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Coloring Is Just For Kids – Says Who?

– Health Bytes By DRiefcase ,

Tired? Stressed? Feeling Over-burdened? Need to meditate? Try coloring!

Art therapy is increasingly considered as one of the most effective forms of therapy, with colouring books giving you access to nourishment and replenishment for your mind without making much effort. Experts in all aspects of wellness – from medical researchers to yoga practitioners – even suggest coloring as an alternative to meditation.

Psychologists and counsellors credit colouring books with counteracting the hyperactivity of the region of the brain called the amygdala, which controls the fear response. The repetitive motion of colouring is believed to settle the pace of a brain otherwise pulsating with activity.

Colouring takes you back to days that were free – of wires or otherwise.

Unless you are a parent, chances are the last time you picked up a crayon was when your only worry in life was hiding your ‘crimes’ from your mother. The very act of colouring will transport you back to a time when you had not learned how to worry. And for some time at least, your mind will be quiet.

A colouring book can be scaled from a personal hobby to an opportunity to bond (or not)

Apart from using it to soothe yourself, you could even use your book to bond with your significant other, family members, and friends, and to bring back some lighthearted fun into your weekday monotony. If you are socially shy, the book could come to your rescue on long flights to kill time without forcing yourself to make small talk with a co-passenger.

Get social with the crayon

If the popularity of wine and palette evenings among adults are anything to go by, colouring could be the next activity to catch on like wildfire. Think office parties with crayons and beer fests with doodling. The possibilities are endless!

And if you’re looking for some inspiration to get started, look no further – not only are adult colouring books a new explosion in the publishing business, but even crayon makers have launched art sets specially designed for adults to indulge in their creative needs.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a book and a set of crayons, and let’s get coloring!

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