Nowadays, most people who are looking to improve their lives have heard of the concept of visualization. However, most of us still have doubts about whether something so simple can actually work. By just thinking about, focusing on and visualizing the things that you want, can you attain them?
And then, consider the fact that sometimes, it’s actually quite difficult to pull up the images you want in your mind. The mind doesn’t necessarily want to move in the direction that you want it to move in. You might want to focus on the car that you want to buy but your mind starts thinking about whether you’ve turned off the stove or what you’re going to say to so-and-so when you meet them or what you should wear for your date that evening.
So how do you turn your mind towards the things that you want it to focus on? Here are a few tips:
One great way to focus on the things you want is by using vision boards. This technique involves taking a board and putting pictures of what you want on it using thumb tacks. Then put the board in a place where you’ll see it every day.
This way, you don’t have to force your mind to think about the things that you want. They’ll just be in front of you.
You can make a collage of several things you would like to have in your life on your vision board. Decorate it with shiny stars and ribbons. Make it something you like to look at. Visualization should never be a chore or else it won’t work.
Paintings and Photos
Another great way to visualize is by putting up paintings and photos of things that you want in your home. Try to think of a way in which the paintings fit into the décor as well as represent what you’re looking for.
- Many people put up happy photos of themselves with their families. They may not realize it but these are visualizations of a happy family life.
- If you’re trying to attract a relationship into your life, try putting up paintings that speak to you of romance.
- Even something simple like a still-life of fruits can help you in your aim to eat healthy and lose weight.
Many of us decorate our homes to the best of our ability but we forget to do the same with our workspaces. Consider the fact that your workspace is where you spend the majority of your day. Then pick and choose the items with which you want to decorate it.
Many people only have cubicles. So their space is limited. Try to infuse this space with as much meaning as you can. Each piece that you use should speak to you of one of your aims.
If you want to make it as an artist, put up a miniature print. If you want to be a writer, keep copies of your favorite books. If you’ve published a few things, you can cut them out and frame them. Even if you’ve received some compliments along with your rejection letters, you can cut these out and put them where they’ll be visible.
The idea is to surround yourself with positive energy as much as you can.
Clothes and Accessories
Another great way to visualize is to wear clothes and accessories which remind you of your aim. Many people will tell you that you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. This is one great way of constantly reminding yourself what you’re aiming for.
- Wear suits if you want to move up the corporate ladder.
- Dress like an artist if you want to be one.
- To attract a relationship, wear all your great date-night clothes even if you’re just going to the mall or for a movie.
Even making just one of the above adjustments at home, at work or in your wardrobe can lead into powerful visualizations which will help you to achieve what you want.