Published at Wednesday, February 05th 2020, 18:04:24 PM. Animal Coloring Page. By Milena Králíková.
Adult Coloring Pages Reduce Stress. The power of art therapy may be the new “hot” topic for relieving stress, but it is by no means some new-fangled millennial idea. In fact, the idea of using coloring to relieve stress goes all the way back to one of the pioneers of modern psychology, Carl Jung. Jung focused on the power of creating and coloring Mandalas.
That is basically what mediation is all about. Doing nothing, relaxing and defocusing while stopping the chatter of a restless mind. Many people who find it difficult to “tune out” the world while meditating seem to find adult coloring pages and coloring books to a far simpler way to set the same basic effect.
Improve focus. Coloring requires you to focus, but not so much that it’s stressful. It opens up your frontal lobe, which controls organizing and problem solving, and allows you to put everything else aside and live in the moment, generating focus.
Improve motor skills and vision. Coloring goes beyond being a fun activity for relaxation. It requires the two hemispheres of the brain to communicate. While logic helps us stay inside the lines, choosing colors generates a creative thought process.