Use the Power of Inner Images

Visualization as Part of a Morning Routine (#4)

Many people use their imagination to manifest events in life. Even many celebrities use the power of visualization as part of their morning routine. The practice is also widespread among athletes. They imagine what they want to achieve and practice the sequence of events that will lead to success.
For example, Tiger Woods, the famous golf player, is known to visualize every shot in great detail before executing it.

„If you can dream, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.“ (Walt Disney)

Visualization

Have you ever observed what kind of pictures you have in your mind during the day? Often we think about things that did not go well in the past and see the images in front of us again and again. But this is not helpful. It would be better to create inner images, which show a positive picture of the future.

Step-by-step guide

So what is the best way to proceed if you want to practice visualization?

  1. Preparation
    Think about how and where you want to practice visualization. Find a comfortable place where you can sit upright. You can also have soft music playing in the background while visualizing or turn on an aroma lamp with essential oils if that helps you get into a relaxed state. During the visualization, it es recommended closing your eyes. Have a piece of paper and pen ready. If a distracting thought comes up, you can write it down, making it easier to focus your mind on the visualization. Have a timer at hand.
  2. What do you want, and what does it look like?
    Create a visualization script. What areas of your life do you want to visualize? How should your life look? Areas can be work, finances, family, sports, housing, and everything else you want to work on. For example, if you’re going to change your living situation: What exactly should the future look like? A penthouse apartment in a big city? How many rooms? How is it furnished? What view do you have from the roof terrace? Or would you prefer a small wooden house by the sea?
    The details are essential. If they want to be more successful: How does success look? Maybe it is a page on your homepage with many positive testimonials from your satisfied customers. Or a large office? What do the testimonials say? What exactly does the office look like?
  3. Vision Board
    It can also be useful to create a vision board. This serves as a visual script for your visualization practice.
    To do this, pick photos that reflect your dreams. Put the images together on one page. The best way to do this is digital. Then, when the picture is coherent for you and includes all the areas you want to visualize, print out the page. You can hang it on your pinboard or put it in a frame on the wall.
    The vision board will remind you of your positive pictures of the future.
  4. Visualize
    Once you know what you want to visualize, sit down and relax, set a timer for 5 minutes, and get started. Go through your script (positive images of your future) in your head in detail. Imagine not only what you see but also what you smell, hear, and feel. For example, at the house by the sea, smell the salty air, hear the sea’s sound, feel the hammock you are lying in on the porch and the warming sun on your skin. In addition to the use of all senses, feelings are also essential. Feel inside yourself. How do you feel there in the hammock? Relaxed, happy, content, full of energy?
    Use visualization to align yourself with your goals. If you have some practice, you can practice for 10 minutes. But make sure you are focused on the task at hand and not distracted by other thoughts.

Practice daily as part of your morning routine. Over time, your dreams may change, or perhaps some have already come true. Adjust your visualization accordingly as needed.

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