Adult coloring? Yep, it's a thing. Who knew?! Forget Bunco. Have an adult coloring session instead. Send guests home with their personal set of crayons packaged in a cute crayon box. Who knew there were cute crayon boxes?! Yep, it's a thing. Make the boxes even cuter (if you can believe it) with stickers or buttons.
Thanks to its basic, repetitive motions, coloring engages the brain and relaxes the amygdala, the brain's fear center. By trading your electronic device for a coloring book before bed, you'll avoid exposing yourself to the blue light emitted by your phones, tablets and laptops. Avoid sleep-sabotage!
Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. According to a study from San Francisco State University, workers who regularly engaged in a creative hobby outside of their jobs were rated by their colleagues as more innovative, helpful, and team-spirited than workers without a creative pursuit.
Coloring is beneficial to your health? I guess so!
But I'm sure you'll feel even better putting your crayons in the right box!