Did you know that coloring is a form of meditation? Coloring is a great way to unplug and let go, especially during quarantine. Coloring reduces the activity in the area of the brain responsible for our emotions in response to stress. In fact, studies suggest coloring can benefit all levels of stress, ranging from mild anxiety to PTSD.
Although adult coloring books aren’t as popular as they were just a few years ago, that doesn’t mean adults aren’t still coloring. Given that we’re all rightfully grounded without an easy end in sight and that puzzles are pretty much like gold right now, it makes perfect sense that coloring is once again becoming a pastime to enjoy and share on social media.
There’s a decent amount of research that has demonstrated that coloring is a great way to reduce stress. In this time of chaos, it’s more important than ever to engage in self-care. This is image is freely licensed, so feel free to use it.