Elder Care in Tempe AZ
Coloring books designed for relaxation and stress relieve are becoming very popular today. Did you know that there is even a holiday to celebrate coloring books and their health benefits? August 2nd is observed as National Coloring Book Day and it is a day dedicated to encouraging Americans of all ages to give coloring a try. For family caregivers looking for a fun way to relax and unwind, coloring in a coloring book can be an excellent activity and stress reliever. Here are just a few reasons why:
Coloring is Creative
Creative activities are wonderful to do when you are feeling sad, stressed, depressed, anxious, or if you are just in need of a break. However, many people avoid creative activities if they believe that they are not artistic or talented enough to try them. While you don’t have to possess any special skills to enjoy a creative activity, it may be easier to start with something very simple. Coloring is a great creative activity for beginners because it requires no special skills or experience. Even though there are “lines”, you will still be using your imagination as you color it in your own way using the colors you choose. As with any creative project, your end result may give you a feeling of pride and accomplishment.
Coloring is a Quiet Activity
If you find that you have busy and hectic days, spending some time coloring with a coloring book can be a great way to unwind and enjoy some quiet time. As you color, you will be giving your eyes a break from looking at computer and smartphone screens and you can focus on a relaxing activity without much distraction. This quiet time may just be all you need to feel revived and refreshed.
Coloring Can Help You Let Go of Negative Thoughts
When you are coloring, try focusing only on the task at hand, or in other words, be mindful. When you let your brain concentrate on the coloring, it will be less likely to wander toward your worries, stressors, and other negative thoughts and feelings. When you do this regularly, you may find that you will begin to develop a more positive outlook and a happier attitude. When you feel anxious, stressed, or restless, coloring can be a great way to channel your nervous energy and keep you away from unhealthy habits such as emotional eating.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Tempe, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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