We live in a chaotic and hectic world. Many people live lives that are stressful and fast paced, and we may feel we can hardly catch a break to catch our breath. When we are under stress, we are feeling pressured and cannot function to our full capacity.
When the body is under stress, we may experience sensations in our body like heart palpitations or rapid breathing.
These are signs that our nervous system is in fight or flight mode and we are being flooded with adrenaline and other stress hormones. Sometimes it can be difficult to rationalize what we are feeling in our bodies.
It is possible to change our reaction to current situations, even if we cannot change the situation itself.
Visualization is one way to bring a new thought and idea to the mind and create a mental image of something that is more beneficial and helpful in the moment so we can move forward.
How Stress Affects Us
Stress is a feeling of overwhelm that can adversely affect our mind and body. Stress is a response to modern living that can be difficult to process. When we cannot change a situation, we have to look to how we can change ourselves to better adapt to the situation.
Utilizing tools and practices such as guided meditations helps to engage the mind to assist us in creating a new vision for our lives that is more positive and optimistic and fulfilling.
When we visualize positive imagery, we can begin to associate our mental states with the faulty of our thoughts. When we think more positive thoughts, we have access to a happier and more abundant life.
When we can take a pause and recognize our mental status, we can bring gratitude into the picture. Thinking grateful thoughts can bring a broader sense of peace by allowing us to tap into what has gone well for us and how we can bring a renewed sense of positivity to the moment.
When we are stressed and feel like we are spinning out of control, visualization is a practice we can undertake to focus the mind on a chosen vision. Maybe the vision is one of achieving a personal goal or one that is dreamed by the family.
Try visualizing a time when you were in a situation and were worried you might not make it through, but in the end, it turned out better than you could have imagined. Try visualizing a time in the past when one of your dreams come true, and when you felt joy, abundance, and happiness. Remember these feelings and know that you can recreate them anytime to feel the grandeur in gratitude of life.
Once you can connect to a past successful vision of abundance, you can bring a sense of peace and calm to your life. You can connect with the knowing that certain situations have worked out for you and have gone your way in the past. This brings confidence that life will continue to provide, amidst the ups and downs.
Creating a Calming Mental Picture
Visualizing a calming mental picture can be the key to calming the chaos of the mind. Connect to an image that brings you peace and clarity and commit to holding it in your mind as long as possible until you can feel a shift in the energy. Sometimes even a few seconds of engagement in visualization will bring results!
Breathe with intention and feel the presence of your calming imagers coming true for you and be confident that you can change your outlook and perspective.
Visions of nature, water, fire, or other elements are a great place to start with imagery if you don’t yet have a clear picture of your desired outcome.