The mental health benefits of coloring have been touted all over the place. And, with our current pandemic situation, everyone could use a little stress relief. Here are some reasons coloring is great for mental health.
- Attention flows away from ourselves. A simple act, such as coloring, takes your attention away from yourself and onto the present-moment event. Your stress is flowing through your hand onto the paper.
- It relaxes the brain. When thoughts are focused on a simple activity, your brain tends to relax. Thinking about the technique and color choices makes it impossible to think about our stressors.
- Low stakes make it pleasurable. The fact that the outcome of coloring is predictable also can be relaxing. It’s really difficult to mess up coloring, especially if you are just doing it to relax and have few expectations for what will happen when it is finished.
With that in mind, Young Rembrandts has created a set of coloring pages to both show your appreciation for the people who continue to risk their lives to make sure you have the things you need during this pandemic and, help you relieve a little bit of stress.
From first responders and healthcare workers to grocery store clerks and delivery drivers, there are so many people risking their lives to make sure you are safe and have everything you need to stay home. Show your appreciation for them by staying at home and coloring to stay healthy and help them stay healthy as well. Color one or all and send them to the heroes in your life. Don’t forget to post your finished pieces on social media using the hashtags #YRatHome and #thankyoufrontlineheroes.
Many states have started requiring everyone to wear face coverings when in public spaces where it is difficult to maintain social distance. Make the experience a little more fun and relieve some of the stress involved in this new experience with Young Rembrandts design your own mask coloring pages.
Young Rembrandts wants you to stay safe and creative at home so ALL coloring pages are FREE for a limited time. And, their How to Draw eBooks are half price too.