Your body responds to color on a sub-conscious level that you are probably not aware of. Take a walk thru the woods or stroll through an art museum and become aware of the color that surrounds you.
Chromotherapy, or color therapy is used in many parts of the world for improving a person’s psyche for better health and well-being. This type of therapy is not without debate, but when you consider the importance color that plays in nature, you might want to consider and give it a try!
Surrounding ourselves with a variety of colors such as the clothes we wear and the furnishings in our home is believed by many, to have a real impact on our state-of -mind. It’s not a coincidence that when a woman is wearing red, she feels powerful and vigorous; while a woman dressed in blue radiates peace and tranquility.
Your home-office is the perfect place to experiment on how color can influence stress, mood, and energy. Let’s take a look at at your home-office and how color influences us.
Do You Have Low Energy?
If you’re spending 8 hours or more in your home office, staring out the window and simply can’t get anything done, your energy level needs a boost.
Red and orange are colors that will set your mood on fire. Exhaustion and tiredness won’t last long when surrounded by these passionate, energizing colors. Use these powerful colors as accents so they don’t overwhelm or make you nervous.
When your mind is racing, your heart is pounding, and your anxiety is in over-drive, it’s time to stop and relax a moment.
Calming, quiet blues and greens are the colors for you. These colors create what you might think of as a cool hand on your forehead. You can include a shade of soft pink to help balance your energies. Blue, green, and light pink – are you visualizing a calm ocean sunset?
Sometimes we get so involved in multi-tasking that we lose focus. This situation may cause stress so we want to fix the problem of lack of concentration.
Clean, crisp, and fresh white helps restore clarity of thought. Include the color violet to renew wisdom and strength to help guide you through your work and concentrated on your task.
If your every thought seems to turn negative for no reason, perhaps a dose of color to lift your mood would help. Depending on where the sadness is coming from, colors could affect your mood in different ways.
Yellow is a cheerful color and can create a positive feeling. Orange is another color that invigorates the psyche and helps perk up the mood. Pink can be used in this instance as a way to balance negative energies with positive energies so the former does not dominate.
Stress is caused by both internal and external factors. Losing focus, having negative thoughts, feeling tired, lethargic, and getting anxious to the point of serious distraction are issues we face as we try to accomplish our work. Dealing with these matters in a proactive manner is the first step in creating a real solution. Consider using color as one tool to help alleviate these moods. It’s easy to do and well worth a try.
I bought fresh flowers and a cute fun small colorful “throw pillow” to add a cheery mood in my environment. Tip: Visit a resale shop such as Goodwill or Salvation Army stores and buy wall pictures, colorful vases with silk flowers, and cute little knick-knacks!
What will you add today to bring color in your life to help change your mood?