Certain colours make us think of certain things.
Ever wonder why all sales signs are red, for example?
It’s because people react faster and more
forcefully when they see the colour.
People tend to associate the colour red with a
danger cue, and that attracts attention.
Guess which colour provides the biggest boost in
motivation and energy?
The colour green.
That’s why we should all ‘see some green’!
Researchers have found in two studies that
surrounding yourself with a bit of green provides
a boost in motivation; and also that a glimpse
of the colour green sparks creativity.
One study asked subjects to perform three cycling
exercises while watching a video of a rural cycling course.
The videos were randomly selected to have green, grey,
or red filters.
The green filter made the cyclists happier and less tired.
Simply seeing lots of green made them more motivated.
How can you ‘see more green’ in your life? Go outside!
Take a stroll in a garden, or anywhere with shrubs and
greenery. Go out and walk in these places. In addition to
seeing more green; you’ll be a lot more motivated after a brief
physical exertion and some fresh air.
At Resilient Minds we help our clients to develop strong resilience
so they can perform at high levels in all facets of their lives.
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‘Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from
which its loveliness arises.’ Pedro Calderon de la Barca