How to use colour therapy to relieve stress

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How to use colour therapy to relieve stress
Certain colours provoke and others relax. (Bedroom image by RUZANNA ARUTYUNYAN from

Colour affects the way we feel. It can affect our moods in either a positive or negative manner. Do you feel uncomfortable wearing certain colours or being in a room that is saturated in a particular colour? Are there other colours that make you feel comfortable? The colours that we wear and surround ourselves with reflect our inner state of being. Learn how to relieve stress and create a positive inner state by using colour.

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    Surround yourself with pink. It's the colour of calm tranquillity. Add small splashes of pink around the home to create an atmosphere of calm. You can use pink in the bathroom, bedroom or other areas. Wear a pink sweater or other accessories to balance your energies and promote inner peace.

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    Add yellow to your life if you've feeling down. Yellow is an excellent colour to lift your spirit and relieve depression.

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    Choose blue for a calm environment and a good night's sleep. Blue is a very relaxing colour. It promotes tranquillity and healing. If you're suffering from insomnia, put yourself to sleep by adding plenty of blue to your bedroom decor. Choose bedding in shades of blue and wear blue pyjamas. Blue is also a good colour to wear when speaking in public since it promotes good communication.

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    Add a touch of green to your environment and wardrobe. Green is a very soothing colour. It promotes harmony and relieves anxiety. Spruce up your home with green accessories including houseplants. If you're feeling drained wear something green and invigorating.

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    Put some violet in your life. Violet is the colour of wisdom, peace and strength. Wear it for inner peace. Use it in your home to promote a peaceful environment.

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    Choose classic white for a clean look and feel. White is cleansing and purifying. When used in the home decor white gives a clean, fresh look and really opens up a room. Make white a staple in your wardrobe. Wearing white helps to cleanse the mind and purify the spirit. One of the great things about using white in the home or wardrobe is that it goes with everything. Be sure to keep your white clothing and decor clean because white that looks dull or dingy will only affect your emotions in the same way.

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