V = Visualize
Closing your eyes and being quiet while you visualize might not look like the most productive thing you can do, but there are actually multiple benefits to visualization. In fact, taking the time to visualize might even help you achieve more in the long run. When we visualize something, our body responds as if what our mind is experiencing is real. This process makes it easier for what we’re imagining to become reality. It’s also a great way to relax, unwind, and spend some quiet time with your own thoughts.
World class athletes use visualization to improve performance and set records that were once thought impossible.
- Visualize having a good day each morning. Spend a few minutes each morning thinking about how well the rest of your day will go. Imagine how you’ll feel at the end of the day and see yourself accomplishing specific tasks.
- Make a vision board with your family. Use pictures from magazines to represent the things you hope to do or achieve together. Find photos of people doing what you want to do. Hang your vision board where you’ll see it often.
- Set a nightly goal. Visualizing right before bed can be very useful, both for helping you achieve results and quieting your mind for rest. Choose one thing that you’ll visualize every night before bed for several weeks. Visualization is a powerful tool that has been used for goal setting and bringing about change in people’s lives. Look for ways to practice it daily.