Today we are all stressing by the latest health scare. So get out your colors or markers and spend a little time coloring away your stress today …. Lisa
Three ways it helps with stress :
Attention flows away from ourselves. A simple act, such as coloring, takes your attention away from yourself and onto the present-moment event.
it relaxes the brain. When thoughts are focused on a simple activity, your brain tends to relax. “We are not disturbed by our own thoughts and appraisals,” he says. “The difficulties of life evaporate from our awareness, and both our bodies and our brains may find this rewarding.”
Low stakes make it pleasurable. The fact that the outcome of coloring is predictable also can be relaxing. “It is hard to screw up coloring, and, even if you do, there is no real consequence. As result, adult coloring can be a wonderful lark, rather than an arduous test of our capacities,” he adds.