Coloring May Be Trendy, but it Really Does Have Emotional and Mental Benefits.
For those who just can’t sit still and meditate, coloring in an adult coloring book can be a healthy option. Coloring can help reduce anxiety, bring you to a more mindful place, and get you focused. Therapists and Psychologists often prescribe coloring to their adult patients as a relaxing and calming tool. Coloring also uses both sides of your brain and can ground and balance you.
I have been coloring in an adult coloring book as of late, and it truly does get me to a meditative state. It quiets my rambling and troubling thoughts (what I call the running hamster cage) and gets me to sit and be still without me feeling like I am sitting still. Plus, it makes me feel like a kid again!
There is no lack of adult coloring books these days: from Mandalas to Harry Potter adult coloring books. Crayola has even designed a line of colored pencils, pens, and coloring books specifically for adults. I think this is a great way to treat yourself and your inner child. I set aside time after my son has gone to bed, and it is a great way to wind down from my day before getting into my own bed!
Pick up a colored pencil today and bring some color into your life!
Best, Liv Fagerholm