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Anyone used visualisation to help achieve their goals?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 06, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I think to move forward I need to start tapping into the power of my mind. I want to look, feel and perform well not only now but 10, 20, 40 years from now. However my mind seems weak and sometimes I imagine eating ice-cream/binging and guess what happens!

So I need to develop visualisation strategies and practices, eg imagine I can do a perfect dead hang pull up, visualise what I am going to eat at mealtimes the next day and how it is going to satisfy me. Imagine my clothes getting looser as I lean out.

I would be interested in hearing about anyone using visualisation or mind games.

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on July 07, 2011
at 04:18 PM

Great idea. Love that "thank you body part". Perhaps it's all just changing you perception. I will use that.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on July 07, 2011
at 04:16 PM

I like that idea of just deciding you are not a smoker anymore. Love that. I think I will use that for some of my crazy eating patterns.

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on July 07, 2011
at 06:27 AM

btw, dont beat yourself up about the ice cream, after all, we can indulge ourselves once in a while if that is what your mind wants to think about ;) it makes the hard road a little more easy to endure.

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on July 07, 2011
at 06:26 AM

great tag! I love it. I do and it WORKS.

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on July 06, 2011
at 09:52 PM

@Danielle - I'm not using it for fat loss but for depression and anxiety. I'm still working my way through it but dayum - I'm seeing total results! @Mer: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/soybean-ad#!/photos/72003/3

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on July 06, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I love eft! What sort of techniques do you use for fat loss?

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on July 06, 2011
at 09:20 PM

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! What a great battle scene! I've got to make a cannon....

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on July 06, 2011
at 07:31 PM

I do.............

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 06, 2011
at 07:05 PM

Yes! I'm just getting back into it by way of EFT. A few years ago I used it to accomplish some personal goals. I also used it to visualize my body looking a certain way. It worked but moreso I used it to accept parts of my body I can't change. Its also helpful with food. I have made myself believe I hate certain foods and gag when I see them. I need to work on hating pie now :)

We had a thread about this a month back I'm terms of visualization to cure disease but I can't find it. Buddhism talks about this a lot.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 06, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I love eft! What sort of techniques do you use for fat loss?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 06, 2011
at 09:20 PM

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! What a great battle scene! I've got to make a cannon....

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 06, 2011
at 09:52 PM

@Danielle - I'm not using it for fat loss but for depression and anxiety. I'm still working my way through it but dayum - I'm seeing total results! @Mer: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/soybean-ad#!/photos/72003/3

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on July 06, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Great question. I make visualization a regular part of my day - like before meals (a secular and private grace of sorts). Tony Robbins (I know I know don't kill me for this) talks about ways of changing your thinking. He equates it to creating a new "groove" (like in a vinyl record) in your brain. You're not weak, you just need a new groove.

I will say that I have made some very dramatic changes in my life. I took a few practice leaps at making these changes. But once I decided to change, I just did it - all at once. I once smoked, then one day I decided I wasn't a smoker. I once binged on terrible foods - same decision. It seems that what works best for me is to create a new image of myself for myself and then spend my energy living that new image. Visualization has helped me create that image, but it is very important to also live that image.

This could be a quirky part of my personality, but it works for me.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on July 07, 2011
at 04:16 PM

I like that idea of just deciding you are not a smoker anymore. Love that. I think I will use that for some of my crazy eating patterns.

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on July 06, 2011
at 10:19 PM

I do! It's a two-step process for me:

1) during meditation, I imagine what I want but then go a step further and imagine the feeling of having accomplished it. Then I try to hold onto that feeling in my body as long as I can. Usually the word 'yes!' pops out of my mouth. I find that by meditating on the feeling of accomplishment, it is fully positive (as opposed to imagining, say, a flatter belly- then the 'negative' of my bloated belly is still present.)

2) after meditation, I'll get up on my feet and go thru my body parts and thank them- 'thank you feet! You carry me! Thank you liver! You work so well I don't even notice you! Thank you eyebrows! You are so shapely!' etc etc. This helps, again, with focusing on the positive in the midst of change.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on July 07, 2011
at 04:18 PM

Great idea. Love that "thank you body part". Perhaps it's all just changing you perception. I will use that.

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