So when I told my friend, a successful psychologist, that my new technique for stress relief was painting and coloring (yes, as in coloring books!), she didn’t seem surprised…surprisingly. In fact, she was so supportive she found an actual coloring book for grown ups and gave it to me on my birthday. It’s one of the most thoughtful and personalized bday gifts I have ever received. No wonder she’s a great therapist!
(you can get it here if you’re interested)http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0452298253/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1403052153&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70
This fun and hilarious coloring book by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen makes the perfect accessory to any sort of reunion, be it a girls’ night out, a bachlorette party, a co-ed gameday bbq etc.
The act of coloring with others or during some quite “me” time takes that heavy grown up anxiety right out of your head. The activity preoccupies fingers and focus. It It most definitly brings out a coziness like comfort food does but without the calories, I assume because I associate it with carefree childhood moments.
Maybe it’s because I’m an “adult” or maybe because I’m an artist, I use colored pencils for my coloring sprees. Unfortunately, coloring pencils aren’t included, but this just offers another stress-free, self-favoring task of shopping for them! I enjoy using my fancy, expensive art pencils, but I also love buying a pack Crayola’s 48 and binging on all the fabulous colors.
However, don’t underestimate the power of a pink crayon and a My Little Pony coloring book.