We've been saying it forever: coloring helps ease anxiety and brings on much-needed relaxation. Coloring is like meditation, putting everything in your mind aside to focus on one fun and simple task.
Many studies have backed us up, including this one from Forbes—Feeling Anxious? Scientists Recommend Coloring. This study sought to find out how coloring affects the way people think. Conclusion...coloring reduced anxiety and improved mindfulness.
So, we recommend coloring early and often. It's an easy way to escape from stress, and you can do it while at home, on the bus, at the office, just about anywhere. Coloring is a welcome and familiar relief to the ups and downs we encounter on the daily. And bonus! Coloring can result in actual products that you can use yourself or as gifts for others.
The Cleveland Clinic explains 3 Reasons Adult Coloring Can Actually Relax Your Brain:
- "Attention flows away from ourselves." A simple act like coloring takes your attention away from your worries.
- "It relaxes the brain." As your thoughts focus on just one thing, your brain tends to relax.
- "Low stakes makes it pleasurable." You have the freedom to be ass messy or neat as you want, and even if you mess up, there are no real consequences. A wonderful escape from the usual demands!
Now that you know how beneficial coloring can be, let's take a look at some more beautifully colored pages:
AAAAaaaahhhh. We feel relaxed already.
The free spirit in you will love the flexibility that comes with coloring. You get to choose all the colors, and your own types of instruments. Grab your favorite coloring book and instruments, get comfortable and get coloring. If you're in the market for new instruments to color with, we have a few options for you:
Show us what you're coloring! Be sure to post your pics on social media and tag us @leisureartsinc or use #leisurearts, so we can all see what you're creating!