Have you heard of creatively visualizing? There is a part of our brain that doesn’t distinguish between what is really happening and what we want to happen. We can use this part to help us further our goals.
In your creative imagination, see what you want to have happen, as if it is happening now. Write it down and or speak it out loud to yourself.
Here is me doing it with my trip to Japan.
I am in Japan. I have no jet lag this morning. I am on my way to the temple at Sanju-Sangen-Do.
Here I am in the temple feeling overwhelming compassion as I see the display. I look and look and there is no end to it. I have tears in my eyes.
Now I am at lunch in the restaurant that serves many courses and they all feature tofu. It is so delicious. I am contented and very present in the moment.