Visualization is the act of using visual images in order to get the desired results. If you imagine a range of different events in the way you want it is often possible to fool your brain and body to think that it is real. This brings the physical and emotional changes and helps you to achieve success.
Visualization technique helps a person to shape and design his future with the help of positive thoughts and imaging positive images. Positive outcome can be achieved by visualizing them.
Visualizing means to sit and imagine positive things about your aim or goal. If you visualize good things your attitude towards life will become positive and this in turn improves your self-esteem. One’s self concept gets limited by what you think you can do. There is a say “If you think big you will achieve big”, therefore visualizing good and positive is the key to ones success.
How It Works?
If a person visualizes the techniques properly, he gets a clear picture of the positive image in great details. Visualizing affects the nervous system by using the same muscle pattern like you have been actually performing. This visualization is interpreted by your brain as real and the subconscious mind helps you to perform this action with ease and without stress.
Planning It Out
The power of positive thought is immense and is perhaps the best technique to overcome low self-esteem. Visualization means to plan and design a course of actions. You have to outline your short term and long term goals of your life and work towards achieving them with confidence. Regularly evaluate your activities and make adjustments if needed. When you achieve your goal celebrate it. Life becomes very interesting and exciting if one learns to reward himself for his own accomplishment.
How to visualize?
You should visualize your goals with great details. Use as many of your sense organs as you can. The more you practice it during the day the better it is. Visualizing is particularly more helpful if we do it at bed time. This is because at bed time we retain it for a longer period in our subconscious mind. The more you add details to your imaginations and the more you feel strongly about your visualization, the better will be the outcome.
Benefits of Visualizing
1. Positive Thinking
The basic principal behind visualization is that what you think becomes real. This principle helps a person to persuade his feelings physically. There are three basic types of visualization. Programmed, guided and receptive. With programmed visualization, a clear description of a person’s goal is imagined. Then he works towards achieving these goals and aims. The person can also visualize any type of healing he wants to achieve. This technique also helps in achieving healing. In receptive and guided visualization a person usually seeks an answer to a life question or a resolution to an issue.
The answer or resolution is within the person but it is deep buried and he is confused about it. These techniques are similar to dream interpretation. These techniques show that subconsciously a person knows what he wants to do or has to do. But his fear and anxiety puts him in a confused state of mind. These techniques enable a person to relax and focus on the message received by the inner conscious. This helps him to relax and think. In guided, a person creates a clear image as he does with programmed visualization. Here, however he misses some important element. This element is decided by his sub-conscious mind.
3. Immediate Relief
Visualization exercises works best when the person is relaxed. The outcome may vary from person to person. Some people may experience immediate relief while others may take some time. The amount of determination, imagination and willingness all help you to achieve your goal faster. This is however a very strong technique to develop the strength of your mind and overcome low self-esteem.