In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. We work fast. Talk fast. We make quick, reactional decisions. We overwork to the point of exhaustion.
We yearn for moments in our lives where we can quiet our minds, take a deep breath, and let go of the stress from our day.
But it doesn’t have to be a far reach. Reclaiming some quiet and calm in our lives can be easier than we tend to think.
Repetitive motion, the kind that comes naturally to us – like washing dishes, walking in the woods, or doodling – helps us relax much like traditional meditation does. I don’t know about you, but this active style meditation helps me access that place of inner calm much more effectively than sitting in a quiet room with my eyes closed.
And it turns out, coloring especially lends itself well to this.
It has been shown that adult coloring books help reduce stress and anxiety in a simple, fun way. In fact, psychologists have been prescribing coloring for almost a hundred years! The sound of a crayon’s repetitive strokes on paper brings us to a place of ease. We breathe deeply. Our minds release some tension.
But that’s not all. Active meditation through coloring can help us in an even more profound way.
Have you ever experienced a breakthrough to a problem while showering, or doing some other repetitive task? Repetition clears the mind and allows us to work out complex problems subconsciously; which means we can use coloring as a tool to help us problem solve or become more creative by accessing our inner wisdom.
We have the answers we seek, right within us.
When I color, I’m able relax and reach that place of deep inner knowing. I am able to look within to find the answers. Which is why I’ve been inspired to create my own adult coloring book, to share this experience with you. One that I can design specifically in a way that will help remind you to stay present and listen to your intuition.
And today, I’m so excited to announce the realization of this dream come true: Color for Clarity – an adult coloring book and meditation prompts.
In this book, you’ll find 50 beautiful coloring pages mindfully illustrated by six different artists from across the globe; each page featuring a word or question to prompt further inner exploration and help you gain clarity.
My hope is that it becomes a tool for you to transform your life by offering a colorful way to gain access to your inner wisdom.
Grab your copy (and perhaps one for a friend!) over at Amazon.com and get started on the journey of reclaiming your calm and inner wisdom.
You have all the answers you seek, right within you. All you need to do is listen.