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How can you use Colour Psychology to maintain your Emotional Well-being?

Have you ever unknowingly captured your unconscious pattern of sticking to the same colour? Be it with your dress, things, or decor.

Or have you ever wondered about one of the aspects of nature related to Colour appeal that instantly calms and destresses our minds? We all are surrounded by colours everywhere in our daily lives. What most of us are unaware of, is that they have such a massive impact on the way we process our emotions in day-to-day life, even if it is for a short time.

Studies across the world reveal that 40% of people love blue as their favourite colour. Seems like even the creator was aware of the impact it had on the human mind.

The prevalence of colour has been in existence since the dawn of civilization. Surprisingly only little theoretical work has been conducted on colour's influence on psychological functioning. Colour act as a powerful communication tool as it can evoke different emotions. Ancient Ayurvedic physicians recommended sunlight to treat a variety of diseases. This powerful force has been a part of our daily lives and surroundings for ages. The ancient cultures of Egypt and the Chinese used colour for healing. This therapy is known as Chromotherapy. It is a non-invasive therapy that uses rainbow colours for healing. The main objective of this therapy is to restore the imbalance between your mind and body.

According to Indian philosophy, there are seven energy centres in our body called chakra. Each chakra represents a different colour. They say there is a total of nine frequencies in the universe, with nine colours. Colour is a form of energy visible to the eyes. All colours vibrate at a different wavelength and hence have a combination of both positive and negative qualities. The field of marketing and entertainment has rightly recognized the impact of colours on human emotions.

The need for colour psychology arose naturally during the pandemic due to space limitations and constant exposure to the same space. And for good, its diverse benefits are apparent to many. Recently a lot of research has been carried out by psychologists on numerous connections between colour and its effects on the human mind or how they can be helpful in certain mental illnesses.

Light and colour therapies may not be permanent solutions but are certainly a great alternative to filling the gap in various treatments related to mental well-being. The best part is you can experience it for yourself in many ways. Below are a few tips to use colour psychology to our advantage and create the vibrations that we lack in life.

Here are a few tips to apply colour psychology in our day-to-day lives :

Before we start applying, it's essential to understand the categories of colours. For example Red, orange, and yellow stand out as warm colours that stimulate and excite you, whereas blue, green, and purples are more relaxing and less stimulating.

  • Yellow is one of the enthusiastic colours which can change anyone's mood from sad to happy. The yellow colour is like the reflection of the grace of sunlight. It is here to cheer you up instantly.

  • Whenever you feel lethargic to go to places like the gym or something you don't enjoy you must try a red outfit to stimulate your interest in your task.

  • In today's world, we all are in a need of a stress-free and relaxed time. To accommodate this feeling try to infuse different shades of colours of blue and green in your surrounding or even in your office space. You can experience the same by taking walk in the nature around you.

  • Try changing the wallpaper of your inbox emails to exciting colourful themes

  • Decorate your home space with the colours that excite you

  • If you often get dehydrated and don't feel like drinking much water try having natural juices or vegetable juices that are colourful

  • Try wearing black and Red colour dress whenever you want to feel more confident and authoritative. These colours are often associated with confidence.

I am sure there must be various other experiences with colours for different people as we all align with different energies. Choose what works best for you at that moment or time. I strongly believe in the power of surroundings and the ambience of a particular place filled with combinations of colours because they have strongly affected my moods instantly. For me, colour psychology is like that subtle dash of positivity that can refill your manageable negative emotions replacing them with neutral and optimistic, even if it be for a short period they have governed your emotions appropriately for that time.

So what's the harm in adopting colour psychology in our daily lives and surrounding to pep up our mental wellbeing. For a change with no human efforts but external stimulation acting in disguise in our favour.

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