Last month, I asked for a coloring book for my birthday. Why? Some studies show that coloring can be calming. Similar to meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus on the moment. Distracting the brain can provide a sense of clarity, reduce anxiety and can be used as a relaxation technique.
“We can use it to enter into a more creative, freer state,” says Psychologist Antoni Martínez. “We can also use it to connect with how we feel, since depending on our mood we choose different colors or intensity. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and the lines flow.”
Try it! Grab some crayons or pencils and get ready to enter a freer state of being.