Have you ever thought about something you wanted before you received it and imagined what it would be like if you already had it?
As birthdays and holidays grew near I remember flipping through catalogs and picking out the gifts I’d like to get for my birthday or Christmas.
I remember sitting up in bed at night pretending as if I already had them. The feelings were so real, sometimes I’d forget in the morning that it was only pretend and look to see where the toys were.
My birthday would come and as I unwrapped my gifts, there it was, the toy or toys I had imagined receiving!
Since we’re older now, toys may be a far illustration for some of you to grasp.
So, what about being a millionaire? Being able to say, "I am a millionaire!"
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have millions in the bank?
How it might feel to never “have to” work again?
How you’d walk?
What would you feel on the inside? A sense of accomplishment that you can provide everything your family needs?
Where you might take vacations?
What would you do with all the free time you would have if you decided not to go to work?
If you really got into this exercise, did a smile spread across your face? Did you sit up taller or feel a sense of joy or control?
If so, now take this exercise and apply it to weight loss.
So, many people ask me, “How do I lose weight?” The simple answer is eat supportively, exercise efficiently and get plenty of rest.
But, what about when that’s not enough?
I understand many people have no idea what it would feel like, look like or how they’d act if they were at their ideal weight, but what if you did know?
What if you were able to close your eyes and see yourself there? On the beach, at a party or wherever/ whatever you would be doing if you had the body you dream of?
Start right now!
Take action now!
The action I’m referring to isn’t a workout or and exercise class. It’s visualizing in your mind what you want to look and feel like when you achieve your fitness or weight loss goal.
Start by taking the next 5 minutes, sit quietly and bring into your visualization as much feeling, color, brightness and action as possible. The more senses you can pull into the visualization the better.
It may be difficult at first. Especially, if you haven’t done this type of thing since you were a kid, looking at toys in a catalog. It might take a little time, but it’s worth it right?
5 to 10 minutes a day is all you need!