Published at Sunday, August 23rd 2020, 07:31:38 AM. Animal Coloring Page. By Jean Perreault.
Adult coloring can do that for you. We talked about how coloring is a “whole brain” process earlier. It is an easy activity, it doesn’t take mental gymnastics to accomplish some cool coloring as an adult, but it does take your full concentration.
Cancer: Coloring as an adult is not going to directly affect cancer. How could it? However one of the big problems with cancer treatments is that they make you extremely ill, distressed and depressed. Studies in art therapy have shown that adult coloring has a significant positive impact on patient morale, health and side effect issues from standard cancer treatments.
When you spend time coloring the more complex designs in adult coloring pages, you need to focus and block out the world. Without realizing it, or even trying, you are often practicing mindfulness while coloring. While mindful thinking is about a wider variety of tasks than just coloring, this becomes great practice to teach you methods to slow down from our hectic world and increase mindfulness.
One thing you can do in times like that is adult coloring. Coloring empties your mind. While you are spending all your focus on the minute details of coloring your mind begins to wander a bit. Similar to mindfulness and meditation, this freedom for your mind allows you to make connections where before there were none. Sometimes this means personal growth and sometimes this means some nice creative ideas where there were none before.