Developing a Healthy Mindset

Developing a Healthy Mindset

While you won’t find too many people saying that they don’t understand why being healthy is better, you will find many people admitting that changing their habits is too hard to do. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid the hard part of altering a way of life that consists of well-ingrained habits. You can find comfort in knowing that anything that is truly worth doing is a struggle, and it is that struggle that will make you improve on the inside and out. Change is constant. Are you going to have control over some of that change?  Determination, self-motivation, and beginning with the end in mind will get you on your way to a healthier life. It really is all in your head – well… what internalizes the need for change and the motivation to keep on track is all in your head – in your mind to be exact. The power of your mind can make or break your success in anything you aspire to achieve.  Achieving a healthier way of life is no different. Knowledge is Power  The first and most important step to getting in the right mindset is to arm yourself with knowledge and support.  There is a wealth of information available on how and why to lead a healthier life and you need to soak in as much as possible. There are a number of different methods for effective information gathering. Depending on your preferences, you will find some or all of the options helpful on the following list: Search the internet for any information about: leading a healthier life (search ‘healthy living tips’ ‘making healthy...

Part one-What Does Your Favourite Colour Say about you

As I love bright colours I use them as often as dare in my posts.  However the posts that have the bright colours don’t do as well as the soft pastel shades.  This led me to go in search of information on the psychology of colour and what influence it has on the psyche if any.  Was it the colour itself or the cultural background, personal association, or beliefs about that colour that had an influence on behaviour? I found that there is very little scientific evidence that colour makes a difference or has an effect on a person’s behaviour yet it is used widely in branding, sales and marketing.  In several ancient cultures colours were used in therapy and are still used in holistic or alternative therapies today. While perceptions of colour are subjective, there are some colour effects that have universal meaning. Colours in the red spectrum are known as warm colours and include red, orange and yellow. These warmer colours can evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility. Colours on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colours and include blue, purple and green. These colours are often described as calming, but are also associated with feelings of sadness or indifference. So here is a list of colours and their believed associated effect on human behaviour. Red– Physical represents energy Positive– Energy, strength, warmth, fight or flight, excitement action, energy and speed, attention-getting, assertive and confident, energizing, stimulating, exciting, powerful, passionate, stimulating and driven, courageous and strong, spontaneous and determined. Negative-Anger, aggression, defiance aggressive and...