January 22, 2015

coloring

TWELFTH AVENUE

Have you heard of coloring as a form of stress relief? A few months ago, I read an article that claimed “coloring can actually help adults combat stress.” (Okay, I only read the headline. Probably too busy/stressed to read the whole article. Ha.) I mentioned it to Phil and totally forgot about it, so I was pleasantly surprised when he gave me a coloring book and colored pencils for Christmas. I’ve been super stressed out with work lately, which he obviously noticed, and I appreciated his thoughtful gesture to help relieve some of my anxiety. The other night, I pulled it out and colored in a few pages. I found it quite relaxing to just sit and color with little more concern than staying inside the lines.

Would you try coloring to relieve stress? Any other stress relief tactics you’ve found effective? I’d love to hear!

xNatalie