Life stinks right now and we can concur as dealing with a broken heart is harsh. It doesn't matter if you are the one breaking it off or the one that was dumped, the pain is real. Healing a broken heart is a long process because most often we erroneously believe that the relationship was solid. But the truth is that having a broken heart can cause more than emotional scars, it weakens the heart physically. Also, known as broken heart syndrome, emotional distress can cause a heart attack. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack when people suffer a heartbreak in life. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in broken heart syndrome. "In broken heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions," AHA reported. This is a lot to consider, but there is something that could help you during this time. Certain colors can make you look at things differently and in a more positive matter. Let us introduce you to the world of color and how it can help heal a broken heart.
Sky BlueSky blue is mystical and associated with Heaven. It is the color of the sky and it is observed in nature with water and seen in wildlife. It is connected to trust, probity, support, enlightenment, confidence, faith and hope. Blue is considered advantageous to the mind and body. It can also help people speak with truth, independence, intuition, imagination and with subtlety. "As the color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and exude feelings of tranquility," borncreative.com shared. This color lowers blood pressure, respiration and conveys a sense of peace and tranquility. When you are under distress, a blue bedroom can create a place of solace and may help you sleep. People who are drawn to sky blue are very trusting. This makes sense for those suffering from a breach of trust. "Blue likes to build strong, trusting relationships and is deeply hurt if the trust is betrayed," colormeanings.com offered.
GreenYou need a fresh start now and green offers a sense of hope. It's also a symbol of freedom and supplies us with a sense of rest. Green is associated with your health and this is the reason many health related companies and pharmaceutical companies use the color in their advertisements and logos. The color green is correlated with having a good temperament and having values. Green can give you the insight needed to make a good decision as well. Physically, green can be used to reduce inflammation and can help with chronic coughs. Olive green is another color that is associated with harmony.
VioletThe color violet is a spiritual tone and would help you ease into prayer or meditation. Prayer is an opportunity to share with God and to vent about your feelings. Also, prayer will help you reach a calmer state. It means leadership, loyalty, gentry, power, wisdom, sophistication, commitment, peace, autonomy and achievement. If you need a boost of creativity, wear violet. Purple combines the peaceful stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color violet is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition. "Violet also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence and magic," bourncreative.com reported. In the Bible, the color means authority and kingship as depicted in Judges 8:26 and in Esther 8:15.
RedIf you need some courage, put on the color red. Red can help you overcome the lack of power that you feel over your life. You have what it takes to overcome the grief that you feel and red can put that fire back into your belly. Red is also associated with enthusiasm and anticipation since colors send subconscious messages and can affect your mood. Red is also a symbol of good luck. However, you need to be careful with red as it is also associated with anger, seduction, violence and danger. The color could also spike your blood pressure, so don't go overboard as your emotions are still raw.
GoldAll that glitters is gold, friend. We need some charm in our lives when we feel horrible. This is not easy because we want to hide from the world when we are battling our depression. Slipping on the color gold can add the sparkle back. The color gold comes with compassion, courage and wisdom. "Gold is a precious metal that is associated with wealth, opulence and prosperity, as well as sparkle and glitz," borncreative.com added. Find a dress or apply gold glitter, do whatever it takes to help foster an environment of allurement.
The cousin of gold screams happiness and radiates a sunny feeling when you observe it or wear it. Yellow is used to raise self-esteem in people who are suffering from a lack of confidence. It is good for your fatigue, something commonly battled during a heartache. "It opens up or brightens rooms and pale tones are good choices for classrooms warm tones good for play areas and living rooms," author Pamela Harding wrote.
There is no magic solution in dealing with a broken heart. We need to find out what works for us at the time. Yet, simplicity is key and adding a splash of color to your situation could be what is needed.