How to use the power of visualisation to help you make decisions

Using visualisation to help make decisions is hugely powerful. It’s a way to get up close and personal with any outcome from a decision. The ability to bring the outcome of saying yes or no to any decision will become part of your bodies emotional response system.  For me, it helps untwine any difficult emotional entanglements or complex multi-level options to the decision.

The use of visualisation is second nature to most. What I encourage you to do is to take it a step further and engage all the senses in the process. Find a way to live and breathe the options to assist the final decision. Here are some ways to enhance the visualisation process to make decisions.

Play a Movie

Not literally a movie on TV, but a movie in your mind’s eye. If your imagination is lively this will be easy for you and perhaps you naturally do this already. But let’s take it a step further. Play the scene of the movie in your mind, in other words, your options to this decision.

With eyes closed look around at this scene, what colours do you see, what smells are present, can you taste anything, what can you touch does your skin react to the scene? Are there any sounds in the scene? The purpose is not to psychoanalyse these but to really feel as though you are living this scene as the decision made. This should help you become more aware of which decision is the best way to go for now.

Create a Mood or Vision Board

For those bigger decisions, a mood board or vision board could be just what you need. For those tactile and visual learners like me this your secret weapon. Using imagery place all the aspects of the decision on a board or even use a digital board on your computer or device. The imagery can then be looked at in relationship to the larger overall vision for your life and family. See how every aspect is connected and what this decision will influence.

The visualisation process enables us to make it real, without the consequences. It is a powerful tool to also guide future decisions. During the organising program, I often guide clients to visualise the outcome. That one exercise can then be the motivator and the guide to how we proceed with the organising. You may like to read the blog on how a vision board can help you organise your life.

Keep it real out there and look forward to sharing my next decision-making technique with you on the outside the box solutions blog.

Infinite peace and gratitude to all,

Carolyn Verhoef Organising Coach