Confession: I’m a grown-up who loves to color

IMG_5309I joined the adult coloring book craze about a month ago, and I must say, it’s so much fun. I read a few articles saying that coloring is a great way to relax and relieve stress, and since I’m usually a bit, ahem, high strung, I thought this might be something worth trying. It’s really hard for me to just sit on my couch and relax in the evening when there is ALWAYS another chore or project that needs to get done, and it’s impossible for me to watch television without doing something to keep my hands busy. But after a full day of working and mothering and adulting, putting my feet up and doing NOTHING (well, except coloring) is exactly what my overstimulated brain and body needs.

Besides, it makes me feel like a kid again.
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A few friends have asked me what I’m going to do with the pictures I’ve colored, and I must admit I have no idea. Maybe hang one on the fridge? Or maybe just fill up the book and then buy a new one? The outcome isn’t really something I care about – it’s just about clearing my head and enjoying myself. It’s like eating chocolate, but with fewer calories.

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If you’d like to join me, it’s so easy to get started: I bought this book and these markers (thanks Amazon). I store the markers in two mason jars on the shelves behind my couch for easy access, and there’s no set-up or clean up (as opposed to my yo-yo sewing which can get a little messy).

Happy coloring, my friends!

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