See Yourself Slimmer

See Yourself Slim - Visualise Your Goal

One of the best exercises to keep you motivated when you’re slimming is to visualise how good you’ll look when you reach your goal weight.

WLR Member Allierainbow says...

"I find visualising tremendously helpful - it strengthens my motivation and helps me believe that reaching my goal is possible.

What is your picture of where you will be at goal?

Onwards and Downwards!"

Imagine you are at your goal weight.
(This may be your final goal weight, or an interim goal weight – it’s up to you)

You are going somewhere – maybe to a party or gathering, a sport or leisure activity, shopping or to the gym.

First, imagine yourself getting prepared…

  • What are you going to wear?
  • How do you want to feel?
  • How do you want to look?

When you get there…

You feel fantastic and enjoy yourself

A video of your experience is being made

Picture yourself in this video:

See and hear the video in as much detail as you can – the following questions may help:

  • What do your surroundings look like?
  • What’s the background sound?
  • What’s the atmosphere?
  • What things do you do?
  • How does your body feel?
  • What are you saying to yourself?
  • How do people react to you?
  • Which people do you talk to?
  • What do you say?
  • What do they say to you?

Your finished video should last a couple of minutes or so.

See yourself slim:

Spend at least five minutes a day thinking about/working on this challenge until you create a video you are happy with. Don’t be surprised if this takes a few days or more.

Once you have your video, spend a couple of minutes every night before you go to sleep, or every morning when you wake up, replaying the video in your head.

Get inside it, play your part – feel as you would feel when it’s happening.

"Brain studies now reveal that thoughts produce the same mental instructions as actions.

Mental imagery impacts many cognitive processes in the brain: motor control, attention, perception, planning, and memory. So the brain is getting trained for actual performance during visualization.

It’s been found that mental practices can enhance motivation, increase confidence and self-efficacy, improve motor performance, prime your brain for success, and increase states of flow – all relevant to achieving your best life!"

Angie Le Van MAPP, Psychology Today1

This visualisation task gets the power of your subconscious mind to work on your goals.

The subconscious mind does not distinguish between real or imagined experiences. If your mind recognises that you are a slim and healthy person (through your daily visualisation) it will automatically point you towards the choices that will make that happen.

 

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1. A.J. Adams MAPP 'Seeing is Believing: The Power of Visualisation', Sage Open

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