Wellness Wednesday: Color a Scribble

Wellness Wednesday: Small ways to incorporate self-care into your days


Color a Scribble

You’ve seen the articles.  Adult coloring books are all the rage.  Supporters say they’re good for relaxing, for reducing anxiety, helping to clear your mind, reducing stress, meditating,  etc, etc. Amazon now has a wide selection of adult coloring books in different styles and motifs.  Artists are hopping on the trend by converting their images to black and white coloring pages for their fans to buy.

In the above article, Kimberly Wulfert, a psychologist from California,  was quoted as saying,

“In coloring, you’ve got this physical sensation of the tool you’re using touching on the paper. You also have the feeling in your hands and fingers holding this tool, and moving in different rhythms as you fill in the space,” she says, adding that “you’re being mindful, and when you move in a rhythmic fashion for an extended period of time, that becomes a meditation.”

If you want to reap the benefits of coloring without forking over the cash, color a scribble.  All you need is a sheet of paper and a box of crayons.

Directions:

  1. Make a scribble
  2. Color the scribble

 

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Make a scribble.

 

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Color the scribble.

 

Make a scribble.

Make a scribble.

 

Color the scribble.

Color the scribble.

It’s pretty straightforward. No fancy materials, no waiting for your desired coloring book to ship or get back in stock,  no feeling overwhelmed by the intricate, beautiful patterns that you’re afraid to ruin. It’s not precious. It’s just a scribble.