India, along with the rest of the world is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while being jailed inside one's own house can be depressing, it is also the need of the hour to not step out. Listening to upsetting news of people dying with no cure in sight can really take a toll on your mental health. However, we must learn to take care of ourselves and indulge in different forms of self-care to get through it. And one of the best ways to do so is to wear colours and patterns that lift up your mood instantly.
We aren't making things up! Colour Psychology, the study of hues as a determinant of human behaviour, is a thing and it suggests that wearing brightly coloured clothing transforms your attitude and mood. So if the coronavirus anxiety is getting to you, you should start wearing colourful clothes to make yourself feel better. We've put together a list of some prominent shades and how they impact your mood.
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From donning red to yellow--here's a wardrobe guide to improve your mental wellbeing.
Pink is known as the colour of self-love. it can instantly uplift you and if you are want to feel confident, chattier and friendlier at the same time, then you must definitely try wearing pink while you are at home. There are many different shades in pink like pastel pink, neon pink, magenta, light pink, baby pink, bubblegum pink, but the one that will solve the purpose the best is the brightest pink (closer to magenta) in your wardrobe.
According to colour therapy experts, orange helps you adapt to changes. And well, what better time to adhere to that policy than now. A lot is changing in the world around us--from healthcare conditions, to laws, policies and whatnot. The colour that can help you cope with the constantly changing situations is orange. Orange will encourage cheerfulness and will enliven your emotions.
Red is a colour full of energy so if you've woken up feeling extremely discombobulated, then take a quick shower and put on the brightest red that you have in your wardrobe. Even better if you have a dress with bright printed flowers all over your red--it will only add more element and energy to your outfit and correspondingly to how you feel. Wear red and you'd be focused and positive all day. And trust me, we could all use some positivity right now.
Yellow, reminiscent of sunshine, is known as the colour of joy. It exudes a vibration of being happy and stimulates mental clarity. So if you are craving for that 'I can do anything' attitude at home, then wear yellow and notice the changes in how you feel and perceive things. You can experiment with different hues of yellow like neon yellow, lime yellow and bright yellow.
We all are want to feel healthy these days because of the virus outbreak, our lives have been turned upside down. Therefore, one of the best choice of colours to change your mood during these days would be green. Linked to health and wellness, green helps to neutralise your mood so that you don't feel extreme emotions of any kind. The colour is associated with nature and therefore you will experience a sense of growth and empowerment when you put it on. Try wearing light green and dark green for best results.
According to experts, blue helps your intuition and is linked to a sense of tranquillity. Associated with water, oceans and the sky, wearing blue makes you feel similar to how looking at the sky feels after you've had a hectic day. If you are getting negative vibes about anything, we'd suggest you wear light blue or navy blue to keep yourself calm and composed at home.
So, what are you waiting for? Wear one colour each for the next few days and let us know how it impacted your mood. You can thank us later!
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