Color Me Calm
Have you joined the coloring book craze yet? Yes, you. Coloring books for adults.
Whether you like to color inside the lines (or pride yourself on straying outside), this is creative, meditative, and nostalgic fun. I don’t know about you, but I never considered myself especially ‘artistic’ growing up — it has been lovely to discover what kind of expressive art I can create, and how personal each page can become.
My friend Karen gifted me with three beautiful books for Christmas, along with an assortment of colored pens and pencils. I have noticed the calming, stress-relieving effects of coloring, and pull them out when I have a few minutes to spare in a day…or even better, when I don’t! The activity seems to encourage tranquility when I most need it, and is an easy way to shift my energy.
The calming benefits of coloring books are outlined here: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/health/adult-coloring-books-popularity-mental-health/
And for those of you who can't put down your iPhone to work in a coloring book, they also have mobile apps!
Colorfy: Coloring Book for Adults - Fun Games For Free: https://appsto.re/us/o7Tk8.i
There is so much joy in reclaiming some of the easy pleasures of childhood! Hope you will join the (relaxing) fun!