Making your life more colorful is as broad of a statement as it can get. I cannot fully describe how a colorful life looks like but I sure can tell you about a bland and colorless one.
Growing up, we have always been taught to be riders of one boat. And we kind of take that a little too seriously into our adulthood. We do so by overcommitting to one thing (which is usually working), and tend to ignore everything else around.
No wonder we get exhausted and frustrated!
What I think to be the meaning of a colorful life is to have enough things to cheer you up. Because life does get a bit too overwhelming and serious! Some call it “losing your mojo” while others prefer to call it a “rough patch”. But colorless clearly depicts the exact feelings as everything seems to be black and white.
So if you’ve had colors blown out of your life, here are some things that you can do to make it alright again!
Be Your Best Friend
I know you’ve heard this phrase being thrown out a lot. Sometimes from the mouth of a therapist and other times through blogs and articles like this one.
Now, what does it really mean?
The easiest way I can put it is by roleplaying. Imagine a friend of yours who was going through the same “rough patch” as you, how would you counsel them?
You are definitely going to try everything you can think of to cheer them up. Tell them how they can look the other way and fill their lives with more fun things. So why not yourself?
Stop with the negative self-talk already and see how you can help yourself be happier. Whether it is something at work that’s been bothering you or some speed-bumps in your relationship, face the problem head-on.
Stop beating about the bush and confront it, do what you have to do to make it right. Sometimes, only cutting off the sources of stress and tension can lighten up your life!
Be More Social
One of the major reasons of emotional detachment is also social disintegration. Yes, you do have a lot of time to be productive by toning down your social life. But is the price of it worth it?
Do you really work solely so that you can hit the bed or watch T.V in your free time?
Because if you think that you can survive without any social and emotional attachments then you can’t be more wrong. We need people to converse to, be it one or be it dozens. It is always about the quality of social relations.
Try spending your time with the people you love and the people who are oozing with energy. Because vibes are contagious and you will naturally find yourself to broadcast on the same frequency as the other. This is why choosing to be around positive people is worth considering.
The good part about being around your loved ones is that nothing feels like forcing. You can do or say whatever you like without the fear of being judged. This freedom allows you to unwind all the tension of your day so that when you go to bed at night, you don’t have to deal with a spiral of thoughts.
Take A Chill Pill!
Why take life so seriously when you’re not even going to get out alive?
Socializing is one way to do it, another would be to hit the bar down the street. Now, I am in no way trying to support regular drinking, but we all know how much a shot of whiskey can turn around the day!
Taking your weekends to check out the bar that you cross often on your way to groceries or the one that you’d been going to ages ago will definitely turn your weekends more colorful.
Not a fan drinking? No problem!
Try a CBD dab for a change. Cannabis has been influential since the start of the century as people are becoming more aware of its all-round benefits. Other than the relaxing and mental health benefits of best CBD edibles, everybody gets high sometimes!
Be More Giving
The secret to living a colorful life is to be generous. Generosity will bring you more happiness than you expect. The simple act of helping someone out, providing them with what you have ample of, or even just passing a smile will bring a sense of accomplishment into your life.
When you are generous, you also learn to be thankful for what you have. You see and realize where you stand and accept the blessings in your life. However, the thing that has changed the most in me from generosity is learning delayed gratitude.
The problem with our generation is that we want it all and we want it now! And what we are to do when we get it all, nobody knows. This endless pursuit of perfection often leaves us disappointed as we spend our lives chasing shadows.
So be real, acknowledge your blessings, and help others out wherever and whenever you can!