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Did you know that Coloring Books are good for you?

Recent studies suggest that structured, rhythmic endeavors such as coloring, knitting, crocheting or quilting are particularly beneficial because they ease you into a meditative state of mind that allows you to push away negative thoughts and worries.  Enter, Adult Coloring Books.  Putting Pencil to Paper Coloring is a great way to explore your creativity — it’s easy, inexpensive and you don’t have to know how to draw.

The 10 to 20 minutes you spend coloring an image that gives you a sense of satisfaction can have a positive ripple effect throughout your day. What should your goals be?

Make time to color for a few minutes every day.

Think of it as a healthy habit.

Have fun and don’t judge. You don’t have to color inside the lines or finish your picture. If you’re trying to be perfect, you won’t relax.

What about technique? Watercolor pencils and markers are particularly fun to use because they allow you to blend colors.