Can you imagine living in a world of just grey, black and blah? Depressing right? If we walked into a house that was without character, had signs of neglect, missing warmth or love, and made us feel uncomfortable, the chances of a revisit is slim. However, if we entered a home that reflected signs of personal care, warmth, love and character, and we felt comfortable, we would definitely look forward to a revisit.
Difficulties in personal and work relationships, sickness, financial hardship, loss of a loved one, sudden unemployment are some struggles that can sap our energy, and if goes unattended can slowly erode the color in our lives. On the surface we may notice our lack of interest or low energy, but because we’re “in it”, we may be unable to easily identify the specific cause or area, until something external triggers the internal to create an awareness.
Signs your life may be colorless:
- Your stimulation for what once excited you is low
- There’s an obvious lack of motivation and loss of energy
- Your social life lacks the enjoyment and excitement it once has
- You are no longer challenged by your work
- You have stopped setting and reaching goals
- Your relationships are less meaningful
- Your self-care (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) is on the decline
So, the area and cause has been identified now what? It’s time for a lift! Time to transform that area from dull to dynamic!
Ways we can add color back to our life:
- Choose you wall – what area is desperate in need of color/change?
- Select your paint – what needs to take place? what changes are you aiming for? get specific!
- Pick your tools – brush, tape, stir stick? What is required of you? your action steps!
- make them SMART>specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timeline
- Start painting – You are not going to transform your life without taking action. Follow your SMART plan.
- Results – Time to exercise your mind muscle and activate your imagination! How will this benefit you?
Now go ahead, apply the steps and begin to activate the process of transforming your dull colorless life/area into one full of dynamic color.
To your health and enjoyment!