Coloring flows the attention away from ourselves and brings you into the current moment. “In this way, it is very much like a meditative exercise,” says clinical psychologist Scott M. Bea, PsyD.
In this state, you’re not thinking about all the things that stress you out. “The difficulties of life evaporate from your awareness”, he adds.
Remember those zig-zags? The possibility of going against what’s expected is part of what makes coloring fun. You can be neat one minute, and race outside the lines the next. There is no one way to do it, and these low stakes are a part of what makes it pleasurable and relaxing.
The process of coloring joins creativity with logic, and therefore requires the use of vision and fine motor skills. It requires both hemispheres of the brain to communicate. Choosing which colors to use, creating patterns, and deciding whether or not to adhere to the suggested coloring lines all employ the brain’s fine motor skills.
The act of coloring requires focus, but not to a stressful degree. It decreases the chatter of a busy mind by opening up your frontal lobe—which is responsible for organizing and problem-solving—and allows you to focus. By coloring, you’re practicing being in the moment. You're practicing concentration. And anything you practice, you improve!
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You don’t have to be a professional artist to color! If you’re looking for a refreshing way to unwind, coloring will surely do the trick.
We have a variety of sizes and themes to choose from ranging from special occasions to inspirational quotes to nature-focused. We also offer color e-books and coloring border rolls that light up a room. Simply choose one that you like and let those zig-zags (or neat lines) whisk you away!