3 ways to bring the technicolor into your life

When Dorothy enters the land of Oz her world goes from black and white to full technicolor. Even with all of the special effects we have grown accustomed to, that moment is still magical to most of us. 

I think it’s because we are often searching for the technicolor in our lives. Like Dorothy, we feel stuck in Kansas, bored and black and white. But also like Dorothy learns toward the end of her journey, the color and magic is inside of us all along—we need to decide to focus on it so that we can let it out. 

In today’s day it can be hard to wear rose-colored glasses. Our lives are busier than ever, stress levels are off the charts and some days we just want to hide under the covers. 

But there’s a real reason to put the rose-colored glasses on. You see the body is an energy system. When we actively seek out the good, strive to feel happy (or happier), and view things through a positive lens we are in anabolic energy. 

Anabolic energy is productive and literally starts to draw the positive things we want in our lives to us. This is why gratitude journals are so popular. It’s scientific backing for things like The Law of Attraction. 

The reverse of anabolic energy is catabolic energy. This is where we put on those gray-tinted glasses. Everything looks dull and blah. Catabolic energy literally breaks things down. It’s why when you’re in a bad mood, everything just seems to go wrong. 

I get it. It’s not always easy to decide to make life all rosy. But here are a few things to keep in mind. 

#1. Seeing the glass as half-full or half-empty is a choice. It’s your choice and it can have a dramatic impact on your outcome. 

#2. Looking for the good things, the things to be grateful for and to boost us up are a habit. Over time habits become embedded into your subconscious. This is really powerful stuff because once your subconscious is optimized it takes much less effort to feel happy.  

#3. Your brain loves to be comfortable and taking off those gray-glasses and putting on the rose-colored glasses is very uncomfortable for your brain. Think of being in a dark room and then walking into a room that’s fully lit. It takes time for your eyes to adjust. Your brain is the same way. However, once you adjust isn’t it a million times better to be in the room with the light on? 

So I’m going to leave you by asking you to consider what your life would look like if you changed the tint in your lenses. Maybe you’re not ready to go to full color, but what it you decreased the dark tint in those glasses by just say 10%. How could that change your life? You may be surprised to see that you’re on the Yellow Brick road to your own Emerald City. 

Marissa Bishop