Reprogram Your Mind And Body For Success
Creative visualization may sound all fuzzy, new age and far fetched to you. However, if you can put aside your doubts for a moment and give it a try, the results of your creative visualization exercise could surprise and delight you.
Creative visualization involves the use of mental images to project the achievement of a particular task, performance or any desired outcome.
The key here is the fact that your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between the images that it is feed during the creative visualization process and reality. As such, perfect outcomes can be created in your own mental lab and used to increase your levels of self belief and confidence. Of course the only way that you can “see” for yourself what creative visualization can do for you is to give it a try.
Here are some steps to get you off the mental imaging starting block:
1) Recall A Strong, Positive Memory
You can make this positive memory as racy or inspiring as you like-nobody else will know anyway. For example, the recall your graduation day or the birth of your child is the kind of strong, positive memory that I am talking about. What you want to notice is how you recall the memory. Are you able to see the past events in full color, do any scents come to mind or can you recall some of the words that you said with only a vague recollection of the actual event?
Use your dominant areas of recall to model your first visualization exercises.
2) Start With An Easy First Visualization Exercise
Now that you have recalled your past, mentally project a future event or reality based on an aspect of your daily life that you can easily recall. For example, you can visualize yourself reaching to the office on time in your favorite blue shirt and red tie or feeling great while doing your usual morning exercise.
3) Practice Frequently
Do not put off your visualization sessions or you can easily never get to it. Instead, be sure to practice your visualization on a daily basis, preferably at a time and place where you will not be interrupted for at least ten minutes.
4) Set Clear, Short-term Goals For Your Creative Visualization Sessions
Seeing some early success from your visualization sessions will inspire you to keep on practicing. You can easily use visualization to start to develop new habits such as being punctual or being calm with a rude customer by mentally repeating these desired new behaviors in your sessions.
5) What A Feeling
Allow yourself to truly feel positive emotions such as joy, pride, excitement during your creative visualization exercise. The strong feelings you experience while performing your visualization exercises appear to act like a magnet to draw the desired imaged results to you faster.
Like so many other worthwhile activities, the more time and energy that you invest in creative visualization, the more personal benefits you will be able to enjoy.