SEE IN­STANT SUC­CESS

Use these quick, in-the-mo­ment guided visu­al­i­sa­tion ex­er­cises to...

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RE­LAX

“Iden­tify a place where you feel safe, com­fort­able and calm, such as at the beach,” says Ni­cole Detling. Visit that spot in your mind any­time you need to un­wind.

RE­DUCE PAIN

Give the ache a shape, colour or name, like a bal­loon or fire, Ni­cole says. Then imag­ine your­self pop­ping the bal­loon or dous­ing the fire with wa­ter. Tak­ing con­trol of it in your mind will help re­duce it.

BOOST MO­TI­VA­TION

If you’re drag­ging your feet on the way to the gym, imag­ine your­self en­joy­ing the perks of stick­ing to the rou­tine for a few months, like bet­ter energy. Women who used this visu­al­i­sa­tion tech­nique, called ap­proach im­agery, were more en­thu­si­as­tic, worked out more, and burned more calo­ries than oth­ers, ac­cord­ing to re­search in the

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