To Reduce Stress: Get Colouring!
“Too much is never enough”, seems to be the mantra of the 21st century. Millions of us are searching for a way to step back from our busy lives and refocus our mind and reduce stress. Adult colouring books are the new trend, yet they are not a new invention. Psychologists have been studying them for decades. Experts say that the relaxation colouring provides lowers the activity of the amygdala. The amygdala is a basic part of the brain involved in controlling stress related emotion. Colouring relaxes the amygdala, allowing us to relax, lowering our blood pressure over time. The focus that must occur to keep inside the lines is a form of meditation. We can use colouring to enter a zone, live in the moment and put the rest of our life on hold.
So your 1 thing to do today? Grab those pencil crayons, find a quiet space, get comfy and start colouring! Your amygdala will thank you. JUST DO IT!