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Color Me A Reminder

Posted by terrepruitt on November 5, 2009

Recently I posted a bit about Focus and Intent.  One comment on that post was from someone who sets a daily intent, but hadn’t thought to carry the focus she has during her workout into her day.  She brought up that during her morning Yoga she is able to focus on her shoulders but during the day she forgets.

Well, a lot of us might do that, not remember to carry our focus and intent into the day.  There is so much going on it is easy to forget.  So there is a little helpful reminder that Nia’s co-creator does.  I heard her share it on one of the monthly teleconferences that Nia offers.  She said when she wakes up she thinks of a color.  I believe she indicated that the color presented itself or just came to her, as a thought.  If that doesn’t necessarily happen for you, pick one.   (I am amending this because the co-creator of Nia, Debbie Rosas, did say that she used a color for something, but it was not to assist her with the focus and intent.  It was for something else . . . . I don’t want to bring up what it was for because that is a subject that requires another post entirely.  I was reminded about picking a color in a Nia teleconference.)  So . .  .  Here is a little something to help you remember, when you wake up . . . . .

Pick a color.  Now what you do with that color is:  throughout the day, when you see that color think of your focus and remember your intent.

So if your focus is to remember to keep your shoulders down and in their place (this is something I struggle with, that is why I bring it up) you can be reminded of it every time you see your chosen color.  Doesn’t mean you have to stop what you are doing and examine yourself or rearrange yourself, it is just a gentle nudge. Green (for example) whispering, “shoulders”.

Or let’s say you’ve decided to drink more water.  So every time you see the color that you decided upon for the day you take a sip of water (or drink a glass—whatever you set your intention to be).

Do you get the idea?  You can set your focus and intent on whatever you would like, by having chosen a color is a tool to help remind you of your focus and intent.  Choosing a color can assist you in taking your focus and intent from your workout and/or from your exercise class into your day.

Share with me your stories.

8 Responses to “Color Me A Reminder”

  1. judy said

    This is such a great idea. Totally going to try it tomorrow. Orange = shoulders. Stay tuned. 😉

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    • I thought it was a great idea to, that is why I wanted to share it. Just a reminder: I didn’t come up with the great idea . . . . I like to try to give credit where it is do. Nia’s co-creator came up with it.

      So, do let us know how it went for you!

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      • I just found my notes of what the co-creator used the color for and it was different than the focus and intent. But I did hear this idea on a different Nia teleconfernce call.

        I am compelled to correct my post though. So I have amended it.

        ***I am amending this because the co-creator of Nia, Debbie Rosas, did say that she used a color for something, but it was not to assist her with the focus and intent. It was for something else . . . . I don’t want to bring up what it was for because that is a subject that requires another post entirely. I was reminded about picking a color in a Nia teleconference.)

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  2. Hi Terre,

    Another terrific blog. I love working with colors. I’ve done alot of work with the chakras (the 7 major energy centers of the body), so when I work with colors I automatically tune in to the specific chakra related to that color.

    Your suggestion to give my intent a color is intriguing and I’m going to work with it today. My intention for today is to “live like there’s no tomorrow” and the color I associate with that is green. The color green for me relates to “life”…rebirth, healing, transformation…

    Thank you for this thoughtful blog!!! You rock girl.

    Love,

    Jill

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    • Yes, I am learning that certain colors are associated with chakras.

      Leave it to you to actually pick a color that fits so well with the focus/intention. You are so fabulous.

      Thank you for the compliment and the support, but remember it was Debbie that I learned this from, I just wanted to share the idea.

      Big, warm, bear hugs to you!

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      • Hey Jill,

        I just found my notes . . . . originally when I started this post I had THOUGHT Debbie has used the color for something else, but I couldn’t remember what so I thought, “Oh it MUST have been the focus and intent.” But it was not. So, I have ammended my post because I don’t want to be stating incorrect information.

        She did say that a color came to her, but she used it for something else. Which . . . .may work itself out into another post . . . .:-)

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  3. bsain said

    Wow! I really love this idea! Thank you Terre – I’m starting right now.

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    • I think it is a great idea too, because it can be used to remind you of anything. Of course, different things can be used as a reminder, it doesn’t have to be a color. Right?

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