Have you ever noticed that after you do something, it is as if it never happened? You may ponder and rethink doing something many times before you finally begin. The mental list of pros and cons builds in your mind with each excuse that you create. Even the legitimate reasons for jumping in and getting started cannot seem to motivate you. The negative thinking about what you will go through can seem, severe, and irritating.
We wanted to put a foundation underneath our house for years. For various reasons, some actual excuses, we procrastinated, for quite some time. While we did the work, most of it ourselves, we lived in a tent camper! Six weeks living in this camper and using one of those green portable toilets seemed intolerable. We managed to get what we wanted and save a ton of money. However, before we started the project and during the process, it seemed like an ongoing struggle.
Thinking of all the inconvenience and the work really made the notion of tackling the task difficult. The very day that we put the tent camper away, it was as if it never happened! Today, it is as if the foundation has always been in place. Now when I have a task, especially if I am resistant, I tell myself, “After I am finished it will be as if it never happened.”
Contemplating something as concluded helps us. If we can understand, once things get finished, it will be as if the event never occurred, we can relax. If we consider that when our automobile is out of the shop, it will be as if it constantly ran correctly, then we let go. Often, things that we disturb ourselves with are outside of our control. However, we can select our thoughts, and rest assured that this too shall pass.
If you are able to think of things that you are resistant to, in this fashion, you suffer less stress and look, forward to better times. The great thing about this idea is that it helps you understand how powerful your mind is. You can use this idea to help visualize effectively. Mostly, what stands in the way of effective visualization is thinking about what you don’t want. If you utilize this method, you can let go of the negative and focus on the positive.
We can construct a patio and imagine it has always been there. Therefore, we can imagine it done before hand.