Well, I’m pretty sure you all know the power of positive thinking – how it can literally change your life (I’m not being dramatic either, for once). Having a pessimistic and negative outlook on life will essentially lead to you never materialising your goals or manifesting where you want to be. Basically, you’re not going to lead a very happy life.
Sure if thats what you want, you do you boo.
Having suffered with enough mental health illness’s to last me a lifetime, I’ve also battled with having a very pessimistic outlook on life – believe me, I would literally shit on anything remotely happy. See the glass half empty, if you were. Once I started to address the fact I was living a life where the glass was always half empty, I started to want change.
I’m not talking next level posi vibes 24/7, but my outlook on life in general needed to change if I was ever going to get even remotely close to achieving my very much achievable goals.
Creative visualisation had my back. And I think that it probably has yours too.
This creative visualisation basically helped the girl who never believed in herself (me), believe in herself (a little bit, at least). I started to be a lot more positive in what was going on in my life.
So, obviously, the first stage in my little positive circle was setting (or acknowledging) what I wanted to achieve. Much easier said than done when I was always adamant, I was never going to achieve it. In a way, maybe this was the hardest step for me?
PS I advise you’re in a place where you can devote your full attention to this exercise, else it does start to get very confusing to say the least.
Now you’ve got your goal in mind – you know what you want to achieve, the next step is to relax. Like fully relax. Those people who find it impossible to relax, I see you, and I know you can do it – focus on the way your breathing, sounds fairly basic, but this always helps me to relax to my fullest.
Being in a relaxed state, somewhere you feel safe and happy, start to break the visualisation down into small chunks – an order to you achieving your goal. Plan out how you’re going to get there in small manageable chunks. Don’t chuck yourself in at the deep end – if your goal is to run a marathon, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it isn’t going to happen overnight, or in this instance, in one chunk. Break it up, realistically.
No one really likes this bit, but begin to see your goal from other peoples points of view. Or the challenges that may occur along the way.
Being someone that likes to be in control of everything, and I mean everything – I always find it very reassuring for me to consider the challenging aspects that may arise during my goal achieving, mainly because it’s kind of inevitable really. And lightly figure out what I would do if and when they arise.
Now allow yourself to visualise the feeling of when you reach your goal, you’ve got there. You’ve broke it down into small manageable chunks and completed every chunk at ease. Pretty good feeling right?
Now you just have to do it. Which you can.
You’ve positively visualised yourself getting there, now theres no reason for you not to actually achieve your goals.
This seems like a pretty simple task, and one that I wish I had started to implement into my daily life a lot sooner. It’s really helped me to be less pessimistic and more positive when it comes to achieving my goals – if I can visualise it, I can do it.
If you’re someone who struggles with having a positive outlook when it comes to getting where you want to, or just a positive outlook on life in general, give this a go and let me know what you think!
What are your top tips for staying positive?
All my love,