Happy Friday everyone!
It’s been a little while since I wrote something under the theme of how to create your life, so that’s what I’ll be writing about today! More specifically, visualisation is on the menu.
When it comes to creating your life and getting exactly what you want, there are few things as important as visualising – to see what it is that you want and see how you reach it.
Now, we’re all different, so we all have different ways of visualising. What I suggest is that you try a few different ways out and then go with whatever works for you. Easy peasy!
Here are the three methods I use frequently in my practice:
The vision board
My favourite method would be creating a vision board. A vision board can basically be anything that showcases your dreams and desires. What I normally do is a big collage of pictures and quotes, and pretty decorations, etc., of wishes you want to come true, or people and things that inspire you and make you happy.
It’s not only a great way to visualise where in life you want to go, what you want to do and what makes you happy and inspired, but it’s also really fun to create! And it can be a nice piece in your home. I normally put mine in frames or on a cork board, but you can put it as a wallpaper on your computer or your phone, make a calendar out of it, or whatever you can think of that would work for you. Just remember to keep it somewhere you can always see it!
Give it a go! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! And every time you look at it, it’ll remind you of the things you have and the things you strive for. Great visualisation! Because it is all about thinking about what you want, pretty much constantly and even unconsciously.
Another way of visualising that I like is a type of meditation like state. I often use this method if there is something in particular that I wish for, say a new job or something like that.
You close your eyes and you focus on what it is that you want. I’ll use the new job as an example here. So you would see before your mind’s eye what it would be like going to work in the morning, stepping through the doors at this new work place, who’s there and how you react to each other, how the place in general makes you feel, what you do at your job during the course of the day, etc.
This works well even for making your current job a more pleasant place to be. Imagining it a harmonious, loving place full of inspiration will make it so, if you focus well enough on it!
You can also use this method if you want to visualise love, imagining what it feels like in your body to be in love, what your loved one is like and what you would spend the days doing, and so on.
If you want to travel, see before your mind’s eye where you will go, what it will look like, how hot/cold it is, what it smells like, how you feel, what the people there are like…
Your options are endless!
The wish list
A fun practice is making wish lists. And they do work way better than you give them credit for! It’s not just something that kids do to tell Santa what they want for Christmas!
Wish lists are easy to start off with, like the vision board, only here you write down exactly what you want. For example, when I was younger and still living at home, my family and I used to do these lists when looking for the perfect place to live (yes, we did move around a little – ahem, a lot). So on these lists we would write things like how many rooms we needed, where we wanted to live, how much rent we wanted to pay, if we wanted a bath tub, garden or balcony, how close to the bus/train, etc. Your options are endless – just put whatever you want on that list!
Eventually, what you want to do (and you’re welcome to start training this straight away) is to visualise without even thinking of it. You want to get to the right state of mind where you just assume that everything will come to you as long as you think of it/visualise it. It should become second nature, really.
So it’s worth starting this off as soon as possible. It’s not hard, it’s just fun! So enjoy the journey and have a great weekend visualising!