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Coloring for Stress Relief

DIY, Thankful, StyleAngelina OberdanComment

There has been a lot of talk lately about how coloring isn't just for kids; it helps adults relax, too. 

And, so, of course I had to try this. The first book I ordered on Amazon was Color Me CalmIt's completely out of stock, and I waited a few months before giving up, and ordering, Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns

For me, coloring is stress relieving, but I have to forgive my mistakes. I'm a perfectionist, so coloring can get out of control. In so doing, I allowed myself to quit the three pictures on the left because I didn't like how they were turning out; if my OCD was bad, I would have had to complete them. 

As you can see, I did have fun finishing three pages. Two are colored in Crayola colored pencil, and the middle image is colored with Sharpie fine tip markers. I actually prefer the color pencil, but both work well and don't bleed. 

Above are three designs I found on Pinterest that you can try yourself.

Please share what you come up with, and remember to relax while your coloring. Use your ujjai breath to help you relax!