Happy National Coloring Day! Today is a day to slow down, unplug from technology, and play. Coloring is not only for kids but can offer many benefits for adults as well. According to the article, “The Health Benefits of Coloring for Adults” from Huffington Post, coloring can help adults “…tap into their creative side and lower stress levels.” So today we are going to color!
Here are some of the benefits of coloring according to Huffington Post:
Coloring Can Help Reduce Stress Levels: When you color, you focus on the activity at hand and not on what is stressing you out. This can lead to a decrease in stress levels. The repetitive nature of coloring can also be soothing.
Coloring Can Help Increase Focus and Concentration: When you have to pay attention to what you are doing, it can help increase focus and concentration. When your mind wanders, gently bring it back to the task at hand. This exercise in mindfulness can help improve focus and concentration.
Coloring Can Offer an Opportunity for Self-Expression: Coloring can be therapeutic because it offers an opportunity for self-expression. You can choose colors that represent your mood or the mood you want to be in. You can also use colors to express yourself creatively. So go ahead and color outside the lines!
So whatever your age, today is a day to play, relax, and enjoy some time with coloring books and crayons (or colored pencils). If you don’t have any coloring books, no worries!
Go to our Free Resources link and download your free printables. If you love these free printables you can head over to the following links to grab your copy of some of our favorite coloring books.
Trick or Treat: A Halloween Coloring Book
If you are interested in creating your own coloring book we would love to help you. Head over to our custom quote page to receive a quote for publishing your own coloring book.
Be sure to share your creations with us on social media using #NationalColoringDay!