After a very stressful day, I am always looking for something to help me relax and unwind. Reading does this for me, but I wanted something else and different. Have you heard of the adult coloring books? These are amazing and have been the trick to losing myself and relaxing.
As a child we always colored, whenever we went away daddy would get us girls new coloring books and the big box of crayons. As Amanda was growing up, we were always coloring with her, and it does relax you. Adult coloring books come in all different kinds; there are so many to choose from. My most recent one is DRAW AND COLOR YOUR WAY TO A YOUNGER BRAIN, series of animal creations—from cats and dogs to elephants and zebras.
Coloring can be so much more than calming! Research shows that drawing helps keep your mind focused and your memory sharp. If you are worried about misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car or getting your friend’s birthday wrong, you’re not alone. The most common worry of people is memory loss. A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper, younger mind.
DRAW YOUR WAY TO A YOUNGER BRAIN includes 90 intricate line drawings of cats, dogs, and safari animals to boost your brainpower using proven art therapy techniques. Train your brain and enhance your memory as you copy, complete, and color in outlines, doodle in the gaps, and progress to forming your artistic designs. Line by line, heal your mind, spark your creativity, and improve your cognitive function as you fill in the pages with art and color.
We even have Devon coloring, and he loves it. He picks out the picture he wants to color, and we help him. He’s really good and with this, we can keep his mind active, and focussed on something else. He’s better than me sometimes, and we hang his up on the fridge, and he gets a kick out of it.