52 Tiny Changes Archive
Change is so huge, so big, so time-consuming. It is much
easier to keep the status quo.
Does it have to be that way? How about if we change just
a little at a time? We are not remaking your whole life
at once. If you do one tiny change a week, by the end of
the year you will have a better, more vibrant life. Another
positive is with small changes, you have a much better chance
at keeping your new habits.
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Tiny Change #15: Visualize the day
you want to have while taking your morning shower
I had read all about visualizing the future-picturing
what you wanted to happen, how you wanted to act and seeing
yourself making your dreams come true. But, I didn't know
when I was going to practice visualization.
That's when I thought about the shower.
It's usually early in the day or right before bed-great
times to do internal things. Most of us can shower in our
sleep and it doesn't take much concentration. We can use
that brain power to see in our mind, the day we want to
Begin with picturing the attitude you want
to have today. Are you smiling? Picture a smooth morning
routine and ways to combat situations that put you off track.
See a healthy you, well-groomed and out the door. Picture
a calm commute to work or taking the kids to school. Even
if there is traffic you left in plenty of time and are listening
to your favorite music in the car.
Now go through the rest of the day. Do you
have a tough meeting you need to handle? Visualize yourself
being assertive, yet likable and getting what you need.
Visualize how you want some difficult projects to go, what
you will say to that person you need to talk to, or how
you will control your online time. See yourself being gentle
and affirming with your kids. Picture a clean house and
a happy chore team.
See yourself float through the evening hour,
handling everything that comes up. Visualize something to
look forward to this evening. And finally settling down
for a good night's sleep.
Now, visualization isn't a genie in the
bottle type thing. You don't visualize and wham everything
turns out just like you saw. But, seeing a picture in your
head will help you and your brain become more attuned with
how you would like things to be. And your brain tries to
work out ways to make it happen.
For more visualization resources for you:
Visualization by Shakti Gawain The classic book on
Living Articles on visualization
Visualization As a source of strength
Creative Visualization a Part of Your Life excerpt
from Shaki Gawain's book
Visualization When You Don't Have the Time More ideas
on fitting in visualization
What do you want today to look like?
52 Tiny Changes
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