Is coloring really that relaxing?

I did not expect that taking a stroll through Barnes and Noble would result in rummaging through stacks of coloring books geared for adults. I’ve heard plenty about the new stress-relieving trend that is coloring. I’m a perfectionist, like most people claim to be, and figured that coloring would actually be a stressful task. I imagined myself working hard to have coordinating colors, being inside the lines, making the picture realistic, and not wanting to stop until the picture was finished. I gave into my curiosity and obsession for arts and crafts and bought an ‘adult’ coloring book and colored pencils.

Oh my gosh.

It is actually the best thing ever.

I can plug in my twinkly lights above my bed and start some Netflix on my laptop and just lay there and color. It is so incredibly relaxing. I’ve discovered about myself that I have to be busy. I can’t just watch TV, I have to be accomplishing something. If I am not being ‘productive’ my mind begins to wander and start to worry about every little thing. Being able to rest while working on something is ridiculously amazing. I love doing new things and learning new things, which is also why I just ordered a ukulele (more on that later this week 🙂 ).

So seriously if you relate to anything in this blog post, go buy a coloring book!




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