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How Coloring Helps Me

I might be a little 6-year-old inside.

How Coloring Helps Me

For the past few months, I've been stressed to the max because of school, and working two jobs, while also trying to keep up with family and friends, AND keeping a social life. My life has been stressful, and that's saying it lightly. I haven't taken much time for myself because I didn't want to be selfish, but I saw how the stress was affecting my body. I was either eating too much or too little, I wasn't keeping myself hydrated, and my body showed all the signs of stress. The hair falling out, not sleeping, anxiousness, etc. So I decided to take some time to myself every day over break to color. And yes, I do mean coloring out of an adult coloring book. I have decided since being home that I need to somehow take one hour out of my day every day to colo, because it helps my brain. It quite possibly may be the only way I can be a normal functioning adult in this society.

So now that I have found my new love and passion, I will be taking time to color; even if I look like a 6-year-old child while doing so. If you're stressed, find something calming to help destress you. Pick up a coloring book and colored pencils, and try coloring. I'll give you some recommendations based on the needs you have.

Keep Calm

We all like to keep calm during high-stress situations, or just to end our night. So here is the perfect coloring book!

Let Go of Anger

This is one of my favorite coloring books because it has animals and swear words. It's genius.

Stay Motivated

This is a great coloring book if you're looking for motivational quotes. Most of the quotes are from The Bible, so if that doesn't float your boat, then there are many others that are just as motivational.

Try out coloring and see what you think of it! You might surprise yourself.

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