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[social_warfare] When you were a child, you probably enjoyed using crayons and a coloring book. Today, you can also enjoy this activity by using adult coloring pages. There are multiple mental health benefits from coloring therapy, so you should participate in this activity as much as possible.
Eliminating Your Mental Stress
Mental 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 to relieve your stress after a difficult workday, keep an assortment of coloring pages and beautiful crayons ready at home. When you turn your focus to coloring, it encourages a shift of your mind to what you are doing at the moment.
Relieving Your Depression
If you feel depressed, then coloring therapy can lift your mood. When you are feeling sad, you can 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.
Reducing Your Anxiety Levels
If you suffer from anxiety, then 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.
When you Just Need a Break
Sometimes, you just need a break from the every day activities you are doing. Coloring can help give you some space and new focus when you head back to those tasks that you may be getting frustrated doing. Just a few minutes is all you need to ensure that you are refreshed and ready to tackle the next item on your list.
Where Can You Find Coloring Pages for Adults?
You can find coloring pages and books for adults at local or online stores. 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.
Should you choose to print out some coloring pages, be careful what type of paper you use and what you color with. I have found out the hard way that regular light printer paper and gel pens results in a rolled up creation. So you may want a heavier stock of paper unless you plan to use colored pencils or crayons.
Here is a sample coloring page you can print out. I will have more in coloring books available in the near future.