All last week we talked about steps Healthy Survivors can take to find hope and happiness. How about splashing a little color on the walls? I painted the drab wall of my study:
Are you smiling?
As with most everything else about Healthy Survivorship, there is no "right" or "wrong" color. But there are healing colors for me and healing colors for you. I happen to feel happy and energized by bright colors, especially pinks and purples. I have a friend who I know would be miserable in my study; her walls are calming sage green and putty brown. Michele Whitlock, one of the women I met at Miraval, painted her office:
Think about what colors lift your spirits, and then think about how you can add that color into your life. If you don't have the time, energy or money to repaint walls, think about adding colorful accents. A stuffed animal. A calendar. A needlepoint. A picture torn out of a magazine.
My study sets the stage for my writing about hope and happiness. Do you have a space that sets the stage for your hope and happiness?