Visualisation is one of the quickest ways to invite some lasting happiness into your mind and into your day. The following exercise can be done in 60 seconds or less, meaning you can utilise it in practically any moment when stress or anxiety begin to surface.
1. Begin by closing your eyes and deepening your breaths.
2. Visualise that your body is being surrounded by a shield of warm, bright colour. This can be one colour or many merged together, as long as they are glowing and vibrant.
3. Visualise this shield growing stronger around your body as it encourages feelings of forgiveness, peace and positivity. As you continue to do this, imagine that the shield comes into your body and that this mass of light spreads through every part of you.
4. Remember to keep breathing deeply as you visualise this colour spreading from head to toe. After a few more breaths allow the colour of the shield to disappear as you hold on to the positive thoughts and feelings that it brought into your body and mind.