Everyday obligations, both at work and at home, become a routine after a while. We don’t think about how we do them, we just do them. All these things are a part of our comfort zone.
And then something unforeseen happens, and it “makes” us go far beyond the comfort zone. And then we are not comfortable, we feel discomfort and subconsciously want to go back to the old.
Of course, it is not my intention to generalize things. Someone accepts change as an integral part of life and immediately embarks on a new path. Someone researches what happened, when is the best time to go and how. And there are a lot of people who are angry about the change and want everything to go back to normal. They demand that it be returned immediately and do not want to think about changing the way they work.
On the other hand, modern science (Neuroscience), which deals with the study of the brain through a scanner, recognizes four behaviors that are affected by four hormones in the brain: serotonin, dopamine, testosterone and estrogen.
NeuroColor metaphorically presented these hormones with colors, in order to better convey the power of our mind.
Depending on which hormone is dominant in the brain, so is human behavior.
If it is very important to you that there is a process for everything and that stability is one of your biggest “worries”, then it is very likely that serotonin flows through your brain, which is associated with the color blue. “High in blue” are focused on details, they highly value loyalty, they are modest and patient. When they are “predominantly blue” in stress, it means that some of these values are endangered. The solution is that, even in working conditions from home, you have a planned day, walk and do something that repeats itself, such as meditation, carving and stuff like that.
From the perspective of neuroscience, people whose brain consists mostly of dopamine are most often focused on opportunity and change. They are “high in yellow”, eager to explore, energetic, spontaneous and future-oriented. When they are stressed, when they are limited (by space), they are inserted into a routine, they need to “invent something new”, which in a situation like the Corona pandemic is more than useful. Imagine, plan what you will do in the future and look for new ways to explore possibilities.
If testosterone is the dominant hormone in your brain, you are probably brave, determined, confident and ambitious. The inefficiency of using time and resources will put you under stress very easily. It is something that characterizes the “high in red”. Some of the solutions to relieving stress are planning effective work, taking into account that something unforeseen will happen when business conditions change. Practice physical exercises and balance your energy on a daily basis.
You like to be surrounded by people and you miss them in this “crisis” time when you work a lot from home and there is not much socialization with friends and colleagues. Probably what flows the most in your brain is estrogen, so you are “high in green”. They look for deeper meanings in situations, they easily identify with other’s feelings, and trust and harmony are important to them. They find the solution to stress in a good, science fiction book, preparing meals, watching romantic movies, or series.
We are all a combination of these four colors, while one or two of them are more dominant than the others. That is why it is important to understand yourself and your behavior first in order to respond to stress in the right way.