Psychologists Agree That Coloring Provides Same Benefits As Meditation
When you think of coloring, you think back to your childhood. Coloring seems more like something you would do when you were in Kindergarten. But lately, we are finding that more and more adults have pulled out their crayons.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation – less stress, better focus, inner peace, etc. But if you are not into this practice and are looking for an activity that can provide similar benefits, then coloring is for you!
In the following article, psychologists explain why coloring is getting more popular among adults and show how the benefits of coloring are similar to that of meditation.
Read the article below and you may want to go get yourself a coloring book and join in on the fun!
Currently, six of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books. The unlikely pastime for those of us who have successfully graduated from kindergarten has been gaining popularity of late, as an easy means to express oneself and de-stress along the way.
As psychologist Antoni Martínez explains: “I recommend it as a relaxation technique. Let the color and the lines flow.”
Ben Michaelis, a psychologist, says, “There is a long history of people coloring for mental health reasons. Now we know it has a lot of other stress-busting qualities as well.”
Basically, if you are having a rough day at work or just a bad day in general, then feel free to take out some crayons or colored pencils and start coloring!
Read the full article from theopenmind here