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A Simple Way To Relax And Relieve Anxiety

Updated: May 17


Productivity Miriam Mender

Productivity Miriam Mender
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED

I consider coloring mandalas as a light form of therapy, a way to meditate and relax. It promotes creativity and improves brain function.


Productivity Miriam Mender
MAIN TAKEAWAY POINTS

I have found that coloring has many health benefits. It :


Relieves stress

When you are focused on the coloring, you are forced to paying attention to detail, and you naturally get distracted from the stresses of the day.


Reduces anxiety

Coloring for at least 20 minutes lowers your heart rate and decreases feelings of anxiety. Coloring more complicated designs, like mandalas, showed to be more effective than coloring in a blank page.


Improves your focus level

Coloring activates your frontal lobe, where we organize and solve problems in our brain.


Relaxes your brain

You are focused on the simple activity of coloring which relaxes your mind and keeps the thoughts away.


Improves the function of your brain

Coloring activates different parts of our brain, for example, as you color forms and shapes, your logic is activated. As you choose colors, your creativity is activated. According to some health professionals, coloring not only engages motor skills, but can even help delay the onset of dementia.


In short, it just makes sense, that by relieving stress produced in our mind, we are also healing our body, relieving tension, and decreasing risk of many health problems.

Productivity Miriam Mender
HOW TO

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE MANDALA TO COLOR

Download a one-page mandala for free HERE.

GET ‘YOUR MANDALA JOURNAL’

A journal and a coloring book in one, with 100 pages of creative half-mandala designs. Get it from Amazon HERE!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COLORING APP

This is not sponsored, but I like ‘Mandala Coloring Pages’ application. It is a free app where you can color your own virtual mandalas.


 

Sources:

https://www.colorit.com/

https://www.medicaldaily.com/therapeutic-science-adult-coloring-books-how-childhood-pastime-helps-adults-356280

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