EN­ER­GISE YOUR MIND

IN 10 MIN­UTES

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You’ve prob­a­bly heard about the trend for adult colour­ing books to help with stress relief, and now you can ex­tend the ben­e­fits by spend­ing 10 min­utes do­ing Colour­ta­tion. De­vised by Aus­tralian neu­ro­sci­en­tist Dr Stan Rod­ski, this pro­gramme turns the act of colour­ing into a med­i­ta­tive process. In­stead of giv­ing you pic­tures to colour, it uses spe­cific shapes and pat­terns that fo­cus the mind.

“With shapes, there’s noth­ing to com­pare against re­al­ity and this pro­vides a non­com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment for the brain to be cre­ative,” says Dr Rod­ski. The re­sult is a calm mind that’s also revved up for fur­ther tasks and ac­tiv­i­ties; a study showed stu­dents us­ing the books be­fore a maths test scored higher than those who hadn’t coloured. Find out more at colour­ta­tion.com.

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