Visualizing the Goal
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Right now, if you've been following me at all, lol, I'm 38 weeks pregnant and really wanting to get this baby out of me!! One of the mental tools I'm using is visualization. I've pictured different stages of my delivery to get my mind and body in line, such as the starting to get contractions stage, the actual delivery stage and the holding my little one for the first time stage. Some of this is easier because I've gone through one delivery, so I've got a focal point :)
But visualization is something that can be used for healthy living and weight loss goals too. I'm probably an over user of visualization. If I want it, I visualize it. Sometimes I get a weak image, sometimes it's a strong powerful image, but the more focused I am on the image, the easier my goal is to achieve. Once the baby is born I plan to really incorporate visualization in my daily routine. Every once in awhile I'll focus on the long term image of what I hope to achieve, but usually I'll just visualize the smaller goals. Maybe stepping on the scale and seeing it down 5 pounds, or see myself eating vegetarian for the whole day. Oh...shopping for new clothes, that's one that I think I'll really focus on! Even seeing myself in good financial and good emotional health are some visualizations I'll use.
One of the things I like about using visualization is that it is also a time of meditation. I've learned that this is really something I need in my life. It gives me a chance to relax and let all of the random thoughts pass through my mind so I don't have to spend my nights replaying them. There are just so many benefits to visualization I can't not utilize this mental tool!
Well, I suppose I should be off to give this baby a little me time and maybe play out the whole delivery...minus the pain, I can deal with that when it really happens!!