Psychologists Say Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation

We've said it before, when adults start coloring, only good things happen. The belief that coloring has many benefits is widely spread among psychologists who regard it as the ultimate relaxing activity and also an opportunity to unlock creative potential.

"I recommend it as a relaxation technique," says Antoni Martinez, a psychologist. "We can use it to enter a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and lines flow."

In addition, Ben Michaelis, another psychologist stated: "There is a lot history of people coloring for mental health reasons. Carl Jung used to try to get his patients to color in mandalas at the turn of the last century, as a way of getting people to focus on the subconscious to let go. Now we know it has a lot of other stress busting qualities as well."

So, next time you'll have a bad day or will feel stress and anxiety, you know what to do. Grab the first coloring book you'll see and start coloring! In or out of the lines, it wouldn't matter.

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