This holiday season we want you to have our coloring books to bring fun and recovery to you wherever you are. Are you bored, scared, lonely, hungry, stressed? Of course you are. And who isn’t right now? That means you need extra support and soothing comfort. We will get through this.
What do you need other than friends and connection? You need recovery in your hands to distract and remind you what we’re here for. We’ve got the books for you. You’re alone with your kids and they need distractions and something to calm their fears. My Family Is Hurting What Can I Do is for children 4-8 and their adults. The coloring book comes with crayons and workbook with coloring pages for adults.
Coloring books to ease your stress and codependency
You might also be at risk for a codependency relapse. We won’t lecture you, but we do have a coloring book that will help. Find Your True Colors in 12 Steps is just for times like these when you’re stuck at home and pulling out your hair. Pick up some crayons and have a little fun.
Still in your pajamas? No food in the fridge? What about taking the garbage out or staying in touch. Now’s the time to keep growing up in recovery, not forgetting everything you’ve learned. Here’s why coloring books help.
1. Coloring Books Relax You
Those of you who loved to color as children will most likely feel more relaxed while using adult coloring books. The activity may take you back to simpler times and serve as a distraction from any stress and anxiety. Instead of letting worries run on a loop, those who color focus on the patterns and their color choices. It’s a great, safe way to express creativity and destress.
2. They Help With Dexterity And Motor Skills
Practice makes perfect, right? Taking the time to color in various shapes and sizes helps not only with patience, but with fine motor skills. While coloring, you’re working muscles that probably aren’t used every day (especially with the dawn of computers and other electronics). Think back to grade school, when the pencils and crayons were much thicker than the pens and colored pencils we use now. Those larger supplies are used to help young children master the dexterity necessary for thinner utensils.
Tip: Leave the phone and electronics in another room. You didn’t have a smartphone next to those crayons when you were five, right?
3. Coloring Books Make You Use Both Sides Of Your Brain
Many have been asked: “Are you left or right-brained?” Well, the left side of your brain is responsible for logic, calculating, planning, and sequencing. The right side of your brain focuses more on imagination, feelings, and intuition. Coloring books call for both sides to come together using sequencing, planning, imagination, and feelings. Think of it as a fun workout for your brain. When was the last time you sat down and colored – or even just sat down to clear your mind and have a little bit of fun?