We spend so much of our time at work. On average, you’ll spend one quarter to one-third of your life dealing with work. It’s no wonder making your work-life somehow ‘better’ is such an important goal among so many people.
Thankfully there’s a quick way to do this through visualization.
Visualization helps you to find a better work-life through the use of the mind to create the future you want to have. By training your mind properly, you will lose the roadblocks standing between you and your success. Try these exercises and see for yourself:
Start with the simple things though they might not seem so simple at first glance. You begin with creating your goals. Where do you want to go in your career? Ideally, where would that be? What does it look like? What kind of things do you want to be doing throughout the day? Do you want to work alone or with other people? Once you have a really clear vision of the future, you’re going to spend some time digging in to visualize this, making all these ideas into one concrete goal. Spend the time needed to understand and fully experience this goal in your mind.
Expect the Worst
If a lot of your work anxiety is geared toward not being ready to handle a disaster, this might be a better visualization for you. Take time to visualize where you are now and what you’re doing next at work. Explore the absolute worst-case scenario. Now imagine yourself handling these problems and solving them. As with any visualization, use a lot of detail. Be sure to spend time to work out clear solutions and ending again…with success.
Hone in on a Skill
Feeling like your work life is stagnating because you don’t have what you need to succeed? Visualize your success with a special focus on your skills. What are you lacking (e.g., certain people skills)? Now picture yourself addressing this need. What steps do you need to take to gain the necessary skills? Visualize yourself taking those steps. Now imagine the successful you, using those skills.
With any of these visualizations, you’re asking yourself the same things. What does it look like? What does it feel like? What obstacles are in your way? How can you get past them? What is the result? Once you can see this clearly, you’re going to want to practice your visualization often to keep you focused moving forward. Remember, it is this constant practice that will lead to your eventual success.