How Visualization Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Updated: Jan 24, 2021
With the start of a new year comes new goals and new intentions. If you haven't done so already, now is the perfect time to plan for this new year, or at least the next few months that are to come. Just having the idea is great, but it won't become real until you actually plan, and really see yourself achieving that goal.
When it comes to manifesting your goals, visualization is key. In fact, one of the quickest ways to manifest a goal into your reality is to visualize yourself as if that goal has already happened, and show up every day as that person. I guarantee you that if you are consistent and dedicated with this, you will achieve your goal in no time.
When you visualize, you have to truly believe that your goal is obtainable. There are many ways to visualize your goals, but not every way works for everybody, so picking what does work, and sticking to it will be very helpful. In a previous blog post I talked about manifestation, and listed a few ways to visualize your goals. In this post I thought I would elaborate a little.
Journaling is a great way to visualize your goals. So many people underestimate how powerful journaling can be, and I used to be one of them. Journaling can be therapeutic, but it can also be great for planning out different aspects of your life.
When you take the time to write out your thoughts, dreams or goals, it forces you to think practically. It allows you to organize your thoughts, which makes it easier for you to see the bigger picture. It also forces you be clear about what you actually want, which ultimately makes it easier for you to be clear on which steps you need to take.
I'm sure you've heard of Vision Board parties, where a small group or a couple of friends (but you can also do this alone) may get together and create vision boards of what they plan on accomplishing. There are a few ways to create vision boards, there is no right or wrong way.
Most people cut out pictures from magazines that best describe their short term or long term goals, and arrange them on their boards. If this isn't really for you, you can also create a "vision board" on your phone. There are many different photo collage apps that you can use. You can google and screenshot the pictures, upload them to whichever app you choose, and arrange them to your liking. Once you're done you can use the finished product as your lock screen so that you can have a constant reminder of what you're working towards.
Meditation is another great way to visualize your goals. When you meditate, you are simply training your mind to focus. This will become less challenging the more you do it.
It can be so easy to get wrapped up in your thoughts, but meditation can be a way to avoid or stop that. When you meditate you quiet your mind, which will allow you to be intentional about whatever it is you decide to focus on. You may also find that doing this, is yet another way to help you see things more clearly.
Making a Plan
This is a very important with any goal that you want to accomplish. Sometimes when we have a goal, it can seem very straightforward in our minds. Also, when it stays in our minds, it can be easy for us to never really take action on it. Sometimes it's not until you write it out and break it down into small steps (because that's all planning is) that you can really see all that it takes to get where you are trying to go. Not to mention that it's much easier to achieve a few small steps, than it is to achieve one big step.
Speaking daily affirmations is something I didn't know I needed until I began doing it. If remembering to speak words of affirmations is a challenge, there are apps that can generate some for you, they can even come to you as notifications.
You can also try writing them down. You can use sticky notes and place them where you can see them often, or just write them down in your journal. There's no right or wrong way, it's totally up to you.
Ultimately, there are many ways you can visualize your goals, I just listed a few that I have personally found to be helpful. Planning for the new year doesn't have to be hard. You can make it as fun, or as straight forward as you want it to be. Pick whichever one resonates with you the most. You can pick one (or more than one) of the methods listed above, again, it's totally up to you. If you have already done, or plan to do any of the methods listed above, please share them with us below in the comments section, we would love to hear about it.
Cheers to 2021! I hope it's all that you plan for it to be.
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