I just changed the color of my events on my Google calendar. And then magic happened. My mood lifted, and all of a sudden all of the events I was stressing over looked like fun; all of them! It seems so simple now, but I had never considered changing the black on red- the events looked like punishments & I had to squint to even read what they said! Now the pretty dark pink with white text is beautifully inviting. The funny thing is, I change the colors of my client google calendars all of the time; just hadn’t thought in last- oh probably 3 years to change the red?
It amazes me how the slightest change (even google calendar colors!) can shift our perception and therefore our emotions and thoughts. This is not a new thought, and has been referenced by many great authors and behavioral scientists. But it’s always fun to notice the tiny things catalyze big impact 🙂
And in case you need help changing the colors of your google or gmail calendar, here’s a one step tutorial:
1) Click on the arrow next to the name of your calendar as shown below, then click the color you want: