Top salespeople and elite athletes create mental images of the intended outcome to help them get through stressful situations. With visualization, these top salespeople and athletes are able to thrive despite being in competitive and stressful fields of work.

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And you can experience the same effects. By taking up visualization, you’ll be able to relax better and will thrive even in stressful environments.

In today’s article, you’ll learn how you can use visualization to promote relaxation and stress relief.

Here’s what you’ll learn:


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1 What is Visualization?
2 How Does Visualization Promote Relaxation and Stress Reduction?
3 Visualization Techniques for Relaxing and Stress Reductitop top
3.1 Creative Images of Favorable Outcome
3.2 Visualization with Deep Breathing
3.3 Guided Imagery
3.4 Happy Memory Visualizatitop top
4 Say Good Bye to Debilitating Stress

Let’s get right into it

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What is Visualization?

Remember how you used to daydream during those boring chemistry and algebra classes in high school?

Visualization is kind of like that.

Visualization is a stress management technique that entails using your imagination to picture a place, person or time that makes you feel relaxed, happy, and peaceful.

In times of uncertainty and stress, the mind tends to focus more on the negative side of things. Visualization aims to expand your ability to relax by focusing your mind to more calming and serene thoughts.

But all stress management techniques focus on distracting the mind from a stressful situation. How’s visualization different?

Unlike other stress management techniques, visualization relies on all your senses.

For instance, when thinking about a past vacation at the beach, you hear the sounds of the waves, see the beautiful sunrise and sunset, feel the calming breeze of the wind, smell the fresh air, and taste the cold drink you had during the holiday.

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By relying on all senses, visualization allows you to create a powerful relaxing experience.