With stress levels on the rise, adults are turning to more simple, child-like pursuits to wind down from the frenetic pace of their daily lives.
Those who have not yet given into the craze don’t understand the allure behind such an activity. But there is more than just a bit of peace and quiet waiting for those who dabble in the colourful arts – there is a whole spectrum of health benefits that coincide with the joyful activity.
Here are our top 5 reasons to pick up your pens and give in to the colouring craze.
Unwind your mind
It’s no secret that colouring can act as a form of meditation. But for some, it is so much more.
Although our lives are constantly consumed with stress and worry, it is important to find the time to focus on yourself, and what better way to do that than with something fun, and free!
Studies have shown that colouring helps clear the mind and calm your thoughts aiding in relaxation and your ability to unwind – especially after a particularly arduous task.
Helps keep you sharp
For those who crave an outlet for their creativity but cant seem to find the time, colouring is the perfect activity to fit in for a quick creative fix.
The activity also acts to increase stimulation in your right brain, helping you think outside the box and sharpen your memory.
Get your creative juices flowing
Colouring is a safe haven for those who doubt their creative ability. There are no rules – no wrong or right way to colour – so the playing field is completely level. The page is your universe and you can make it whatever you want it to be.
Colouring is a great group activity
Why not switch out your usual Friday night drinks for a more cost effective activity like colouring? Change up the usual catch up with friends and invite them over for a glass of wine, or two, and some colouring in.
Unleash your inner child
Sometimes returning to childhood is a helpful way to forget the bills, the money issues, the deadlines and work time stress and just focus on a simpler time. We could all use a little time out from our busy lives and what better way to do it than with a little injection of colour?
We are selling our favourite colouring-in books by Rosalind Monks in our MiNDFOOD Shop.