Saturday, April 5, 2008
Now that athletics are no longer a part of my life, one of the ways I can express myself and my personality is through my clothing. I live for bright, bold, beautiful colors like yellow, orange, pink, purple, etc... Sorrounding myself with bright colors does more than just make my quirks available for all to see. It clearly reflects my mood and effects my mood as well as the moods of those around me.
Attached to the brain are pineal glands, which control the daily rhythms of life. When light enters through the eyes (or the skin) it travels neurological pathways to these pineal glands. Different colors give off different wavelength frequencies and these different frequencies have different effects on physical and psychological functions (http://www.essortment.com/all/whatiscolort_rime.htm).
Let's take a look at some of my favorite colors:
Yellow: energizes, relieves depression, improves memory, stimulates appetite
Pink: used in diet therapy as an appetite suppressant, relaxes muscles, relieves tension, soothing
Orange: energizes, stimulates appetite and digestive system
Violet: suppresses appetite, provides a peaceful environment, good for migraines
Try this today: Even if you are bummed, put on that yellow shirt or buy those gorgeous purple flowers and put them in your room. Don't just accept that awful mood. Do something to turn it around, and bold colors can be a great place to start!