Coloring is not just for the kids. It is not something that just kills some time on a rainy afternoon for the 10 and under set.
It is something that adults around the world are picking up.
It is becoming the latest most popular trend for reducing stress among adults that do not want to rely on medication or other therapies to get their stress under control.
There are many good reasons why you should go get your crayons and start coloring.
As a matter of fact there are 4 main reasons that you should start coloring as an adult. All four are listed below.
Reason 1: Stress Buster
Stress is a leading cause of disease around the globe. It is associated with:
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
• Increase in diabetic symptoms
Stress actually is a physical reaction to your thought process. There is a well respected correlation between stress and heart disease. The chemicals that your body produces when you are under stress can actually damage the heart over time. Of course most people know that when you are stressed out your heart will beat faster which also puts undue stress on your heart function.
High blood pressure is another disease that is stress related. Those nasty stress hormones can cause your blood pressure to raise which of course leads to a litany of damages to your body.
Stress and obesity go hand in hand. Cortisol the main stress hormone has actually been proven to pack on the pounds around the mid section. Those that suffer from diabetes may actually have a harder time of managing their diabetes because of stress.
Coloring reduces stress! Easy solution.
Reason 2: Feelings of Accomplishment
Let’s face facts we are not all crafty types or artistic types but that does not mean we do not long for the recognition of completing something artsy that looks great. Coloring gives you that sense of accomplishment.
Reason 3: You Deserve a Break
It is nice to take a break from life if even for a few minutes and get lost in doing something that is simplistic. Coloring is simple but the results are grand and it takes you away for a few minutes of escape from the adult responsibilities that all adults have to deal with.
Reason 4: Great Time Filler
How many times have you sat in the car waiting for someone and you can feel your stress level just climbing the ladder to the boiling point. It is frustrating when you have to wait but if you have your coloring with you, than you can just sit and color while you wait.
Coloring is a healthier alternative to allowing your stress level to get out of control because you have to wait. It is a great time filler.
Coloring is the new knitting or crocheting. It is the choice distraction for adults everywhere. It keeps your hands busy and your mind focused on the task at hand AND you get a great picture out of the deal!
Do you color? Tell us why in the comments below!