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Task – Goal Visualisation

Imagine you are at your goal weight. You are going out to a special event – maybe a wedding, party or other significant gathering.

First imagine yourself getting ready…

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

Before you go out…

Look at yourself in a full-length mirror before you go out – you look amazing.

Twist and turn and pose in front of the mirror – smile – enjoy being the new you.

At the event…

You feel fantastic and have a great time.

Someone is making a video of the event.

Picture your highlights on this video:

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

  • What’s the background sound? The lighting?
  • How do you look as you walk around the venue?
  • How do people react to you?
  • What things do you do?
  • Which people you talk to?
  • What do you say?
  • What do they say to you?

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

Replay it in your head a couple of times to get to know it – add stuff as it comes to mind.

The Task:

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. Visualise yourself at your goal.

‘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 Today

The visualisation challenge gets the power of your subconscious mind to work on your goals – much as elite athletes do when they are preparing for success. 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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