Psychologists Say Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation

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I remember being a kid and loving coloring. But I’m not a kid anymore, so I kinda just forgot about it entirely. It turns it, coloring may actually be really good for us mentally. I guess it makes sense that 6 of the top 20 best sellers on Amazon are adult coloring books.

Psychologists found that coloring in or out of the lines helps unlock creative potential. It also helps relieve tension and anxiety, something we have amply in this society of ours.

“I recommend it as a relaxation technique,” says Antoni Martinez, a psychologist. “We can use it to enter a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and lines flow.”

He’s not alone in that belief either.

Ben Michaelis, another psychologist stated: ”

“There is a lot history of people coloring for mental health reasonsCarl Jung used to try to get his patients to color in mandalas at the turn of the last century, as a way of getting people to focus on the subconscious to let go. Now we know it has a lot of other stress busting qualities as well.”

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Maybe it’s time to pick up a coloring book and get to work! It’ll make that rough day of work a thing of the past.

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