Health & Wellness Over 50s Lifestyle

A New Way To Relieve Stress?

July 20, 2015
Relaxation

RelaxationHave you tried different ways to relieve stress in your life? There are the usual proven stress relievers such as meditation, exercise, catching up with friends, taking a holiday, reading, jigsaw puzzles.  You get the picture.

How about trying something different but something I’m sure you have all done before?

I’ve read a couple of articles on a way of relieving stress which will certainly bring out your inner child.  Colouring In!  Yes, Colouring In!

When I first read the articles I didn’t really give them more than a passing thought, however when I did think about it, I realized that I love colouring in.  I love it when the grandchildren visit. They know where I keep the books and crayons so that is usually their first stop.

We spend hours colouring in and it is very relaxing and a lovely way to spend time together.  Taking care to colour within the lines and concentrating on what colour to use where, surprisingly frees your mind of everything.  We sometimes chat as we colour and then of course the finished creation is displayed with pride on the refrigerator.

The best part is you don’t have to be an artist.  I can’t even draw a stick figure however I think I would be in medal contention for a colouring contest!

So why not buy some colouring in books and crayons or pencils and spend some time whiling away a couple of hours colouring in.  This is an inexpensive past time and can be very therapeutic and soothing.

I know what I’m asking for as my Secret Santa gift this year!

[bctt tweet=”Give it a try I’m sure your inner child will love you for it.”]

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8 Comments

  • Reply Michelle July 20, 2015 at 09:02

    I’ve been seeing this all over the place lately. A good thing I have the grandchildren to color with. My daughter too enjoys this simple stress reliever.

    • Reply sue July 20, 2015 at 10:25

      Yes me too! That is what prompted me to write it. I love colouring in and just do it when the grandchildren visit but why wait until then? Thanks for your comment greatly appreciated. Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Renard Moreau July 23, 2015 at 07:09

    [ Smiles ] Listening to music, doing deep breathing exercises, going for very longs walks and blogging are some of the things that relieve my stress.

    Now, it would not hurt me one bit if I bought a colouring book and a box of crayons; we all need to get in touch with our inner child.

    • Reply sue July 23, 2015 at 12:58

      I’m with you Renard I do all the same things as you to relieve stress but colouring in is fun! Bring out the inner child! 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen July 28, 2015 at 17:40

    I love anything creative even if I am not good at it. I tent to play with computer graphics rather than pencil and paper these days. I think it should have the same effect.
    Love your posts and ideas on Fridays Blog Booster Party #16
    Kathleen

    • Reply sue July 29, 2015 at 13:40

      I think anything that stimulates your mind and creative juices is great Kathleen. Thanks again for a great party.

  • Reply Debbie July 28, 2015 at 18:18

    My mom got me a coloring book and I cannot wait to go to Brazil to pick it up.
    There was a time when I was more active about it, but I stopped. I do not have skills, but the exercise of letting creativity go is incredible.

    • Reply sue July 29, 2015 at 13:41

      Well now that I am retired (or supposed to be) Debbie, I have a little more time to play. I’m not naturally a creative person so colouring in is the closest to art I can get. Thanks for commenting always and take care. 🙂

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