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Sunday, December 10, 2017

See Yourself Thin!

Writing down your goals is the first step to making them real. Posting these goals up somewhere you can see them on a regular basis further increases your chances of success, as you are constantly reminded of what you want to achieve, especially if you have included a behavioural element to the goals.
If you can take this a step further and imagine how it will actually feel to achieve your goal you are even closer to achieving your dreams.

Be as detailed as possible, get truly involved in your visualisation of the experience you will have when your goals and dreams have become reality. The aim is to take a few minutes each day to think about what life will be like when your goals are realised.

So, if you plan to embark on a 12 week fat loss programme, make sure you spend a bit of time each day visualising how fantastic you will look and feel in that new dress you're going to buy, when you go out for dinner with your partner to celebrate your new body.

Or, if you have a holiday planned in a few months time, imagine how you will feel when you step onto the beach, feeling confident in that bikini you bought last year but couldn't quite pluck up the courage to wear.

If you struggle with visualising unaided you should consider creating a 'vision board'. You simply create a collage of images that you associate with success in your goals, and place it somewhere that you can refer to it regularly. Include a picture of a person who has the figure you aspire to sculpt, or it a photo of you when you were at your ideal weight. You can even add visuals of the deadline you have set - if your goal is to be super-fit for a trip to the slopes then an image of someone skiing, or if you want to look great in your bikini on the beach, get a picture of the resort you are actually going to and use that on your vision board.

You can take it a step further still and create a 'mind movie'. It's basically a movie version of a vision board where images that you relate to how you want your life to be are interspersed with positive mantras and statements. Watching this daily, especially before going to bed, can be extremely motivating as it resonates on an emotional and subconscious level. You wake up feeling inspired and empowered.

Visualisation works so effectively as we need to be emotional about our goals in order to truly make long term changes. The power of our subconscious mind is such that it can help us achieve our goals when we aren't really thinking about them - meaning we rely less on willpower so challenges become far easier to overcome.

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