She had recently bought The Mindfulness Colouring Book, and upon having a flick through the beautiful pages myself, I decided I had to give it a go. I’d never given much thought to how therapeutic colouring in can actually be until I’d looked at the intricate illustrations adoring the pages that were just begging for some colour.
Before even getting home from the shopping trip, I whipped out the book and small tube of pencils I’d purchased and got scribbling whilst on the train. I was quite surprised at how much I was enjoying concentrating on keeping the colouring inside the lines. Time went faster, and before I knew it, I had to alight the train. I can really see how doing something like this can be incredibly calming.
In fact, on the Amazon page it says “Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress”, and this made so much sense to me when I thought about my experiences with trich and anxiety. Whilst I can’t say with confidence that a bit of colouring away can completely eliminate stress, I can see how it could soothe it.
I’m looking forward to doing some more colouring in of this book, and I know it’s going to last me a long time as the designs are stunningly complex. I definitely recommend giving it a go. Find out more, and buy from Amazon here.