Got through the travelling to work and being in the office for a few hours today and don't think it was as bad as it was on Tuesday.
One thing that helped was talking with a colleague who gave me a really good solution to a problem that came up a few days ago ... and also talked a bit about his aversion to the whole 'where do you want to be in five years' career planning ... said that he didn't plan the career path, just always made sure that he had escape routes/safety nets.
However, that doesn't have much to do with the colour green ... was waiting on the bicycle at some traffic lights and starting to get a bit oppressed by the business of the traffic when I spotted a twig with several green leaves lying in the road ahead and realised just how comforting that all was ... and so I focused on the trees and the greenery and that helped me navigate my way to work ... and all day I've been noticing how colours are affecting me. Some yellows are okay - but not of they are two bright - that's like screaming - as is orange. Reds and blues don't feel that comfortable either ... and a really bright green is disturbing. I also noticed how focusing on the trees actually gave me a steady frame of reference - something fixed to focus on rather than all the business of everyone milling around ... guess that is a bit like trying to explain the movements of the solar system from an earth centred perspective rather than a solar perspective. The movements are all the same but they are a lot easier to understand if the sun is viewed as the centre of things.
Funny but the buildings really didn't provide the same solid frame of reference - like I need something living to do that.
Not sure if I can find a way of transferring that to sounds. Know I did close my eyes in a meeting to try and focus on voice of speaker but it wasn't entirely successful. May be I need to find some aspect of the sound.
Found the noise of the train in the station really oppressive but only really noticed that as a huge sense of relief when the doors closed and all the noise was on the outside. It amazes me how efficiently they manage to do that with modern trains.