Visualisation is my favourite motivational exercise. I was first introduced to visualisation when reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. If you’re a morning person like me – you need to read this book! The Miracle Morning basically talks about the perfect morning routine for a successful day (however you define that) and it goes like this:
S – Silence
A – Affirmations
V – Visualisation
E – Exercise
R – Reading
S – Scribing
Visualisation really is as easy as it sounds. You simply visualise your goals and it can be really fun! A great way to do this exercise is to create a vision board. It’s great to have a vision board in your home but I personally have a vision board on Pinterest so I can look at it wherever I am. For example, my vision board is mainly filled with travel and home inspo. This is because my next big goal is to move out with my boyfriend. Visualisation is something I’d been doing for years and I didn’t realise it could benefit me! The most efficient way to practice visualisation is to be very specific when doing so. It actually talks about this in The Secret on Netflix. For example, if you’re visualising driving your dream car, really go into detail… what do your freshly manicured hands look like wrapped around the wheel?
The most important part of this exercise isn’t actually visualising what you want though, it’s visualising you doing what it takes to get there. This sounds slightly more boring but this is a great way to get fresh ideas on how you can reach your goals. Other amazing ways of visualising other than using a vision board are:
- Imagining how you’re going to feel when you achieve a goal
- Think about what type of person did you have to become to get there? How cool are you on a scale of 1-10?
- Imagine what your day would be like if you were living your dream life. What would you rather be doing?
To finish off, here are some pictures from my vision board as inspiration for you. Note – it’s really important to know what you actually want before starting this exercise. It would be a good idea to have a little goal-setting session before starting. If you’ve already done this, do it again to refresh your memory.