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How to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality
Can daydreams and imaginative fantasies increase your chances of success at work, at school or on the sports field? Find out what the experts have to say say about the benefits of positive creative visualization.
Daydreaming is a way to visualize yourself reaching your goals.
Daydreaming a little while each day can boost your creativity and recharge your mental batteries. Even the scientists say so!
Like many other healthy activities such as eating well and exercising, daydreaming can stoke your creative energy, increase your sense of confidence and help you accomplish your goals with greater ease. Daydreaming is more than just wishful thinking; it's a vital part of your overall mental and emotional health. And that, of course, means it’s vital to your physical health as well.
Daydreaming can help you increase your proficiency in a certain area of your life. When you have happy daydreams, you're visualizing yourself being successful at something. You're mentally achieving a personal goal. Scientists and sports psychologists have known for years that athletes perform better when they spend time mentally visualizing themselves being successful.
Aldous Huxley said, “Dream in a pragmatic way.” Indeed, dreaming is the first step we need to take in order to reach a goal. How can we set out on a journey towards success and happiness if we don't know what that means? Daydreaming helps us mentally focus on and prioritize the things that really matter to our spirit and soul---the heart of who we are!
Steven Spielberg said, “I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” Doesn't that sound like fun? If you're having a hard time giving yourself permission to relax a little and let yourself engage in some fanciful daydreaming, listen to what these creative masters and thought leaders have to say about dreams:
Dreams are necessary to life. - Anais Nin
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. - Jack Kerouac
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. - Oprah Winfrey
We all need to let our minds wander. Dreams are vital to our development as compassionate, kind, self-aware human beings.
If you have trouble settling down and letting let yourself daydream a little bit each day, this audio clip by world-renowned creative visualization expert Shatki Gawain may help.
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Creative Visualization Exercise by Shatki Gawain
What do you want to achieve through positive creative visualization?
If you have never practiced creative visualization techniques before, this video can help get you started. It may take patience and practice before you feel like you have mastered creative visualization techniques, but you may be surprised at how soon you start to see and feel positive results!
© 2013 Sadie Holloway