Mindfulness colouring is a calming activity that can be used to help lower stress levels and improve overall well-being. Mindfulness is the process of keeping your attention and thoughts on the present moment and can help to improve mood, concentration, focus and well-being.
Dr. Stan Rodski explained that coloring elicited real neurological effects, stating: Colouring may actually help replace patterns of negative thinking with more positive ones. The focus that colouring necessitates makes concentrating on issues very difficult, and often when people color, their negative thought patterns abate. The negativity is replaced with more positive thoughts when ‘colourists’ react favorably to the pairing of colors and the creative pattern.
Potential Benefits of Mindfulness Colouring
REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY
Colouring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain, the amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work (Space)
IMPROVE MOTOR SKILLS AND VISION
Colouring 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.
We know we get a better night’s sleep when avoiding engaging with electronics at night, because exposure to the emitted light reduces your levels of the sleep hormone, melatonin. Colouring is a relaxing and electronic-free bedtime ritual that won’t disturb your level of melatonin.
Colouring 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.
Mindfulness Colouring at Space (Aylesbury)
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