Did you know that visualization works on a level that is actually backed by science? It’s not just some hocus pocus new age concept that was recently envisioned by a bunch of writers and visionaries.
You see, when you visualize, you are actually activating the reticular activating system in your brain. What does this mean? Well, simply put, when you visualize something in your mind and then go throughout your days, your brain will then be better able to point out the things that align with your vision.
Studies have shown that when you have a dream or a goal, you may miss several opportunities that are staring at you right in the face. However, when you visualize, your brain is more readily available to pick up on these opportunities.
Another great way to visualize is to, of course, create a vision board. When you are creating your vision board, it’s very important to feel good when doing it. Every year on January 1st, my kids and I create a vision board of how we want our year to go. Some of these vision boards have ended up on the wall in front of my treadmill. Every so often when I’m working out and looking at the vision board, I am amazed at how many things appear in my life that are exact replicas of what I have placed on my vision board. It’s truly amazing and inspiring to continue this practice.
Try a vision board, or try to visualize, you may be amazed at how well it works for you in your life as well.