Visualize to Realize

Visualize to Realize
Claudette Pelletier-Hannah

It’s not uncommon for people to live small due to the discomfort or shame that accompanies being large.

Covid-19 aside, is your life on hold due to the restraints you might be putting on yourself as a person with excess weight? For example, “I don’t want to go out, date, do a presentation, wear red, or apply for that job because … I’m too fat!”

You can use your mind to create stress and anxiety or you can use it to move toward a desired state, because you move toward that which you think about. Visualization is a way of deliberately practicing in your mind that which you want to make real.

How would you like to be different when you are thinner, healthier, or less stressed? Would you be more confident, social, or assertive? Then start to act like that now. It helps to practice by visualizing yourself being confident, in that job interview or social situation. How does someone who is confident carry him/herself? Dress? Relate to others?

We often think our life will be different when… or I will be happy when…The truth is, all we really have is the present.

Use your senses to make your visualization as vivid as possible. Then go out there and live it. You are capable and worthy of being happy now. Just imagine.