Life is pretty hectic, and it can get really bothersome and stressful at times. No matter how young or old you are there had to have been one or more instances in your life that made you think “I need to relax”. Sometimes we spend so much of our time on other people that we completely forget about our own. The truth is that all of us need a break once in a while, a chance to rest their minds and do something that requires little effort but is utterly satisfying to do, and will leave you occupied for hours, no….we’re not talking about antidepressants, but something that is far simpler and more fun to do, it’s coloring pages!
“Coloring pages?! You must be crazy!”
Well no, coloring is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety, there’s even a whole therapy related to it, it involves healing colors and that’s what we’ll be telling you about; Color therapy.
Colors are all around us, whether we choose to admit it or not (although I don’t know why you wouldn’t admit that), wherever we look we’re witnessing a wide array of different colors blended together in an artistic way, so it should come as no surprise that some “healing colors” have also been proven to impact an individuals behaviors on a day to day basis, for example, blue is shown to stimulate clear thought, red stimulates us physically and raises our pulse rate, these are perfect examples of healing colors and there are many more!
With such a strong effect on our personalities, there has to be some way to harness this incredible emotion inducing therapy, and there is, which is where color therapy comes into play, or more accurately, ‘draw’.
So what is color therapy exactly?
Color therapy involves using pencils to fill in coloring pages, sounds simple enough, the images are already pre-outlined, so you don’t have to waste time thinking of what to draw, instead, you utilize that time to tap into your inner creativity and turn an ordinary black and white picture, to an artistic masterpiece, this has been proven to reduce stress and strain because it stimulates the inner workings of our brains and makes us relax, the mixing of different colors on paper taps into the imaginative part of our brain and gives us the impression that we’ve somehow unlocked a new, calmer personality that has been locked within us, without all the troubles and anxiety, color therapy resembles a drug in some ways, but without the jail time and the instant regret of course.
How does it work?
Us humans always need an outlet, this is where all our emotion and thinking needs to go when we get stressed, it is usually expressed through anger, in both adults and children, this anger can have negative consequences, it just leads to more stress, so instead of pouring it out on an innocent by-stander, do it on a book or page, coloring pages. By drawing we express emotion and creativity, just the fact that we choose one particular color for a certain area instead of the other says a lot about the way we’re thinking, also, since most of us would ideally prefer to color somewhere peace and quiet, it gives us a lot of time to think about ourselves and what we are, because color therapy doesn’t work your brain, instead it relaxes it into a state of euphoria.
“I’m really angry! What color is good for anxiety?”
Woah, calm down there. Simply put, the best healing colors to relieve stress that you should incorporate into your drawings are blue, violet, pink and green.
Blue is a smoothing color that can calm a busy mind.
Violet can bring balance and peace to the mind, because it has a blue base.
Pink can provide a peaceful element when a lighter shade is used.
Finally, green is soothing and comforting, this is because we incorporate it with grassy fields or nature.
These are the best healing colors when it comes to stress healing.
What can i color?
Well, anything that you like really, but if you want our advise, check out our premium FREE selection of coloring pages here. We design beautiful coloring pages, ready for you to print and start coloring away.
So the next time you wake up in the morning, don’t read a boring colorless newspaper that’s probably filled with sadness, color pretty puppies or unicorns instead!
Everybody is special! YOU are special! And the best way to let the world know how special you are is by showing it through your colors! So start coloring pages now!
Color therapy really does work for many adults and children, try it out, you have absolutely nothing to lose and its a great way to pass time and relieve stress, if you still somehow end up losing something though (a pencil, perhaps?) then you can stop whatever you’re doing at any time, but we truly believe that with these coloring pages and with color therapy, your anxiety will disappear.