In case you haven’t heard, adult coloring books are all the rage now-a-days! It is very exciting and we’ll go into why!
I was walking through a bookstore this weekend and immediately entering, I noticed the center display. Of course I had to check it out to see if I could find anything up my alley… and of course I did!
I chose a coloring book on Mandalas called Mandala Meditation Coloring Book (Serene Coloring) used for Buddhist meditation and spiritual healing.
Coloring books are being used for all types of reasons and I wanted to discuss some of the great benefits of using these books.
They are an excellent distraction if you are trying to stay on track with a diet! Especially as we approach the holidays.
Lots of times we are triggered to snack when we aren’t even hungry. Snacking has really become a type of hobby or something to do while watching TV… But next time stop. Before grabbing that quick chip and dip, think for a second… “Am I really hungry? Am I bored?” And if you’re not truly physically hungry, put that food down! Grab that nearby coloring book and get to work. Before you know it, 15 minutes has gone by and you are fully engaged in something other than food.
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As adults, all we do is stress… “Did I pay that bill? Do we have anything for dinner this week? When is my son’s soccer game? Did I remember to fill up my car with gas?”
Sometimes we need to do something simple and mindless, just for fun, to remember life doesn’t always have to be stressful. And what better way to do that than coloring.
It can bring you back to when you were 10 years old, had no worries of GPA, bills, purchasing homes, or going to work on Monday. Only innocent times thinking about what you wanted for Christmas and playing with friends on the playground. A perfect memory to relive when feeling overwhelmed by life’s curve balls.
This is something you can do with your entire family no matter what age. With technology now, kids hardly talk to one another let alone put the Ipad down long enough to tell you how their day went. We use technology all too much to distract kids today. What ever happened to promoting creativity? Hanging up the little one’s artwork?
So why not grab a coloring book and color together as a family. Help each other. Talk about your day. Turn off the gadgets and enjoy each other.
I must say, I’ve truly enjoy going back in time and coloring again. I would highly recommend it for anyone of any age. It’s very exciting to see something so simple become such a hot trend right now. Especially since it has nothing to do with electronics and has everything to do with creativity, stress relief, and family!