Ok, I know what you’re thinking… this one’s getting a little too new age-y on us. But hear me out, because I’m not suggesting a “kick-back, think it and you’ll become it” hocus-pocus approach. There is much scientific research proving the benefits of visualization in attaining your goals.
Making any of your goals a reality, whether it’s getting your body in the best shape of your life or making a major career change, takes hard work and determination. I think Aristotle’s definition sums it up:
“First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends: wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”
Put Pen To Paper Or E-Paper: All experts agree the first step is to define your goal and give it as much detail as possible. Devote thought to your timeline, and add in how you plan to go about getting there. If you want to lose fat and tighten up your physique, how many days a week will you lift weights? How often will you assess your progress? How will you modify your diet? Put it all down on paper, or better yet, save it on your computer so you can reevaluate and adjust, as necessary.
Set The Scene: Like most meditation techniques, you want to be in a comfortable quiet space when you practice visualization. I like to practice when I take a warm, cozy bath, which seems to be the only time I can escape pets and work and focus on me. However, clearing my head of all its thoughts & worry is a big challenge for me. This is when I turn to my essential oils for help. Lavender essential oil is famous for easing both the mind and body. With its soothing Epsom salts and velvety scent of Hungarian Lavender essential oil, my go to for visualization time is our Hungarian Lavender Bath Bomb. It sets the right mood for me so I can create a vivid image of my goals.
Put Visualization In Motion: Visualization is an effective tool for anyone trying to reach an important goal. Focus on what your life will look like once you have crossed the finish line. Tap into all your senses. What does it look like? How will you feel? Will you carry yourself differently now? Try to get as detailed as you can. The more you practice more specifics may come up & your visualization will evolve. Embrace all of it.
I hope you will give visualization a try. And please, feel free to share your thoughts with me.
Wishing you and your families much health and happiness!