From the desk of Esther:
Everywhere around us are colours. Everything around us is bursting with colours. As such, how can one not love our colourful world, as it is? Over the years, colouring has become a therapy. Gone were the days where colouring was considered a children activity. Now, colouring for adults has gained popularity too. There are many types of researches conducted to explore the impact of colouring on adults.
There are many types of colouring pages, varying from mandala colouring, intricate designs colouring to flower colouring. If you have never tried colouring at all, why don’t you give that activity a try?
For a start, all you need is some printable colouring pages and colouring instruments. For colouring instruments, we are spoilt for choices here in Singapore. We have various brands of colouring instruments such as Schwan-Stabilo, Staedtler, Faber-Castell, LYRA, Crayola, Derwent and more. For colouring books, here we have many bookstores that sell the hard copies here. But one word of caution, the printed books are not cheap. If you are unsure whether this is something you will like, why not print out a few colouring pages from the web and grab a few colour pens or pencils or crayons and colour to see whether it can make a positive impact.
Articles on Benefits of Colour / Colour therapy
3 Reasons Adult Coloring Can Actually Relax Your Brain – Not just for children anymore (from the website: Cleveland Clinic)
The Benefits of Adult Coloring: 10 Reasons to Color Yourself to Calm by Alfred James (from the website: Pocket Mindfulness)
Sources of Printable Colouring Pages
From the website of Crayola
From the website of SuperColoring
From the website of Faber-Castell
So, without wasting any time, if you are bored and instead of rambling with several thoughts in your mind, grab a colouring page and colouring instruments and dive into a world of colours in mindfulness and meditation.