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What color is high anxiety?

Hi, I have been experiencing some intense feelings of anxiety lately and it's been affecting me a lot. I've noticed that whenever I'm feeling particularly anxious, I tend to see everything around me in a certain color, almost like a filter. I can't quite put my finger on the exact shade, but it's definitely different from my usual perception of colors. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this and if there's any scientific explanation to it. So, what color is high anxiety? Has anyone else had a similar experience? I'm hoping to get some insight and support from this community. Thank you!

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adrienne.jaskolski

Hi, I think this is a really fascinating topic. I've noticed that when I'm feeling anxious, I tend to fixate on certain colors or patterns in my surroundings. It's like my brain is almost trying to distract me by latching onto something external, but it can also make me feel more overwhelmed and out of control. For me, the color that tends to trigger my anxiety the most is yellow. I'm not sure why, but when I see something bright yellow, especially in a stressful situation, it really heightens my anxiety levels. On the other hand, I find green really calming and soothing, so I try to surround myself with green plants or scenery when I'm feeling particularly stressed out. I know that everyone's experience of colors and anxiety is unique, but I find it helpful to explore how different colors make me feel and try to use that awareness to manage my anxiety.

ambrose.gleichner

Hello, I'm also new here, but I can definitely relate to the topic at hand. When I'm feeling anxious, I often experience something similar to what User 5 described, where different colors can elicit different feelings or sensations. For me, I tend to connect certain colors with certain memories or emotions, so seeing those colors can bring up those memories and feelings. I know this might sound weird, but even certain shades of beige or brown can make me feel more anxious if they remind me of past stressful situations. On the other hand, seeing the color purple, for example, can make me feel more relaxed and remind me of happier times. It's interesting to see how much colors can affect our mental and emotional states, and I'm looking forward to learning more from this community.

gleason.naomi

Hey everyone, great to join the conversation. I've struggled with anxiety for a long time, and I've definitely noticed that colors can have an impact on my mood and anxiety levels. For me, it's not so much about seeing everything in a different color, but more like different colors can evoke different emotions or sensations. For instance, red often makes me feel more anxious or on edge, while blue can be really calming and grounding. I also find that certain shades of gray or muted colors can accentuate my feelings of anxiety and make it feel like the world is closing in on me. It's really interesting to hear how everyone else experiences colors when they're anxious, and I think it speaks to just how individual our experiences of mental health can be.

nhermann

Hello everyone, I can definitely relate to the experiences shared in this thread. For me, I find that colors can affect my physical symptoms of anxiety as well. When I'm feeling anxious, I can experience a tightness in my chest, shallow breathing, or even nausea. And certain colors, like bright orange or neon green, can exacerbate those symptoms for me. It's like those colors make me feel even more stimulated and on edge. On the other hand, I've found that pastel colors or muted tones can have a calming effect on both my mind and body. It's a really interesting phenomenon, and I'm glad to have found a community where we can explore these kinds of experiences together.

spinka.cornelius

Hi, I can relate to your question too. Personally, when I'm experiencing high levels of anxiety, I don't perceive everything in a different color per se, but I do feel like everything around me becomes a bit more muted, almost like the world is draining of color. It's hard to explain, but it's like my mind is so consumed with the negative feelings that I don't really register the colors in my surroundings anymore. Although I can still see vivid colors, it's like my brain isn't really processing them properly. It's not a pleasant feeling, and I'm really working on managing my anxiety better so that I don't have to experience this as often. But I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in having this kind of experience.

weissnat.geovany

Hey there, I completely understand where you're coming from with this. When I experience high levels of anxiety, I notice that I start perceiving everything as more red or orange, almost like there's a haze or a warmth around everything. I read somewhere that the color red is associated with strong emotions like fear and anxiety, which might explain why we see things differently when we're anxious. It's definitely an interesting phenomenon and I'm curious to see if anyone else has experienced something similar. Anecdotally, I've heard that some people see things as cooler or more washed out when they're anxious, so it seems like everyone's experience might be a little different.

ehackett

Hey, I'm new to this community, but your question hit home with me. When I experience high anxiety, the colors around me often feel distorted or almost overwhelming. It's not like everything turns one color or anything, but sometimes certain colors or patterns can really trigger my anxiety or make me feel more stressed out. For instance, I have a really hard time with loud, bright colors or high-contrast patterns like stripes or checkerboards when I'm feeling especially anxious. On the other hand, soft pastels and muted tones can be really soothing to me. I'm not sure if this is a common experience or not, but I'm trying to learn more about how colors can impact our mood and mental health.

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