There are days when you wake up and you’re already tired. Whether you didn’t get enough sleep or there was something on your mind that woke you up in the middle of the night, (we, women, mistakenly use the sleep hours to process and solve problems in our heads instead of doing it during the day) you just started your day and you’re already exhausted!
You go to your closet to choose what to wear, and instinctively you grab a black or gray shirt that matches the black pants you’re wearing. A quick thought comes up – maybe I should wear this red necklace, but you feel so grumpy that you dismiss the thought, grab your coffee on your way out, and rush to work.
Is black really the best color to wear when you’re tired?
Believe it or not, if this whole scenario was exactly the same except for the color of the shirt you chose, let’s say you picked red, you would actually feel better.
Many people intuitively wear black or gray when they are tired, yet these specific colors feed low energy and have zero chance of uplifting the spirit!
I know that black has the reputation of making people look thinner and it has some elegance attached to it, but the truth is that colors are a source of light and energy – except black.
Black absorbs all the colors and reflects nothing back.
Black is an absence of light and energy.
The reason why you feel attracted to dark colors when you’re tired is because “energy attracts like energy” and your low energy level attracts colors that keep your energy low.
For many years, black was my “go to” color, and you would see almost only black in my closet, especially when I weighed 90 pounds more than I do now. Back then I did whatever I could to look thinner. This pattern changed completely when I learned about color healing in England in 1998. I discovered the magical world of color and learned how much positive energy and good vibe colors add to our lives.
Can colors really change our mood, emotions, and behavior? and can you really get your energy back with colors?
Yes. And here’s a little bit about the science behind it: Colors are a source of energy and light. They affect our mood and behavior and they influence our energy level. Each color is carried on a different frequency and each match perfectly the frequency of specific organs in our body. There are 7 main Energy Centers in our body, called Chakras, and each Chakra carries the same vibration of a specific color and specific organs. When one organ is out of balance, when a Chakra is out of balance, it is possible to retune it by absorbing into our bodies the energy of its corresponding color.
A study reported in the International Journal of Biosocial Research, with Elves Memorial Child Development Centre, a private school for handicapped children in Edmonton, Alberta. In the classrooms, the colors of the walls were changed from orange and white to royal blue and light blue. The carpet was also changed from orange to gray and the lights were replaced with full-spectrum lighting. As a result of the changes, the children’s average systolic blood pressure dropped by 17%. In addition, the children were better behaved, more attentive, and less aggressive, according to teachers and independent observers.
This research supports the idea that colors affect our mood, emotions, and behaviors.
I love guiding women on how to release heaviness and feel lighter with colors, especially when they are tired all the time. It’s exciting to see how they start feeling better as soon as they open themselves up to playing with colors.
What are the best colors to wear when you’re feeling perpetually tired?
First, do we have an understanding about black? If you must wear black, add colorful accessories. Don’t wear all black unless there is an emergency or your HR will fire you if you wear colors!
The colors of the lower Chakras are best to wear when you feel tired: Red, which is the color of the Root Chakra, Orange, the color of the Sacral Chakra, and Yellow which is the color of the Solar-Plexus Chakra. You can wear any shades of these colors: pink, dark red, coral, gold, peach.
Give it a try. The next time you feel tired and are about to grab the black shirt from your closet, challenge yourself to wear the opposite color of how you feel. Choose the brightest color you have in your closet, wear it and notice how you feel (not immediately, but a bit later). You might even notice that people compliment you on how you look, even though you are tired.
Wearing brighter colors is not the only way to get your energy back with colors. You can be mindful of the food you eat and make it more colorful, and you can also observe colors in nature and visualize them as a way to stimulate your Chakras and raise your energy level.
What do you notice about your color choices, especially when you’re tired?
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