|My 2011 Vision Board|
Yesterday, my friend, Shiketa Morgan, had this as her Facebook status: Have u tried closing your eyes and visualizing what you want in your life? If you've already been there in your mind...it's going to manifest.
If you know me or have read any of my blog posts (here or on For Colored Gurls), I'm sure you know that I'm a firm believer in visualization. Not only do I close my eyes to visualize, I also have a couple of vision boards, and I take time every night to write a 'script', writing and visualizing how I want the next day to go. And I can tell you that it has really worked for me. Some examples (large and small): I've been able to visualize winning a contest (and won), I've had money for things I needed when I needed it, and I've imagined myself as more positive and less stressed (and it's been working for the most part).
Two of the main keys to attaining your desires through visualization is 1) Feeling good and positive about the things you want; and 2) believing and expecting it to happen.
If you're not exactly sure how to visualize effectively, here are a few tips:
- Be clear. Before you even begin to visualize, you need to get clear about what it is you truly desire. One thing I visualize about, of course, is my business. I am clear about the fact that I want to assist more people, assist more clients, improve my skills and increase brand awareness. Since I know exactly what I want, I'm able to create a more clear picture in my head.
- Really visualize. When you visualize, make sure that you are as detailed as possible. For example, when I'm visualizing about my business, I imagine happily working on projects and recording profits, I see myself talking on the phone with clients, and I see myself in a fabulous home office. Try to feel, smell, hear and see everything you can-- doing this should make you feel excited about what's to come.
- Create a vision board. On your board (or slideshow), you can put pictures of the things you want (like a particular amount of money or an affirmation) or images of people you admire and want to be like. Combining this with imagining your desires can really help.
It may (or may not) take you a long time to see results, but you definitely will. Just give it some time; you'll get there!
Do you have any visualization tips? If so, please share with a comment! : )