Art Tips: Visualisation

Posted by: phelim

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One of the tools I use constantly is visualisation - See it, Believe it, Achieve it.  As an artist this comes easily to me.  I focus on the future as I wish it to be and use these images to help me physically and emotionally.  It works.  However, it is not easy for everybody, but you can develop it.  There is a simple tool I use with clients to strengthen this ability.  Try it for yourself and see if it helps.  It only takes a few moments.  Take a piece of paper and some crayons/markers/coloured pencils - whatever you have to hand.  Choose colours that you enjoy and find uplifting.  Write down your top 3 goals/hopes/dreams/'visions' for the future, using only single words i.e. 'wealth', 'happiness', 'slim', 'marriage', 'children' etc.  Beside these words make a simple symbol that represents this word to you and then colour it in with a colour you associate with it (see sample images).  Now, combine your individual symbols to make one.  This is your 'vision' symbol.  Put this image everywhere around you, in your office, car, bedroom etc.  Remember you can have different symbols to focus on different aspects of your life.