice often.
Combine your visualization practice with affirmations, as this will give your visualizations, greater grounding. Affirmation is a declaration of something, and in your case, it should be a declaration of what you want to achieve. However, make sure that your affirmations are said in the present. For example...
- I am healthy
- I am successful
- I am full of joy, wealth and harmony
Repeat affirmations many times during the day before and after visualisation, and before long, both techniques will become rooted in your subconscious. You will begin to see the manifestation in your life. Practice needs to be consistent and consciously done, for about three to four months, for the changes to be seen.
If you are wondering how to go about visualisation, here is a simple demonstration of what to do:
Sit with a straight spine, and keep your focus on track while you do this. Remember, this is a conscious effort at attracting what you want. Practice early in the morning, just about after waking up or when your nerves are relaxed and just about to sleep at night and make sure you believe in what you see.
To achieve maximum results, just follow the three tips above.