I’ve often tried to meditate.
But as soon as I sit down, my mind starts running around.
I know that’s to be expected, and that you just have to stick with it. But somehow the sense of peace and calm I try to accomplish by meditating always eludes me.
Then I heard coloring counts as a form of meditation. And all around me I hear people buying or printing coloring pages for adults, and having a great time coloring them. I myself haven’t though. I can’t help but feel coloring is for children, and that grown-ups should be doing something useful with their time.
Then I thought: ‘Wait a minute! Coloring to get some peace of mind is useful!’ So I did some research into how this therapeutic effect of coloring comes about.
What coloring can do for you
- Apparently coloring helps you to ‘zone out’. To take your mind off things.
- Coloring helps you to relax, which is good for you blood pressure
- Sometimes a solution to a problem may pop into your head when you’re coloring
- Coloring unlocks parts of your brain. Like the creative part
Grown-ups coloring books versus children’s coloring books
Grown-ups coloring books have different pictures for you to color, and they usually have more details. So they’re more difficult to color. So coloring a coloring books is not as childish as it might seem.
Nevertheless, I stíll haven’t been able to get myself to take up coloring.
I’m a coloring snob…