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The Meditative Benefits of Coloring

Written by Zachery Adam

September 5, 2021

Coloring Book

The Meditative Benefits of Coloring (Plus, a free GoPrime Coloring Page!)

Coloring isn’t just for kids. Over the last few years, there’s been a rise in the number of adult-oriented coloring books on the market. Whether you choose crayons, markers, or colored pencils, sitting down with a coloring page can be therapeutic, cathartic, and meditative. We all agree that this last year has been stressful for everyone, so now is a great time to sit down with a coloring page. But here’s why it works.

Reduce Anxiety and Stress

We’ve written many times about mindfulness and how it can help us stay grounded and centered in our lives. Coloring has the same effect as a meditation on the part of your brain that feels anxiety. It reduces your restless thoughts and generates quietness and mindfulness. Whether you want to relax after a day at work or keep your mind off of something stressful, try coloring.

Keeps the Brain Healthy

Studies have also shown that coloring has benefits in brain function, especially among older adults. It can improve your mood, connect you with pleasant memories of the past, help you feel accomplished, and improve hand/eye coordination and motor function. You also don’t have to be good at coloring to enjoy it, making it great for all ages.

Improves Sleep

Insomnia is common for adults with a lot of stress on their plates. We know that using smartphones or computers before bed can interrupt the body’s natural melatonin production, the hormone we need for sleep. If you need something to do to help get your mind in the right place before bed, try coloring instead. It’s a relaxing bedtime routine that won’t impact your melatonin levels.

Happy Labor Day from everyone at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville! Download your Coloring Page here. And don’t forget to share your colored images on social media – we’d love to see them.

Do you want to understand the mortgage process better and get preapproved for your next home purchase? Call the team at GoPrime Mortgage today. GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville is here to help. Call us today at 828-348-1907 – GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville.

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