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So what is colour therapy & how can it help curb anxiety? To begin with I am sure that many people suffer from anxiety, after all anxiety is something we all feel at some point of time in our lives. When these feeling resurface time & time again & are triggered easily, it is then when that anxiety needs to be curbed. But this is all easier said than done.

Anxious & me? I can describe my own self as a very anxious person. Trying something new, taking big chances, facing crossroads, etc all make me anxious at the start. I figured that my anxiety stemmed from a feeling that I might not do well enough when faced with something new or a might lose an opportunity to prove myself. In the end, after I calmed myself down, I managed to do the tasks very well. In fact, I felt that if I had not been so very anxious in the first place I would have managed to do better at the task at hand. 
In fact, I even tried to tell myself not to get anxious but that ended up making me feel more anxious!

No overnight revelations! After all this talk, I am not going to go ahead & tell you that all this changed overnight because IT DID NOT! I still struggle with anxiety & I have accepted it as a part of who I am. I can say that meditation, journaling, listening to songs & colour therapy helped me a lot! 

Let’s talk about anxiety. According to the oxford dictionary, anxiety can be defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome, strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen. 
Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses throughout the globe. In spite of this there is no right or wrong path to help alleviate it! Curbing anxiety is very personal activity. 

So what does colour therapy do? Colour therapy is something that as I mentioned earlier has helped me a lot! It is based on the science of colours! Each colour of the spectrum is said to affect us & our moods. Science states that every colour has a vibration which can break apart the disturbances in our body & restore balance & vitality. Hues of the colours orange, red, yellow, green & blue all contain vibrations that can help alleviate anxiety. This is why a walk amidst nature or just looking at the sky can make you feel good & make your anxious feeling run away! 

How can I apply colour therapy? Now that you know the colours, what can you do with them?

You can simply wear something that incorporates the colour, have a drink of that colour, surround yourself with that colour or keep a small but significant mood shifter along with you which has that colour! Keep in mind that not all colours work for everyone! Each person has one colour that strongly uplifts them. Find it out by trying out a visualisation technique – close your eyes and imagine each colour of those colours in front of your eyes one by one! The colour which makes your spirits lift is the one for you! 

Another way that scientists have recommended is to use ‘colouring books’! There is something very soothing about colouring away, filling up those blank spaces with our favourite solid colours that just makes time fly away! This activity alone has helped curb anxiety upto significant levels as proved by actual tests. The activity of colouring away, makes the brain stay in the present moment. It is said to help the amygdala (the part of the brain that deals with anxiety, panic attacks, stress and depression) switch on to a sort of a ‘relaxation mode’. Regular colouring can actually help the amygdala go into repeated relaxation states thereby helping curb anxiety in the long run!

If you do suffer from anxiety, do try some of the above techniques! Do get yourself a colouring book & colour away! Let me know if you have any other aspects of colour therepy to add to these & let me know how these worked for you!

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone!

It’s Saturday today. The awaited ‘weekend’ is finally here. 

So, why the awaited weekend, you might ask. Since I have started blogging, I have realised the true importance of living in the moment, being positively present in each moment. As much as I love practicing this, weekends are also another story altogether! 😊

To all of us, the weekend has a different meaning. Some people might spend this weekend working, while others might be going off to celebrate it with their friends and loved ones – the list of weekend activities is endless! Everyone loves them as they have something good in store for everyone!

Here’s why I love weekends!

Reason number 1.

Weekends mean two, long, blissful days at my favourite place – ‘Home’! I love to be at home. Weekends spent at home charge me up and fill me with happiness and motivation. It is my personal ‘me’ space. All I do is read a really good book, find out what to blog about, watch a little tv, organise a bit or get crafty with a unique project to get in the best of spirits! I can go on and on about the joys of being at home, but maybe in another post! 😉

Reason number 2.

Spending time with people I love and doing the things I love to is another great thing about weekends. Working throughout the week can leave very little time to spend with the people who really matter. My weekends are beautiful because I get to spend quality time with my family – even if it is just to go out together to buy the groceries! 😊 Also throughout the week, I can barely spend time with my two little rays of sunshine – my goldfish! Weekends are spent enjoying lovely moments with those two!

Reason number 3.

Getting some quality time gives one a chance to brush up on some skills as well as to learn something new. This can help one achieve future goals as well as find something entirely new to obsess about – as we cannot know about all the amazing things there are on the planet already, can we? It can light that fire within you to get better at your work as well! Weekends are amazing to learn chunks of new information at a pace we are comfortable with.

This weekend, I am going to do just a little bit of all these three! Some of my activities include;

  1. Looking up for ways that can make my blog better.
  2. Completing a milestone for a course in HTML and CSS I have recently taken up. Going through a few books on that subject too.
  3. Spending time with my adorable pets and family!
  4. Browsing through some blogs that always inspire me to do better! (Will let you in on that list one day!)
  5. Spending some interruption free ‘me’ time’.
  6. Reading up a book that I have completed halfway. (It does happen when one is busy!)
  7. Maybe plan a short outing with my family.

So, that is what I will be doing this weekend! What are your plans? Do share in the wonderful details!

Have a positive weekend. Love, Pooja. 😊

Hello!

Hope you all are having a fun Sunday!

Today I wanted to share the above quote with you all.

We all know that life is not the same everyday. Change is the law of life. Sometimes, life blesses us with beautiful and unforgettable moments. But many a times, life knocks us down. It is during these hard and trying times of our life that we need to stay strong the most. 

I have always talked about being happy and about the importance of happiness in our lives. But is it really possible to stay happy all the time? 

Every emotion has a major role to play in our lives, even the negative ones. After all we are all humans and life without the presence of negative emotions isn’t possible. 

Dwelling over negative emotions isn’t healthy. It is always advisable to get over our negativity and hurtful experiences and start each day afresh! Here’s where happiness comes in.

Happiness is not something that you can buy. It isn’t a commodity which you will never run out of. In fact, happiness is a journey and to be truly happy, one requires an attitude to look at life through rose-tinted glasses. On this journey, you might lose the way temporarily. Just when you shift your thoughts to happiness, you might be taken over by sadness and pain again. But don’t stop choosing joy. Remember that you can always choose joy any second of your day!

All it takes is a change of perspective!

There is no person on this planet who is completely free of problems and negative emotions. Life is all about finely balancing the positives with the negatives. 

So from today, do the best you can to solve your problems and let them go. Stop paying extra attention to your problems and focus on the good things you have been blessed with in this lifetime!

Stay happy and be the reason for someone’s smile today!

 Have a positive day! Love, Pooja.

Hello!

I am sure that reading that title above is enough to let you know that I am about to share an infographic with you all today!

I am a huge fan of infographics! With their beautiful colours, fonts and clarity, they state information out to the reader in the most engaging way possible. Personally, I feel that information conveyed through infographics is better understood as well as retained by our senses and the brain. This is why, I have tried my hand at creating an infographic today!

Read on and do let me know if you liked my first attempt at creating an infographic! If you have any more tips for me, do feel free to drop in a comment below! 

Hope you enjoyed reading through!

Think over these reasons and have a thoughtful Tuesday, everyone!

Love, Pooja.