How Creative Visualization Helps Problem Solving

Want to know just how powerful creative visualization can be? Imagine, for a moment, that you have an instant hotline to the future. With this hotline, you can answer any question that you have: Should you go for that new promotion, or stay in your current role for a bit longer? Should you give your ex another chance? Is it time to put a down payment on a new home?

When it comes to problem solving, most people would love to have this kind of revealing access in the face of the toughest problems in your life. From careers to relationships – and everything in between – how many of us would take the advice of a psychic if they were correct on 9 out of 10 predictions?

Well, guess what: you do have that kind of uncanny access to solving even the toughest dilemmas – and it is called creative visualization.

Manifesting Your Solutions

Creative visualization is exactly how it sounds: it is a type of visualization method that unlocks your hidden potential to “see” by tapping into the subconscious powers of your mind. Everyone knows how to visualize objects, places, people, etc., by conjuring up that image into the brain. But visualization does not involve conjuring up memories or information that is stored in our consciousness; instead, you visualize your ultimate goals in order to manifest these thoughts into reality.

If you have heard of the law of attraction before, then you know just how powerful visualization can be. After all, the world is composed entirely of energy – and by focusing the energy of your thoughts onto your goals and dreams, you can deliberately create your perfect future. Visualization is the ultimate means of focusing your mind of that perfect future. By picturing what it is that you want from life, your thoughts will soon become instant action.

So how can this help with problem solving? Simple: creative visualization can also help you to manifest solutions to any of your problems – no matter how tough they may be.

How to Visualize Your Problem into Solutions

Ever heard of the expression “go to sleep on it”?

Think about the last time you have had an argument or faced a tough issue at work. Your brain may be churning away with thoughts of obstacles, and frustrated at a lack of viable solutions. But then after a good night’s sleep, you wake up with a clear, calm mind and a picture-perfect idea of what to do about that problem. This sense of peace and assurance does not come from sleep itself: it is because your subconscious mind was busy visualizing solutions to your problems.

You do not have to wait for sleep to take advantage of visualization. The next time you face a dilemma – be it personal or professional – take some time out to sit in silence and think about your problem. Do not get overwhelmed with thoughts of “I cannot” or “It is too hard”; instead, picture your problem as an obstacle that is easy to leap over or side-step. Replace all negative thoughts with statements like “How do I…”, “How can I…” and “I can do…”. Practice these techniques, and your answers will soon come to you.

Remember, creative visualization can only begin when you are willing to let go of negative thoughts and instead embrace the possibility of a solution!