This post was inspired by Valerie Waters latest blog post where she talks about the power of the brain and visualization. She says, “Intentions and visualization are crucial components of a successful training program. After all.. without knowing where you want to go, where do you begin?”
Master Motivator Tony Robbins says, “With our mind we can rationalize anything; we can make anything happen” – most people are convinced that their past equals their future, but according to Tony, “decision is the ultimate power and is what shapes our future.” So by deciding to break your unhealthy eating habits, by deciding you want to make exercise a constant in your life, by deciding your health is a priority – whatever it is that you are deciding, if it is changing past behaviors, it is changing or shaping the outcome of your future.
One of the reasons this resonated so strongly with me is that one of the tools I use in coaching is called a vision statement. A vision statement is a type of positive affirmation, and as mentioned above, the subconscious mind has the ability; in anything it accepts as true, to do whatever it takes to turn it into reality. The purpose of a vision statement is to pass positive life messages to the subconscious mind, and to make it believe the messages are true, thus helping make the area you want to change, a reality. The catch is – it must be something that is realistic and achievable to you – you have to believe it is possible….
So I thought I’d share a personal vision statement I wrote for myself. I looked at my health and wellness perspective circle and reviewed each area to determine where I need the most help – the areas of this circle contains diet, hydration, exercises, supplements, self-nurturing, and well-being. As I reviewed and rated these areas, I found I rated 4 out of the 6 at an 8 or higher – the rating are from 1-10, 1 being the lowest. The two areas that had the lower ratings were self-nurturing, and well-being. Like a lot of women out there I put myself last, and since I had to look up what well-being actually entailed – I chose that one. So, what is well-being? Through some light research I’ve gathered that well-being is the acceptance or satisfaction with our present condition, it is a sense of peace or happiness, a feeling of lightness, our mind, heart and soul, allowing ourselves pleasure, to relax, and to have fun, etc. I then asked myself the same 10 coaching questions I would ask a client and came up with the following vision statement.
Take a minute to relax. Close you eyes and take a deep breath in and slowly let it out – again – take a deep breath in and slowly let it out – ok… Enjoy!
As you awake each and every morning you feel relaxed and look forward to a new day. That’s right, each day you feel relaxed, safe and at peace with the world. During the day you stop, take a deep breath and realized this deep sense of peace and happiness has followed you. You now understand that taking care of yourself before others, will help you to live the full and happy life you’ve always wanted . The thought of this gives you the inner strength and energy to push past all that is blocking you from achieving your goals. Life feels joyful to you, your new-found energy endless, making it easy for you to accomplish everything you want and need to accomplish.
You now understand that health and wellness are the foundation for your life. You clearly see that being consistent in this area of your life is the key to keeping it in balance. In fact, you have let go of all your fears, and now trust that your family and friends are there to support you, AND you have decided to take full advantage of it. You are overjoyed to see that you have now freed up time for yourself – each and every day – just by trusting the people in your life who love you. You are motivated to eat healthy, get enough sleep and physically change your body. To insure your success you plan your workout, prepare a weekly shopping list and your meals and snacks daily. You plan time for yourself; you plan time for your husband and time with your children.
You feel a deep sense of satisfaction with you life. Each day you allow yourself to relax, to have fun, to laugh, to love, to experience all the joy life has to give. By taking time for yourself, your life has become light and easy. There is no more stress and no more fear of failure, because you take the time each and everyday to plan for success. You have full control over your life and are making YOU a priority. Anything you need to accomplish will be accomplished – any dream you have, will become reality – any goals you set, will be achieved. You are healthy, physically and emotional strong – you are unstoppable!
Now open your eyes. Notice how strong, successful and confident you feel –and allow this energy to remain with you through your day.