A key tool in your fight against loneliness might just be the power of visualization. We have seen a massive influx in interest over these “corona times” when it comes to visualization and mindfulness, and this is a good thing. This pandemic has affected us all in different ways, and it just so happens that visualization is a tool that helps us all in different ways.
As you begin your journey into the world of visualization and combatting depression/loneliness, here are a few key things to remember.
- Mindfulness is your best friend, so don’t stress yourself when achieving goals. If you are doing the work, the results will come, this could take one session or a hundred.
- It is easy to feel a sense of loneliness when you first begin exploring your self conscious, so don’t let this feeling discourage you. Visualizing is all about the journey within.
- You must be prepared to mold your lifestyle to fit your visualizations. Remember, these visualizations are ineffective if you are not willing to take them beyond your meditation sessions.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what to expect when delving into the world of visualization, let’s talk about how you can get started.
The first step in effectively visualizing and addressing your loneliness is finding where you can relax and really think about the issues and solutions available… for some this may be in a meditation setting, for others, it might be on the drive to work, or maybe on the school bus. Whatever works for you is the format in which you should focus on your journey.
Once you are in a comfortable place, you must embrace a sense of mindfulness and calm. Next, slow your thoughts to a steady and low energy pace, this is done to achieve a state of serenity and peace, so our visualizing is most effective.
Now, once you have achieved this state of serenity, you may start to feel a sense of loneliness, this is perfectly ok. What you need to do is pull yourself into the visualization you want to achieve, picture it in all of its glory.
A common mishap among beginners is to solely focus on the destination, this will be severely less effective, you must put just as much effort into imagining the journey it takes to get to your destination.
After you feel that you have explored the visualization in all of its detail, you can begin the process of coming back to the surface, but this time come back with a sense of purpose and determination. You must be willing to mold your life into one of achievement to obtain these goals you set in your visualization sessions.
Many new students of visualization have begun because of the stress led on by corona and their fears and anxiety about what the future of our world may hold. The important thing to realize is that you are a part of this world, and by practicing visualizing, you are becoming more loving and embracing mindfulness, making this world a better place for everyone.
We are here always here to offer solutions to your stresses and anxieties with methods like stress relief training and visualization guides.