I wonder how many of us use visualizing techniques without even thinking about it! Visualizing goals is a common practice in business and in life. Remember back to when you were that little child and you imagined about being a nurse. That’s one of the professions I imagined when I was little. You used your imagination to create the scenes you were about to play. As you put yourself into character you visualized your characters ideal life, how they lived, what they did and then acted it out.
As, I said, as a child, I’d imagine being a nurse.
I’d get my dolls, my teddy, my sisters or cousin and practice nursing on them, putting on bandages and ensuring they got plenty of rest if they were not well. It may have been a play roll of a child. However, that play roll needed imagination and some knowledge in what a nurse did.
Visualizing your ideal life can help you design your dream life. Just like as a child you could design your dream character.
How do you visualize your goals?
When I first started blogging online I was asked to imagine my ideal day. What would I do each day if I was not doing what I was doing right now? I work shiftwork and one of my core goals is being able to choose my working hours and work from home. With this in mind, I set about writing up my ideal day, using some questions to guide me.
My ideal life questions.
- What time would I get up?
- What would I do when I get up?
- Would I take part in any sport?
- Where would I live?
- What would I see around me?
- Who is in my life?
- What do I do each day?
- How many hours am I working on my projects each day?
- What hobbies do I have?
- What will I see, hear, feel, smell and taste each day?
Naturally, at first, I just sat and thought because believe me it is difficult to just put pen to paper and write with clarity on your goals. Over the years, we become so brainwashed in just accepting life as it is. Where in fact, we have a lot of control on designing our dream lives.
I know the truth of living life your way from living in different countries, owning businesses, travelling and being there for my children before and after school right through their schooling.
Being there for my family is something I value. Family is one of my core values.
As you write your ideal day think of your core values. Your core values should align with your goals. When your core values and goals are not aligned you could find yourself walking off path and getting nowhere for a long time.
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Why it is important to visualize your ideal life?
The importance of visualizing goals is that when you picture or think about your goals, you use your subconscious mind. And, it is your subconscious mind that prepares and helps you identify what you need to achieve your ambitions.
Just like as a child, you needed to know what your character did so you can act it out. When you visualize your ideal day you need to know what you would like to do, how you would like to spend your time so you can picture it in your mind.
4 Ways to picture your ideal day.
There are different ways in which you could visualize your goals.
- Create a mission statement
- Make a vision board
- Say affirmations
- Write about your ideal day
There is no right or wrong way. The way that works best for you is the best way. I’ve found designing your ideal day and your ideal life requires vision and the ability to craft your imagination using all your senses. This is why I like to have a written ideal day, which I then visualize as reality.
Visualizing your ideal life can help you see the little things you do each day that are already part of your life.
Appreciating each day while designing your ideal life.
By imagining and writing up your ideal day is by far the best way. That is what I have found. It helps with creating habits so dreams come true. Embrace the small daily actions, things or people that are already in your life. Be grateful for each day as you learn what you would like or would not like in your ideal life.
In my ideal day. I wrote about being connected with people and walking for health and mindfulness. I now do both and am connected with people in walking groups. Surprisingly I walk with friends who I’ve known for quite some time who were looking for people to walk with too.
I wrote about starting my day with a walk on the beach at sunrise. This was about mindfulness and this I commenced. Reading the book, ‘The Miracle Morning’ has been such a blessing in discovering how to put some of the healthiest practices into my life. I’ve found that the lifesavers that Hal Elrod discusses in his book really help with happiness, peace of mind and progress toward your goals.
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My ideal day includes lots of family time which is one of my core values. It also includes a combination of activities that assist with living a more balanced life; mindfulness, walking, reading, working and giving. By giving I mean sharing of knowledge, helping where I can in communities, both online and off.
Every day I read my ideal day and every day I see that there are things I’m doing already that are in my future vision. By visualizing your ideal day daily, your subconscious begins to find ways for you to live it.
The power of reading your ideal day daily.
Once you have written your ideal day down. Read it. Read it daily. As you read it, feel it. If you find it doesn’t feel right for you, rewrite it. Your ideal day can change. It is your day, the one you are creating for you.
Tip: Record your ideal day as you read it and play it back to yourself. Allow yourself to hear your ideal day. As you listen to your ideal day, imagine yourself living it.
It is during the times of imagining yourself living your ideal day that you find the ways to design it and live it.
Let your subconscious guide you.
Naturally, it is you that puts in the work. The subconscious guides you.
You set your goal, believe in yourself, visualize your ideal day and take action towards living it. The visualization is important.
When you can imagine your goals as if you have achieved them your mind records it as a real experience. A memory of something you have achieved or experienced. You feel more confident and your internal GPS guides you as you take steps towards creating your ideal life.
Take steps in designing your ideal day by visualizing your ideal life. Get the guide sheet to help you.
Angie blogs about setting goals and mastering habits as well as productivity and living abroad. She started blogging while learning the skills to start an online business. Her goal to work online came about due to wanting to see overseas family and travel around Australia. Her mission is to help others succeed with their goals. Angie often shares tips and tricks while walking the beaches or near the lake on the Central Coast NSW Australia.