Growing up, if you were like me, you probably enjoyed using crayons and a coloring book, and today, you can also enjoy this activity by using adult coloring books and pages. There are multiple mental health benefits from coloring therapy, and participating in this activity is fun and beneficial. Read on for just a few way that coloring can improve your mental health.
Eliminating Your Mental Stress
Stress is detrimental for your health, and it can lead to physical problems. If you have constant stress, then you can develop high blood pressure or digestive issues. Rather than using food or alcohol to relieve your stress after a difficult workday, keep an assortment of coloring pages and beautiful crayons ready at home.
Relieving Your Depression
If you feel depression starting to bring you down, then coloring therapy can lift your mood. When you are feeling sad, choose brightly colored crayons and coloring pages that have a positive or happy theme. Use crayon colors such as yellow, orange or red to stimulate the emotional center of your brain while you create artwork such as flowers. While coloring, concentrate on positive thoughts and say positive affirmations to yourself.
Preventing Dementia Conditions
If developing dementia runs in the family or you are worried about developing dementia, use adult coloring books and an assortment of crayons or color pencils to create gorgeous artwork. You can find adult coloring books and pages that will stimulate the synapses in your brain which will reduce the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It is easy to take coloring pages and crayons with you to other locations such as when you are visiting your grandchildren. I actually create coloring books with my grandchildren in mind and love coloring right along with them.
Reducing Your Anxiety Levels
Suffering from anxiety? Find adult coloring books that focus on mindfulness so that you can feel better. The best crayon colors to reduce anxiety include shades of blue or pale pink. These soothing colors can help you to feel calmer, and you will notice that your breathing becomes slower while your symptoms of digestive stress decline when you use an adult coloring book.
Stimulating Your Own Creativity
After using adult coloring pages for a few weeks, you may notice that you are more creative. In addition to coloring with crayons, you might want to write poetry, play the piano or paint on a canvas. When it has been many years since you enjoyed creating any type of art, coloring with crayons can stimulate the part of your brain that is creative.
Where Can You Find Coloring Pages for Adults?
You can find coloring pages and books for adults at local or online stores. Here is one of my you can get your hands on today. (Yes – I want this!) In addition, it is possible to download and print coloring pages on a computer and printer so that you can find a wide assortment of artwork themes. Our Etsy shop, Emma’s Print Treasures, also has coloring pages available for instant access. Finally, I always have at least one, if not more, coloring pages in our”