52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
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 have.
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
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
For more visualization resources for you:
Visualization by Shakti Gawain The classic book on visualization
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?
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