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Colouring and your mental health

By 22nd May 2020 May 27th, 2020 No Comments

Colouring isn’t just a fun activity. It actually has therapeutic properties which can help reduce anxiety and stress.

Whilst colouring doesn’t replace the benefits of professional therapy and art therapy you can experience the same benefits you’d get from meditation. Just like meditation, colouring allows us to switch off our brains, relax and focus solely on what we’re doing.

Colouring is something simple and fun that anyone can do at any time. All you have to do is pick your difficulty, theme and medium. Typically, colouring is done using coloured pencils but there are a range of different mediums you can try such as pen, paint, crayon or pastel. The point is to get creative. If you want to paint a purple and orange giraffe, go ahead there’s literally no rules. Well, except the ‘stay within the lines’ rule but we’re not strict on enforcing it.

Speaking of giraffes, we’ve actually created a bunch of colouring sheets (including a giraffe themed sheet) varying in difficulty and theme which you can download and colour in. Each sheet has our social media handle on it so you can share your creations with us.

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