Adult Coloring: Color Your Way to Calm

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These days it seems like no one can find time to sit down and relax. From running to and from the office or back and forth from your child’s soccer practice, there is never enough time in the day. The constant go-go-go mentality that so many of us are in wreaks havoc on our well-being. Why do we feel stressed all the time? We run ourselves ragged and forget to make even the smallest amount of time for ourselves.

At Zebra Pen, we know that a little R&R is just as important as all the hard work you put into your lives day in and day out. We are all about helping you find your zen in calm, creative ways.  And you don’t need to book a crazy, all-inclusive spa getaway for next weekend to find it.

Did you ever notice that when you give a kid a coloring book and crayons how quiet and focused they become? This isn’t just some kind of ruse that babysitters use to distract kids (well, maybe a little bit). However, there are great benefits to be reaped from coloring for kids and for you.  Coloring in a coloring book is no longer an activity reserved for children.

In recent years, researchers have been talking about the wonderful advantages adult coloring provides for your health.

Form of Art Therapy

Sarasa Fineliner

Coloring can be considered as a form of art therapy because it truly helps your mental health by allowing you time to relax—and you can do it at home with adult coloring books.All kinds of artistic practices can be therapeutic.Art can be used to examine emotions, resolve internal conflicts, develop socially, reduce anxiousness and increase self-esteem, as well as a slew of other things.Any form of artistic and personal expression can help you better yourself.

Mental Health Benefits

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The ancient practice of meditation has been proven to have amazing benefits on the health of those who practice. In many ways, coloring is another form of meditation because it forces you to sit down and relax while focusing on a small task. Some superb mental health benefits of coloring include:

  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Increased mindfulness
  • Helps improves focus
  • Blocks intruding thoughts from entering the brain
  • Allows you to actively sit still and relax

Our brains weren’t meant to be constantly firing out and processing information. Finding the time to relax is crucial to your mental health. Coloring is a great way you can do that.

 Where to Begin coloringthrees

If you think that coloring is a new hobby you’d like to pick up as a way to relax, Zebra Pen is here to help you start. You can find our free coloring pages, ranging from easy to advanced, on our website. We offer a variety of different writing instruments that are great for coloring.

Sarasa Gel Retractable RDI 0.7mm Assorted 14pk

Our top-selling Sarasa© Gel Pens , combine bold color vibrancy with a flowing rapid-dry ink experience. There’s never a dull moment thanks to 14 deep vibrant colors.

Sarasa Fineliner 0.8mm Fluorescent PurpleOur latest product: the Sarasa Fineliners! These pens define fine ink performance with a unique, long-lasting color writing and drawing experience. The vibrant, quick-drying ink is water resistant and will bring out the artist in us all.

 

Cadoozles Starters Mechanical Pencil 2.0mm Assorted 12pk

Looking to embrace your inner child a little more as you color?  Use our Cadoozles Starters Colored Mechanical Pencils. You’ll love them as much as your kids.

Adulting is hard. Don’t forget to take time for yourself and relax with a coloring book today. 

Find Zen in your pen. Zebra Pen.