To visualize something means to create a picture in your mind. Sometimes, these pictures show up spontaneously. But we all have the power to harness visualization to accomplish whatever goals we have.
Athletes use the power of visualization regularly as a complement to whatever practice they complete with their bodies. So picturing yourself shooting a basket and having the ball land in the hoop is an important part of improving your skills in basketball.
It’s the same with weight loss. There’s great power in purposely creating pictures in your mind related to your weight loss goals. Whether you’re picturing your ideal body or picturing yourself making healthier eating choices, the images we create in our minds have been proven to help us achieve our goals. The power of visualization is a secret that sports psychologists and successful individuals in many fields have known for a long time.
You can mentally rehearse yourself successfully taking a daily walk, turning down dessert, taking a bubble bath instead of eating to relax after a tense day or shopping for a smaller size. Once you can see yourself doing these things in your mind’s eye, it becomes easier to actually do them with your body.
The best times to visualize are just before you fall asleep at night and before you get out of bed in the morning. That’s because your mind is more relaxed and open to suggestion at these times. Visualizing can be done while you’re listening to a weight loss script, perhaps one you record in your own voice. That helps the mind stay open to the power of suggestions. It’s also fine to do a few minutes of visualization with nothing more than a comfortable chair and three minutes of uninterrupted time.
Sit comfortably in a chair with your back straight and your feet touching the floor. Close your eyes and take some deep, relaxing breaths. Picture yourself in your ideal body. What kind of clothes will you be wearing? What’s on your feet? How will you feel walking down the street? What will people say to you when they see you after your weight loss? What will you be eating for lunch? Imagine these things in as much detail as possible. If you can’t create a clear mental picture, focus on a sensation. After five minutes of actively visualizing yourself in your ideal body at a future time, open your eyes when you feel ready.
Your mind has the power to help you create the body you desire. Use the power of visualization, along with an adjustable gastric balloon and healthy food and exercise choices to help you get there.
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Rebeca Espinoza writes about health, fitness and weight loss for Spatz Medical, makers of the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon. You can find her on Google+ or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon page on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest for healthy eating tips, inspiring quotes, videos and photos and more.