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Here we are already in the first week of February 2018 and how many of you have stuck with, and are working towards your New Years resolutions? People who are successful at achieving their resolutions are those who have:
- Clarity over their goals
- A plan to achieve their goals
- A way to measure how successful they are in getting to their goals
- Celebration points at significant stages of their goal
- Keeping their goal private rather than sharing it with others
When we understand the psychology of colour, we begin to recognise that colour has an emotional impact on us, so we can use colours to our advantage to help us succeed in our goals. So what colours will help you stay on top of your resolutions so that you have a successful outcome? To get clarity, or to maintain clarity of your goals use the colour yellow. Either post your goal up on yellow sticky notes, or write on yellow paper so that you are maintaining your focus and using your intellect and logic to recognise the next step towards achieving your goal. In addition a dash of red will help you keep motivated and give you the drive and passion to stay on track. Use a red pen when writing on yellow paper to really commit to success.
A plan will keep you to task and help you break down your goals into bitesize steps so that you can keep moving forward and not get overwhelmed by the task ahead.If you are feeling overwhelmed use magenta to reconnect you to some divine love and self love and remind yourself that each small step is a step closer to your goal. Write out your plan to help you stay on track with your goals. The best colour to increase perserverance is blue. So wear blue when you are feeling like you can’t push through to get to the next step. A dash of brown will also help with your endurance so that you can move through obstacles pragmatically.
How do we measure our success? Most people are more ‘wired’ to failure than recognizing and celebrating success so it’s important to recognize how much closer we are to our goal. Creating a list of our ‘success outcomes’ helps us maintain momentum and pushes us forward. Use the colours gold to help you stay in your authentic power, orange to increase your optimism and green to welcome the abundance, whether that’s increased energy, increased finances, increased balance, increased momentum; start to recognise abundance in all its forms.
Celebrating small achievements helps you maintain a success mindset. It also shows you that to be successful is to keep moving forward towards your goal. It doesn’t matter how small that step is, it’s important to acknowledge it. Even if it’s a smile and nod to yourself in the mirror, or something grander such as a day trip. The act of acknowledging your progress helps you dig deep when it feels as though that goal is out of reach. Lilac is the colour of celebration and reunion, so bring in a touch of lilac and some pink to recognise the step completed and remind you of what it’s like to feel a sense of achievement.
Most people will tell you to share your goals with others. My advice is don’t share. The reason is twofold. First, when you share your goal most people will be happy for you initially, but human nature tends to lend itself to maintaining a status quo. So if you are trying to move forward, most people will unconsciously sabotage your progress because fundamentally they don’t want you to change and grow. Second you have to dig deep to find your willpower and maintain it, especially when it feels tough going. If you are having to answer questions as to how you are progressing, and watch out for unintentional sabotage, it’s far harder to summon up more willpower and energy. Have you ever experienced losing weight and noticing people offer you extra portions, or on the other side of the coin say to you ‘oh you can’t have that, you’re on your diet aren’t you?’. I have. All it does is offers temptation which takes energy to keep refusing, and the second scenario makes me feel deprived, so my natural human reaction is to want something that appears I can’t have. So unless you have an incredibly supportive, motivational and inspirational friend or family member who is going to act as your boot camp Sargent and key cheerleader at the times you need it, keep your goals under wraps until you have got into your rhythm and almost at your end goal. The key colour to help you keep things under the radar is black, so a black journal with yellow paper gives you the ability to keep your goals private until you’re ready to share, but helps you stay focused, alert and motivated to achieve success.
So, based on colour psychology you now know how to use colour therapy to help you follow your goals and reach the success you’re aiming for. Let me know how you get on. Which colour most helped you and at what stage in your progress? Drop me a comment below. Blessings
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