“I was trying to daydream but my mind kept wandering”
~ Stephen Wright
If I told you that daydreaming can help to draw the things you most desire to you, would you make time for it? Would you make daydreaming a purposeful activity, like going to the gym or to your job?
Daydreaming is powerful and effective visualization. By allowing our mind to wander in daydreams, our subconscious wishes and desires are given the green light to bubble up into our consciousness.
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Daydreams are clues to our deepest and most powerful subconscious thoughts, thoughts we’re going to need to take hold of if we’re going to create the life our dreams.
Daydreaming or visualization can help us to realize the changes we need to make in order to be happy. They can lead us to modifying our behavior so that we actively create the life we long to have. Here are some tips on getting started visualizing.
Make time for visualization.
Just like going to the gym results in a healthier you, taking time every day to allow your mind to wander results in a reduction of stress and anxiety. It doesn’t have to be long. Just a few minutes every day, consistently over a period of time.
You don’t have to fall into a deep meditative state.
Know that feeling of “zoning out” when doing a repetitive activity like washing dishes or mowing the lawn? When you fall into that “zone” you are fully aware of all things around you, yet able to let your mind to wander. This is the ideal state for visualization.
Keep a notebook handy.
Jot down what was happening in your daydream and the consequence of it. Take note of how you feel at any “turning point” of your vision. Was it a feeling of success and accomplishment or something else? This are important clues.
Don’t get down on yourself if you aren’t able to let your mind drift for very long. Keep trying. With daily practice visualization should get easier.
Sprinkle in some affirmations to spur your daydreams.
Affirmations can reinforce our goals. A simple daily affirmation that could be helpful in visualizing might be “I am open to new possibilities and visions of my future. I am ready to imagine abundance in my life.”
Mind your thoughts.
Don’t allow negative thoughts to derail your vision. When images that evoke thoughts of “I can’t do that” or “that will never happen” bubble up, STOP. These types of self-defeating thoughts will actually prevent the very thing you want from coming to you. Because of the Law of Attraction, when you think “I can’t ________” the universe obliges!
Instead become a non-judgmental observer of these images and thoughts. Make note of them in your notebook to come back to later. When you’re ready, you can create a mind map of reasons why you may be stopping yourself from achieving what it is you desire.