To achieve results, you must also be fully focused on your ultimate goal. Same goes for your body image. To achieve the body you want, you have to be able to clearly see the goal in your mind ´s eye.
The vision could be based on a picture from a magazine or from the internet, the way you looked when you were on the college playing sports, someone you saw at the beach, or any combination of these things. What is important is that you create a specific image of how you want your body to look.
Most of the world ´s greatest athletes use visualization. In fact, athletes were visualizing long before anyone gave it a name. Basketball players, dancers, and gymnasts all know the value of mentally practicing before performing. Successful people in all walks of life usually use some form of visualization in achieving their goals.
We all do it when we dream of the future: a new car, a big house… Visualization is a skill that works for everyone, the elite athlete and the struggling novice.
The reason that visualization works is simple. You brain can not tell the difference between a real event and an imagined one, so by using your imagination, you can create positive experiences that will improve your self-image and your skills.
HAVING A VISION
Here are some tips to help you make your visualization of your new body as effective as possible.
Be true to yourself. It is important to keep an element of truth and realism in your picture. Create an image of your body that fits your genetic type and potential. It must be a vision that you can believe with every cell of your body, not one that will be impossible to achieve.
Pay attention to detail. Make the snapshot of your ideal body as specific as possible. The more vivid the visualization, the more effective it will be. See every line of definition in your body. See both the separation of your muscles and the way your muscles attach to each other. It is essential to use many layers of sensory detail. See the color of your skin and the way your muscles move under it. Imagine the way your muscles feel when you touch them and move them. Taste the relief of cold water or a sports drink when you do a great workout. Hear your friends telling you that you are looking pretty good and your lover complimenting your body. And see the beautiful stranger turning to watch you as you walk by.
Take a vote of confidence. You visualization should also include your improved emotional well-being. Feel your increased self-confidence and your sustained motivation.
Be a dedicated viewer. You must visualize every day, not just on occasion. Your mind is just like a muscle. You have to work it consistently if you expect it to develop. But you are not locked into one image forever. Your picture can change, evolve, and refine itself as you get closer to your goal.
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