Self-Care Challenge (Day 165): Coloring

coloringColoring isn’t just for kids anymore; adults have demanded their art supplies too.

On Sunday, my mother-in-law and I enjoyed a quiet afternoon coloring and talking while we sipped iced tea and soaked up some sunshine in the front yard. It was such a peaceful way to end the weekend, and a great way to spend some time together. 

In college, I remember breaking out my coloring books and crayons when I felt a periodic surge of stress. It was a fun way to quiet my worries. But I’ve since enjoyed coloring for no particular reason at all. It’s just fun.

The adult coloring book market has made quite a scene in recent months. Local bookstores–and even grocery stores–have entire shelves devoted to a wide variety of themed designs. Some people have even taken it a step further, converting entire walls of their homes to coloring book art.

Art is a form of self-care, and fortunately there are endless forms of art to choose from. It just so happens that coloring is one of the cheapest and easiest. 

What is your favorite coloring project?

Stacy Fisher-Gunn
Stacy Fisher-Gunn

I'm a Self-Care Coach, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Author, and Founder of Living Upp. This community is a reflection of my desire to create an inspiring gathering place for people who want to explore self-care and live up to their fullest potential.

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