7. Visualization – Your Brain Thinks in Pictures

Welcome to the seventh of my 30 daily tips on Health!

Your. brain. thinks. in. pictures. This is something I want you to remember FOREVER.

If I asked you to visualize a cow, guess what? Most of you could visualize it easily, because you know exactly what a cow looks like — many know what it sounds like, and a lot know exactly what it smells like. :)

If I asked you to visualize a purple chair, you could “see” that, too, couldn’t you?

If I asked you to visualize a red pencil, yep, you could “see” that, too.

If I asked you to visualize a rose, yep, most of you could “see” that, too.

If I asked you to visualize a “not,” could you? Probably not, right? Because where’s the picture?

So, what if you are saying things to yourself that you think will help you stop a habit? What if you are saying, “I’m not going to smoke. I’m not going to smoke. I’m not going to smoke.” Where does your brain go?

Straight to the smoking picture, right? If that’s your habit, that’s what your brain is most familiar with, that’s the picture your brain made.

How about this, “I’m not going to eat that cookie. I’m not going to eat that cookie. I’m not going to eat that cookie.” Where does your brain go? Straight to “cookie,” right?

How about this, “I’m not going to chew my fingernails. I’m not going to chew my fingernails. I’m not going to chew my fingernails.” Where does your brain go? Yep.

Now, if you want to stop any of these habits, the words you say to yourself MUST go to a picture your brain can identify with, thereby giving it something to gravitate toward.

How about “I have a slim, trim, healthy body.”

Man, that’s a picture, isn’t it? Look at it as often as you can.

Give your brain a direction to go toward.

How about “I have strong, healthy fingernails.”

How about “My lungs are clear of smoke.”

Give your brain pictures that both of you enjoy. Can you imagine the pictures you have been giving it? For shame, huh? You know. Like “I am broke.” “I am stupid.” “I am ugly.” Ug. Find your perfect picture, so your perfect picture can find you!

Give your brain good pictures, live a good life.

Thank you for reading.

Jan Tincher

 

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DISCLAIMER: Jan Tincher and/or *Healing The Body* do not guarantee or warrant that the techniques and strategies portrayed will work for everyone. The techniques and strategies are general in nature and may not apply to everyone. The techniques and strategies are not intended to substitute for obtaining medical advice from the medical profession. Always consult your own professionals before making any life-changing decisions.