Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wishing You Spring Joy!

Wishing You a Joyful Spring!

This month and the months to come can be an opportunity for you and your family to show gratitude toward our earth for sustaining us.

Find ways to do your part to assure, maintain, and improve air quality, water purity, and unpolluted lands.

Be proactive and kind to our planet, animals, and people. See Kick off the New Year More Sustainably for fresh eco-friendly ideas.

Conserve Water in a Storage Tank

Include live plants including herbs, a bouquet of pretty fresh flowers, and/or a colorful bowl of seasonal fresh fruits or vegetables to bring spring energy into your home.

Adding one or two colorful things to your décor brightens your outlook, increases flow of energy, and reminds us of rebirth, joy, and plenty.

This post has been updated 3/09/2024

For additional spring reading see:

Ways Colorful Flowers Boost Our Happiness

Need tips to increase joy and improve well-being? Read Self-Care Activities to Encourage Optimal-Health.

Before you go, please take a moment to comment below. How well are you nurturing yourself this spring? Ask yourself, "What do I enjoy doing for fun?" Then, just do it! 

I love flowers and my experience has been that every time I take in (really see) the beautiful colors of spring, my spirit lifts and I feel great. What about you? 

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Select a Car Color That Pleases You

The color car you drive affects your thinking, feelings, and even behavior. It also conveys a sensory message to others about your personality and preferences. Much like the color clothes you like to wear or the color of the furnishings in your home, your vehicle’s hue says a lot about you.

Thinking about purchasing a new car? Do you want or need to keep costs down, and are in the market for a pre-owned model? Maybe you’re in a third category. Nearly 70% of the US population keeps repairing their cars and trucks, until they totally give out and need to be replaced.

According to a report from IHS Automotive, cars are getting more reliable, and Americans are holding onto their vehicles for longer than ever before. The average ownership time for cars and light trucks is approximately 11.5 years. That’s an important reason to devote time to finding a car color that agrees with you. After all, you may be riding around in it for a very long time. If your car’s exterior has gotten rusty or the color has faded, maybe it's time to consider painting it to freshen it up.

Colors transmit energy and influence your car riding experience. If you car’s color resonates with you, seeing it and being enveloped in it can help calm and relax you. Other colors can inspire or invigorate you. That’s why you need to think twice, before selecting a car color. You don't want to jangle your nerves with a color that's too stimulating or easily tire of one that's just ho-hum.

Determine whether replacing your car makes good economic sense and will improve your lifestyle in the long run. Only then, think about whether a different vehicle will mean you’re riding around in a car whose color makes you smile or is way off base.

Simply check out the details below, before you head to the auto showroom or used car lot. If your current auto is a keeper, the list below is a good source of ideas. When your car needs repainting or you're in the market for wheels, use it. Why not pin it for future reference?

Car Color Meanings

Black- a power color, classic, sophisticated, and empowering

Navy or Royal Blue- exudes confidence, credibility, and reassurance

Light Blue-calm, serene, quiet

Gray or Silver- practical, elegant, and futuristic

White- fresh, pure, direct

Red- sensual, excitement, speedy

Yellow-sunny, lively, and young at heart

Tan, Taupe, Brown-timeless, natural, down to earth

Orange-fun-loving, talkative, friendly

Light green/light teal-expansiveness, safety, soothing

I urge you to do your part to conserve precious natural resources, as well as save bucks in fuel costs. Do your share to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the environment by aiming to purchase a hybrid or plug-in model. At the very least, buy one that gets good gas mileage.

Reflect about the car color that attracts you. Does it help you satisfy a need for something you’re trying to expand on? Keep in mind that the color car you drive is a sensory way for you to express your physical, mental, and emotional state. Colors can accentuate your personality. Are you an introvert or extrovert? Think about whether you like to blend in or want to be noticed. Each color has a vibrational frequency all its own. Colors give your body sensory messages that can perk you up or soothe you. Think carefully about what works best for you, and pick a vehicle car color you enjoy.

If I were considering purchasing a car, I'd envision a color that makes me feel happy. At other times, I think I need one that helps me relax or stay attentive. On another day, I imagine a color car that helps me feel grounded. What about you?

Please let me know what car colors appeal to you. What new things did you learn about yourself from my blog post? Please share comments in the space provided below. Whatever color vehicle you drive, remember to follow traffic laws and drive safely. I care about you.


See More from the Kelly Blue Book. Best Car Color to Buy.  

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