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Quiz: Color Keys for Your Happiest Holidays

Quiz: Color Keys for Your Happiest Holidays

This season offers us so many opportunities for joy, deep peace, and connection. But given the stresses of our daily lives, most of us could use a little help–and colors offer lots of it. Research has shown that our attitudes and moods can be improved and benefited by using colors in a mindful way.

Here is a fun quiz to help you see which colors might be most beneficial for you to wear or to use in holiday decorations, in order to have the most positive experience of this beautiful season. Take the quiz here:

Make note of any answers that are TRUE for you.

1. I want to feel more peaceful, calm and serene this holiday season.

2. I love it all–the snow, the Santas, the gifts, the parties! Deck the Halls! Fa la la la la!

3. I need more positive energy so I don’t just want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head until Spring.

4. I want to feel a sense of possibility and change for the New Year. Time for a fresh rebirth!

5. Giving to others is the best part of this season for me. I just want to feel that I have more than enough to share.

6. I tend to get a little bit on edge this time of year. I don’t want to snap at people, but to be filled with peaceful goodwill.

If 1 or 6 are TRUE for you, use BLUE to calm yourself down. Surround yourself with blue fabrics, and use cool blue holiday bulbs to help soothe any frazzled nerves. Be sure to spend enough time resting in the dark.

If 2 is TRUE for you, you can use any of the holiday colors–red, green, blue, gold, or white–to keep your wonderfully festive attitude going!

If 3 is TRUE for you, RED will help to cheer you up and re-ignite your energetic fire. Wear a red sweater, or use a bright red tablecloth, or perk yourself up at work with a poinsettia plant on your desk.

If 4 is TRUE for you, the cheering message of the everGREEN will help you to focus on the many possibilities for change and renewal in your life. The uplifting sight (and scent) of greens such as pine, boxwood, juniper, cedar, or holly will be your most helpful decorations, but you can also wear the color to align yourself with the life force in nature. Or try using WHITE to feel a sense of clean-slate purity: snow scenes, or snowy linens and clothing will help you feel fresh and clean, ready to begin again.

If 5 was TRUE for you, use GOLD to help you focus on the abundance that already exists in your life, and to help you think creatively to celebrate it and attract more of it.

Read more: Christmas, Guidance, Holidays, Life, Self-Help, Spirit

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2003).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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12:15PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

PINK

5:33PM PST on Nov 14, 2012

Thanks

5:28PM PST on Dec 25, 2011

very interesting. ty

1:30PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Peace...

1:53PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

thanks

5:36AM PST on Dec 22, 2010

Thanks for the article.

3:55PM PST on Dec 21, 2010

I like most of these colors but blue and white are among my favorites during this time of year along with silver although not mentioned in the article.

9:24AM PST on Nov 8, 2010

I prefer green.

7:43AM PDT on Aug 28, 2010

I love most colors and tend to "graze" between them.

10:16AM PDT on Mar 28, 2010

I do not distiguish colors at night (color blindness)thanks

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