Mindfulness provides a number of benefits. When you need help slowing down and relaxing you mind, coloring can help.
Benefits of Mindfulness
For years, professionals have suggested we find enjoyable activities that relax our minds. Coloring is a popular option. With images already drawn out, coloring allows your mind to focus so deeply on the act of coloring that it becomes difficult to focus on anything else.
Mindful coloring allows you to focus on the task in front of you. Mindful coloring images are frequently intricate, with repeated patterns and designs. As an individual colors on the pages, the level of focus necessary takes over the brain, essentially quieting thoughts of daily life, such as reminders, to do lists, or problems.
A number of studies have been conducted to determine how effective stress reducing strategies are for lowering anxiety. Although there are not nearly as many that focus on the use of mindful coloring as a strategy, the majority of studies have determined that mindful coloring can have the effect of creating calmness and reducing anxiety in children and adults.