Remember spending hours coloring as a kid? Those filled coloring books and decorated sidewalks were definite signs of a good day. Coloring has a stigma of being just for kids and is considered something you have to give up as an adult. We think that is just ridiculous! Coloring is super beneficial and all around just plain fun!  So why give it up simply because you’re an adult? Still don’t believe us? Well, here are some of the benefits coloring can have on you.

It’s no surprise that people are stressed out these days and stuck in their homes. Well, according to Beaumont.org coloring can help reduce stress. How does it do that? Coloring helps relax the amygdala, the part of the brain that processes emotions. It has the same effect as meditating and brings on a state of calm. 

Being in a calm state helps you get a better night’s sleep. Coloring is a great way to cut down on your screen time, especially before bed. In the morning you’ll  wake up feeling refreshed and recharged. With a better night’s sleep, your focus is likely to improve. This will help you tackle tasks the next day and feel less stressed about work or school. 

See? Coloring isn’t just for kids! It’s a great way to relieve stress and get some of your creative juices flowing. We’ve also been noticing a lot of chalk art out on sidewalks and rocks covered in paint hidden around the community. Chalk and paint have similar effects on the brain. Each is relaxing and puts the mind in a meditative and relaxed state. Plus, you’re creating something beautiful that you can share with the world! 

Share your art with us! We would love to see your coloring pages, sidewalk art, and painted rock. Each spread beauty and happiness to the community and we would love to shed more light on it. If not that, we challenge you this weekend to color or paint. It will put you in a much better mood and it’s something to do during quarantine! 

Looking for suggestions and products? We offer a variety of coloring supplies to help you out! Coloring pages, coloring books, and even coloring canvases. You can order yours online in our web store. Or, follow the link to our free spring coloring pages

Check out our Pinterest for more craft ideas! And, as always, Never Stop Creating.