Is there something in your life you’d like to change? Are you worried about how to handle a certain situation? Using this visualization exercise can help you understand what needs to happen and make you feel calm and peaceful about getting there.

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TRANSCRIPT: In this segment we’re going to do a visualization exercise.  Choose a situation that occurs frequently in your life that you would like to see happen differently. Okay, so I am going to visualize me procrastinating doing these videos. I would like to see that happen differently; I would like to get up in the morning and do a video every day, or you know, at least a podcast episode or something every day. So now close your eyes and visualize what has been happening in that situation, imagine as many details as possible.

All right, so I’m closing my eyes. I’m visualizing what has been happening — I am getting up, I’m on my computer, I’m thinking about what I need to do. I have a few ideas rolling around in my head, and then I kind of think, oh, but then I would have to get ready, and I’m not sure if I have time to do all that, and I have to set up the lighting, and it’s not set up right now. Okay, a lot of details  — oh, let’s see I’ve gotta think, what is the lighting in the room? I might be sitting in the sun. What is the sound in the room? Not a lot of sound except for the dogs barking outside or the cat meowing. Now I’ve got a lot of details. I’m going to open my eyes and I’m going to close them again to reset my thoughts.

And now I’m going to visualize the situation as I would like to see it happening. I’m going to imagine as many details as possible. All right, so I am now waking up, and I’m on my computer. I’m looking at the different ideas I have for videos and podcasts, and I am going to commit to one. I’m going to just pick one and say, ‘I’m going to do that today.’ I’m sitting in the sun and I’m hearing the birds chirping outside.  I’m going to get up and go to my office and I’m going to ignore the cat meowing. I’m going to my office and I’m going to sit down and just grab the microphone and open up my powerpoint and start talking. That’s what I’m going to do. Okay, now open your eyes.

I’m opening my eyes. How are the two versions different? How did you make them different? Well, I obviously took action in the second one; I just made myself do it. I gave myself a time limit and I just decided to pick one and do it. Did the change all happen in your head? Yeah, that all happened in my head, so it was a lot easier than doing it in real life. Could you make those changes happen in real life? I could. Yes, I could; I could make those changes happen in real life, just gotta do it. I’ve got to — let’s see, maybe not wait for the motivation to do it, just do it.

Okay, so that was me doing the visualization exercise and now it is your turn to do it! Choose a situation that occurs frequently in your life that you would like to see happen differently. Close your eyes and visualize what has been happening in that situation. Imagine as many details as possible. Now open your eyes and then close them again to reset your thought patterns. Visualize the situation as you would like to see it happening. Imagine as many details as possible. Now open your eyes. How are the two versions different? How did you make them different? Did the change all happen in your head? Could you make those changes happen in real life?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this visualization exercise.

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