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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How to use visualization and expectation with gadgets

Here is a purely practical piece for you today. Pure, as Starbucks coffee.

A simple thing, but very useful. We all like our gadgets – kindles, laptops, phones, printers… Most of the time the gadgets are healthy, but sometimes they cough, or just show their temper. Errors, no Internet connection, and so on.

Here is a helpful trick for that.
Instead of “Not again” and other gloomy thoughts, expect and picture the result you want. For example, when my printer starts showing me errors or not printing, I do the following: faced with its obstinate silence I imagine the printing sound and see in my mind the pages with text. For errors – I picture in my mind ‘success notification’ on printer screen.

More examples: with sickly mailbox – there is ‘Your message has been sent’ to visualize. With dying battery – the way the device looks when charging.

You get the idea.

Expect this result. And do it in a relaxed way, like you are sure everything in the Universe is out there for you to order (and it is). You will get better at it very soon. Have fun!

Beautiful World

In a French restaurant in NYC I came across an unusual waiter. It was not his sleek hair and ponytail that were unusual.

But the way he talked and acted. I don’t remember the words, but they were flowery and ‘old time-castle-like’. You felt if you turned around, you would see 19th century dresses. Or maybe it was his private joke and one man show.

And here is one of my new creations. I make calendars for myself and my family every November. As soon as the store sends me a 50% discount :) Doesn't seem like the page wants to show the pretty picture.
Nature Minimalist Calendar 2020


  1. Yes! Visualization DOES work! Recently on a trip to Europe I visualized having a row to myself during the long flight (I can't sleep sitting up) and managed to get a row all to myself both flying out and on the return flight. Both flights were almost completely booked, but I kept the vision (and sensation) of being curled up on the seats and it worked. On the return flight, the airlines did not honor the seats we'd paid for in advance (row 14), and we were forced to choose seats in the back of the plane. My hubby and I picked window seats in rows 46 and 47, and we both had rows to ourselves! I think we were the only ones on the plane that had private rows.

    1. Deb, wow, this is some impressive visualization work. It gets kind of addictive and with time I do try and want to try more and more complicated feats.
      This approach just became an indispensable tool I use all the time.


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