The NGO I’m associated with did this activity a while ago. And I thought I should give it a try.
All I had to do was to put hand hands on paper and draw an outline of both my hands. Then in the left hand’s sketch, I had to write five things I have to let go and in the right hand’s sketch, note down the things I want to hold on to. All the 10 things have to be written in the fingers and thumbs. Then you’ve to assign a colour to those things.
I decided to pick up colour pencils for this and I messed up the right hand. It was supposed to look like rainbow colours throughout the hand. All colours mixing up with each other properly, with one dominant colour in every finger.
So, here are the lists:
5 things to let go:
Anxiety – in dark red
Hesitation – in dark blue
Fear – in dark brown
Overthinking – in dark green
Procrastination – in dark orange
5 things to hold on
Smile and the dimples – in light pink (I know it doesn’t look like pink, but trust me, it is pink)
Blogging and writing – in light red
Pause to breathe – in sky blue
Take one thing at a time – in yellow
The kid in me – in light green (And I messed up the green when I decided to mix more colours to it)
When I showed this to R and said that I will do it again sometime later because the colour pencils didn’t give me many colour choices and also because I messed up the right hand, he told me to do it after a month. It would change the results. Not that I didn’t know this already, but yeah, I’m gonna do it again.
And yeah, I felt happy after filling the colours. Dragging those colour pencils with force was another kind of joy I felt after ages! 😛 😀
If you are thinking of trying it out, feel free to pingback to this post. I’d love to see what you come up with 🙂