When the going gets stressed, the stressed get coloring.

At my great niece’s birthday party, I was talking to my niece who was talking about the benefits of coloring books. Coloring books. I remember them. I actually have a few pages my sisters colored with me while I was hospitalized when I was 10.

But seriously, coloring books to help relieve stress?

In the weeks, since I’ve seen more about coloring books and how it rivals mediation to relieve stress.

Hmmm, I’ve been stressed lately, so I thought I’d give it a try. Taking along my self-appointed wallet-watcher (aka hubby) I entered the halls of temptation (aka Michaels) in search of said coloring books. After much drooling, um, searching I found three to bring home.


Then the whole flood thing happened so I thought I’d give it a try. I got out my pens and started coloring.


Then I freaked out because I couldn’t color inside the lines so I got out my scrapbooking markers and decided I didn’t need to color in the lines. So after several hours, this is what I have. Yes, I ripped the page because I was frustrated.



I don’t know if it’s worked but it hasn’t hurt, so I’ll take that as a win.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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3 Responses to When the going gets stressed, the stressed get coloring.

  1. innerkidblog says:

    Great blog post! Check out InnerKid for some more ideas on how to use art for stress relief

  2. segmation says:

    Coloring and paint by number so relaxing. Nice blog! http://www.segmation.com/blog

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