Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Coloring For Stress Relief?

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Coloring isn't just for little kids anymore, there is a trend emerging with the big kids - adult coloring books!  But these aren't your typical childhood coloring situations - these are more sophisticated. 

And, there's something for every interest- only want to color cats - try this, into tattoos - try this, just need to swear - try this.  Or check out Coloring Page For Adults - a site that offers free downloadable pages on just about every topic you can imagine.

Coloring is a great way to de-stress and helps relieve anxiety and tension.  Coloring can bring you back to your childhood, a time when stress wasn't even a word in your vocabulary.  For those of you still struggling with meditation, this is a great way to quiet the mind and be in the moment.

You can use whatever medium you like - I prefer a combination of Brush Tip Markers and Gel Coloring Pens for the fine detail work.  But feel free to break out your good ole Crayola 64 or colored pencils

To truly reap the benefits of this relaxation technique, you'll want to set the mood.  Turn off the TV, your cell phone, anything that can cause a distraction.  Turn on some relaxing music - jazz, classical, Motown, Buddhist chant - whatever gets you Zen.  Pick a comfy spot and let your imagination be free!  Color for as long or as little as you want.  There are no rules here, you don't have to finish a picture in one sitting - this is your time. 

When you're done, proudly display your masterpiece on the fridge! 


Beating MS!

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