Successful people all over the world use visualization to spawn dreams into reality realms. Visualization is just like dreaming but with an intention or purpose. It’s mind over matter. It’s constructing life from a space inside our brains.
Visualization is not about winning as much as it is about self-improvement. With visualization, you can create a world built from your own energies and desires. There are so many reasons why it will help you grow as a person. And there are so many ways you can do it.
Here are a few of the things that visualization can do for your well-being when it becomes part of your routine:
Visualization builds courage. Because you have already seen and experienced yourself in your mind doing, achieving, or performing a task, when it is time for the real event it will be as if you have already done it. Inside your brain you already have!
Visualization fights negative thoughts. During a visualization session, you get to live out your dreams despite what others say. It’s an effective way to battle that negative voice inside your own head. Visualization brings moments of positivity in a world sometimes full of negativity.
Visualization enhances creativity. Visualization allows creative moments to exist, something the mind desperately needs. We tend to exist in scheduled spaces and confines of time. Fostering a practice that gives your mind a break from the day to day routines will be a relief to your psyche. Our brains need breaks—ones full of promise and fantastical visions, ones free from the chains of social constructs and full of creativity.
Visualization collects positive energy. You know the phrase, “what you think about you bring about.” This is what a visualization practice can bring you. Energy flows to where attention flows. By dwelling on what you want in a healthy and positive way, and following it up with action steps, you are bound to see this in action in your life.
Visualization gives us purpose. Visualization develops belief in self and creates a fulfilling life. When we lose hope, we lose so much. Hope is a catalyst for change. A life longing for something is worth the effort.
Through a practice of visualization you discover what you long for and will begin to visualize it every chance you get. When should you do this? Any time! That is what is wonderful about this exercise. I like adding it to my morning routine but you may prefer it during your commute to work or at the end of the day. Some people find their lunch time or a scheduled walk to dream big is the best form for them. The key, as with anything, is not to get too locked in to any one way. Allow for change. Try it!!!