Scientific research and the study of psycho neuro immunology (PNI) have shown that visualising can make a positive difference to our health.

Amazingly, cancer sufferers who spend time visualising their cancer cells being destroyed have better results in beating the disease than those who don’t. Were you ever told not to daydream as a child? This is the proof the naysayers were wrong! Certain situations can make us feel helpless and this in turn causes stress.

Accepting and letting go of things we can’t control is a first step, but it can also be helpful to spend time visualising –or imagining –the life we want.

MY ADVICE

Simply sit comfortably, close your eyes and imagine the life you want and the person you want to be. Engage your senses, first your sight by seeing the colours in your mind’s eye, then your hearing by imagining you can hear the relevant sounds. If you want to use this to increase your energy, see the best ‘you’ you can –full of energy, looking fantastic, being able to do all the things you want to in a day.

Allow the feelings of joy, lightness and energy to fill you to make it real. This only takes five minutes a day and can have huge benefits on your health and mood.