Mindful Monday 36 – Colour Therapy

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Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.” ― Kahlil Gibran

Have you ever noticed how colour affects our moods? Colour Therapy has been around for hundreds of years. In the north, residents paint the rooms of their houses bright hues to combat depression during the cold, dark winter months.

Despite the fact that colour surrounds us, we rarely pay attention to how the colours around us affect how we feel during our day-to-day life. For this mindfulness activity, pay attention to the colours around you.

Ask yourself: What colours are you gravitating towards when you get dressed in the morning? How does the paint on your living room walls compare to your mood while spending time in the space? What colours would you like to introduce more into your life? 

Here is a quick list of some qualities considered in colour therapy: 

  • Red: Power emotions like passion, anger, fear, aggression, high energy, stimulation. 
  • Orange: Energizing effect, a feeling of possibility, warmth, creative thinking, enthusiasm, fun. 
  • Yellow: Joyful emotions, inspires, stimulates the mind, cheerful, vitality, energy. 
  • Green: Restorative effect, refreshing, new growth, nature, concentration, harmony, balance. 
  • Blue: Calming effect of relaxation, tranquility, peace, healing, soothing, sincerity, and patience.
  • Purple: Soothing effect, transformation, spiritual connection, eases distress, renewal. 
  • Pink: Loving feelings, romantic, femininity, caring, nurturing, heals grief and sadness. 

What did you notice in this exercise? Please let us know in the comment section. 

Lindsay 

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