Create Your Best Possible Timeline
I’ve practiced visualization ever since I read a study during my college years that pointed to the effectiveness of visualization in test-taking. I tried it, and I wished that I had discovered the practice earlier in my life. I use it for big and small goals, and I find it to be a valuable form of introspection and planning that doesn’t trigger anxiety.
Check out these articles on the power of visualization:
- “The Science of Visualization: Maximizing Your Brain’s Potential During The Recession” – The Huffington Post
- “Seeing is Believing: The Power of Visualization” – Psychology Today
For this journaling prompt, you are a time traveler.
Unlike most time travelers, you have no interest in Shakespearean England, and you are launching yourself into the future 5-years to spy on your future self. What does your life look like assuming that you have traveled to the best possible timeline?
For one week, spend each day writing for 10-20 minutes on your vision of your future assuming the best possible timeline. Each time you write, try to get more specific. Think about how your future self got to where they are. Only by establishing clear goals can you achieve them.
Visualization doesn’t work like magic. It won’t work at all if all you do is wish. The point is that when you can picture the future that you want, you can bring yourself closer to it by framing your life around your dream. Put yourself on the path to your best possible timeline.