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5 Ways How Colouring Can Improve Your Mental Health

5 Ways How Colouring Can Improve Your Mental Health 

Colouring is an art that can help you improve your mental health. Read on to learn how!

In a world where stress seems omnipresent, finding effective ways to unwind is crucial.
Fortunately, studies have shown that having a creative outlet can significantly reduce stress levels. Among these outlets,  colouring on different surfaces with paint pens is emerging as a popular method to destress and rejuvenate. But what exactly makes this so effective in promoting mental health? 

In this article, we’ll highlight the 5 profound benefits of colouring and discover how it can help you cultivate psychological well-being.


1 - Relaxation

Picture credit- Jessy D Designs
Colouring is a relaxing activity by default. It gives you something calming and hands-on to do.
The smooth texture of MDF boards makes touching and colouring it with your brush pens a comforting sensation, which brings about other positive feelings.

Don’t believe us? Try it out for yourself by purchasing a Life of Colour Mandala Kit.
While crafting with a kit, you focus on what you're doing, which helps clear your mind and relieve stress and worries. The repetitive motions, like pressing the brush tip pens upon the surface to create a soothing rhythm that helps you unwind. As you work, you can “switch off” for a moment and just enjoy the peaceful feeling of making something with your hands. Mandala painting can really help you take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and get lost in creativity.

2 - Mindfulness and awareness


Picture credit- Bowraville Central school students

Colouring in the lines is all about being precise, patient, and paying close attention to details. This focus on careful work naturally helps with mindfulness and awareness. When you're working on your boards every move requires you to really concentrate.
Whether you're laying down the base colour on your boards, or adding delicate details you have to be fully present. It's like entering a special zone where only the board, your pens and your hands exist. In this zone, distractions fade away, which can help you feel calm and peaceful. You learn to appreciate each moment as you add all the different colours, shapes and patterns, becoming more aware of the world around you and the beauty of what you're creating. Through colouring, you discover how being patient and paying attention to small things can bring a sense of peace and mindfulness to your life.

3 - Increased cognitive stimulation and creativity

Realizing that you can add beauty and colour to anything you want feels liberating. Our art kits opens up endless creative possibilities. As you experiment with different colours and techniques, you're exercising your brain. You're solving problems, thinking about space, and using your imagination. This creative process stimulates your mind and helps you become more inventive.
And the best part is, this creativity doesn't stay within the realm of your Mandala art boards—it spills over into other parts of your life, making you more innovative in everything you do. So, decorating your boards not only lets you express yourself artistically but also helps you think smarter and more creatively in everyday life.

4 - Sense of accomplishment


Painting and decorating various surfaces and objects has a remarkable way of instilling a profound sense of accomplishment in those who engage with it. As you dive into this world, you embark on a journey of learning and mastery, acquiring new skills with each piece you create. With every successfully crafted item, you witness tangible evidence of your progress and growth. This newfound competence not only empowers you to tackle more challenging projects but also fills you with a deep sense of self-confidence.
The act of creating something beautiful and meaningful with your own hands sparks joy and contentment, allowing you to savour the simple pleasures of life. This mood-boosting power of colouring extends beyond the studio, infusing your daily experiences with a renewed sense of purpose and fulfilment. In every colour, fine linedot and outline, you find validation and pride, reinforcing your belief in your abilities and reminding you of the endless possibilities that await when you dare to unleash your creativity.

5 - Community connection

Colouring and crafting has a remarkable ability to foster community connections and cultivate strong relationships among like-minded individuals. Humans are inherently social creatures, and colouring provides a welcoming space where individuals can come together to share their passion for creativity. These interactions not only enhance social well-being but also provide a source of emotional support and camaraderie.

As individuals come together to create, they forge meaningful friendships and alliances that extend beyond the hobby. Through laughter, shared experiences, and mutual encouragement, colouring enthusiasts find joy in each other's company, enriching their lives with a sense of belonging and community that nourishes the soul.

Where to start with colouring, decorating, upcycling with Life of Colour?

Contrary to popular belief, working with paint pens as a hobby has a remarkably low entry barrier. You don’t need a studio, canvases, easels, paints, brushes and aprons to begin. You can purchase a kit of our beautifully engraved surfaces and paint pens and paint and colour at your dining table, bed or couch, with no mess or fuss involved. 

When your creation is finished you can hang it on your wall or use it as other home decor such as place mats, candle mats and so on. 

Colouring for your mental health

Incorporating colouring or painting into your life can be a transformative journey toward improved mental and emotional health. By embracing the therapeutic benefits of colouring, you open the door to a world of mindfulness, creativity, and community connection. Through the act of adding colour to boards and other surfaces you not only reduce stress and anxiety but also cultivate a positive outlook on life.
As you immerse yourself in the creative process, you discover new ways to navigate the challenges of daily life with resilience and grace. Colouring becomes more than just a hobby—it becomes a source of joy, fulfilment, and empowerment. So, why wait? Start your art journey today with a Life of Colour art experience kit.


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