Visualization is a technique that is proven to be able to influence your attitude towards life. Visual images have been used by psychologists as a performance enhancing stimulus in activities based on skills. They can also create target emotional and mental states. Visualizing an activity can actually improve our performance when doing that activity. Our brain is applying this principle so often, but we are generally not aware of it. However, we can pursue this technique consciously in order to achieve desired results.
- A more detailed visualization that uses all the senses is more effective.
- Listen to appropriate music to increase the emotional intensity of a visual simulation.
- If you have no experience with the activity, use books and videos to help create a more realistic simulation.
“Simply visualizing playing the piano can actually improve someone’s ability to play a piece. In other words, being able to do something in your head, greatly increase your chances of being able to do it in real life.”