Do you ever catch yourself in a daydream when a favorite song like “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong comes on? All of a sudden you find yourself with your favorite person, or maybe sitting on the beach or even imagining what you will be doing if you reach that health goal you’ve been working on. And then you “wake yourself up” because you feel your life is too busy to be daydreaming and it is just a waste of time.
WRONG. Sit down, take a deep breath and let your mind wander for a bit. It is healthy for us in many ways—relieving stress being the most effective.
Our minds are very powerful, and the visual images we create can determine some of the strong feelings and emotions we experience. That is why it is important to be clear about what you want to visualize and why.
The power of positive thinking helps us move in that direction. Visualize being successful, and you will succeed. Your mind will help you move in the direction you need. Soon you will find yourself using more powerful, positive words in your description of yourself and your life. You will be living your thoughts.
Negative thoughts have a way of entering our minds all the time. We have to learn how to shake those out and keep the positive ones in place. Visualization will help you do that. Pick one place, person or thing that brings a smile to your face and make it be your special vision. Every time something negative pops into your head, use your special vision to help move you from that negative thought.
If I have had a difficult day, I take a shower and imagine that the water coming down on me is full of plus signs and that all the negative signs are washing down the drain. Soon I feel lighter and cleaner, and I don’t have the negativity surrounding me before I go to sleep that night.
There are many things we can do to enhance positive creative visualization to help change our moods. Take the time to grow your imagination—just like when you were a child. You are worth the time, effort, and most of all—the results.
I Care, Barb