Sooner or later we all come to a point when we realize that some things in our life aren't going that well. Fifteen years ago, I suffered from depression, I had an eating disorder, I was co-dependent, and a bacteriophobe. Plus, I almost married a guy who wanted me to be a Stepford Wife.
Believe me, I know how exhausting it is to struggle without getting anywhere. I know how our limiting thoughts can stand between us and our happiness. Because at that time in my life, I felt totally stuck and powerless to change my situation.
But do you want to know what I learned? If we really want to change our life, we can. It's not a walk in the park, but it's possible. Today I'm a specialized nutritionist, mindfulness coach, and life vision stylist and I've managed to turn my life around. One of the key strategies I used (and still use!) is visualization.
This is how I turned from dreamer to go-getter:
1. I cut off the nasty little voice in my head.
I used to hear it every single day. The voice telling me that I was fat and not attractive enough, that I would never succeed, never work my way up, and never improve. This voice always made me focus on two things: Failure and disappointment.
And because I was so used to listening to it, that's exactly what I attracted: failure and disappointment.
I know it sounds funny, but this nasty little voice is often a lot more present in our lives than we think. It's looking right back at us from the blackhead we've just spotted in the mirror. It's laughing at us from our computer screens when we just seem unable to figure out how something works.
It's pointing fingers at us from magazine covers, shouting at us during meetings with bossy colleagues, and it's just mean when we're trying on new clothes see ourselves in the mirror!
I realized that if I wanted to get out of my own misery, tuning out this voice was the first thing I had to do. And I did so by religiously practicing self-love and meditation exercises every single day.
2. I visualized exactly who I wanted to be.
After managing to correct my negative self-image, I started to define goals.