Mindful colouring can have so many benefits for adults and teens, including:
- Relaxation: Colouring can be a calming activity that helps to relax the mind and reduce stress.
- Improved focus and concentration: The repetitive nature of colouring can help to improve focus and concentration.
- Enhanced creativity: Colouring can provide a creative outlet and allow individuals to express themselves in a unique way.
- Increased mindfulness: The act of colouring can help to increase mindfulness and awareness of the present moment.
- Improved hand-eye coordination: Colouring can help to improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
- Therapeutic benefits: For some people, colouring can have therapeutic benefits and be used as a form of self-care.
Overall, colouring can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity that can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being.
Getting started is easy enough. Grab a colouring book or check out some free download colouring pages (I have a couple here). I have also designed a lot of colouring books * so you might like to check them out – click here to see them. *affiliate link meaning I earn a small commission should you wish to purchase at no extra cost to you.
Pencils, pens, crayons? What do you have to hand initially? Use what you have. However if you start to enjoy and notice the benefits you may want to treat yourself to some nice pens or pencils. Check out my page here for a few recommendations.
You may also wish to find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. Maybe pop phone on silent and colour away!! You may also wish to set a timer as it’s super easy to get lost in this activity and find that an hour has flown by before you realise you had to be somewhere 10 minutes ago!
Think about how you can incorporate mindfulness into the colouring experience, such as focusing on the present moment, paying attention to the sensations of colouring, and letting go of judgments or expectations.
So, why not give it a try and see how you go!