Col­or­ing Ben­e­fits

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Think col­or­ing is just for kids? It’s great for adults too! Here are just a few rea­sons why we’re col­or­ing:

1. Col­or­ing is re­lax­ing. You’ll find your­self breath­ing eas­ier and your mind set­tling as you color. Ac­cord­ing to The Guardian, a U.K. news­pa­per, col­or­ing of­fers “… a cross­over with mind­ful­ness and also with mantras: ac­tiv­i­ties in which the brain is en­gaged just enough to stop it whirring, but not so much that the con­cen­tra­tion is drain­ing.”

2. It’s easy. Sketch­ing or even doo­dling can put added pres­sure on crafters who worry about draw­ing skills. Col­or­ing an ex­ist­ing im­age al­lows you to sim­ply en­joy the process.

3. It’s por­ta­ble. Pop a few sheets into a zip­pered plas­tic bag, tuck in a few pens and you can color on the air­plane or dur­ing long car rides. Stuck on hold or in the den­tist’s wait­ing room? Get out the col­or­ing sup­plies! (It’s great for moms wait­ing at sports prac­tice too!)

4. It’s prac­ti­cal. You can use the fin­ished re­sults for your card mak­ing. Col­or­ing is fun to do—and it’s great to have a prac­ti­cal use for your col­ored pages too.

5. It’s no-tech. With many of us work­ing on com­put­ers or car­ry­ing smart­phones, we of­ten seek bal­ance with lowtech or no-tech ac­tiv­i­ties. Col­or­ing gives you a break from the phone, the key­board and the com­puter screen! •

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