Calm yourself colorful can help you shut out the world, find your creativity and have peace wash over you.

You are one person, and you have to take time to give yourself space to refresh or you will quickly burn out. Coloring is a lot of fun not just for the young.

Coloring Therapy

Coloring is a form of therapy and sometimes gets confused with art therapy, which is a more involved process that only a licensed therapist is qualified to do.

However, coloring can, in fact, help you lessen anxiety and give yourself more mental clarity. And if you’re not a fan of meditating by sitting down, closing your eyes and breathing for 30 minutes, then colroing is a great alternative.

Stress and Anxiety

One of the most amazing aspects of coloring is that it drastically decreases stress and anxiety. I am no expert, but research indicates that coloring can help with insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder. From my own personal experience, coloring has helped reduce panic attacks and grounded me into knowing the things I have control over. 

When my son was hospitalized and I couldn’t bring my wood-burner with me, coloring became a great way to distract myself.

Coloring allows for focus, it gets rid of other free-floating thoughts that tend to cause stress.

Alternative to Meditation

For people, like me, who can’t seem to get into meditation, coloring provides the same benefits. This is because coloring takes the focus off thoughts and provides mindfulness and giving your brain a break. This can be a great part of your morning or evening routine, to color for 10-20 minutes with active meditation. 


Coloring helps to increase positivity by creating something truly individualistic. The same page can reflect different moods over time. You get to choose the colors, the intensity and the style of blending.

Adding your own personality to each page makes each coloring page a unique piece. All of this, together, promotes happiness and a sense of accomplishment.


Think back to a time in your childhood where things were simpler and you spend the afternoon coloring. Remembering and embodying that kid for just short periods can help ease the tensions of daily responsibilities, and it helps people connect with their inner child.

A lot of current issues can be traced back to your childhood and by including the inner child in coloring, you can begin your own healing process. It’s the space where you can meet your younger self with more empathy and compassion. 

Memory Loss

Have you ever heard the phrase “use it or lose it”? This is true in so many areas and specifically our brain. The less you use your brains, the more at-risk you are for Alzheimer’s and dementia. And while it isn’t completely preventable, you can in fact delay the onset of dementia or memory-loss issues by coloring. The more you use your brain, the longer it will remain in use. 


Just like meditation, coloring can help your organizational and problem-solving skills because you’re using the part of the brain that is responsible for focus, concentration, creativity, and logic. This, in turn, can help you be more productive. It has been shown that the use of color gets the creative juices flowing and coloring can help with writing and math.

It is important to balance your schedule between work and play or you will quickly find your inner child sabotaging your efforts. Even if you didn’t particularly enjoy coloring as a child, give it a go. 

create a colorful life

Calm yourself Colorful with 30 Mandala Style Designs, is perfect for relieving stress and helping you relax while creating beautiful images.

Each coloring page will help you actively meditate while your responsibilities will seem to fade away and you stay in the moment of what is.

There is definitely something very calming about coloring – for me probably more about the creating. But as I am wanting to be more in the moment, to be more present, I was trying to find the way to make it happen.

Enter active meditation.

Instead of being still in the moment with your eyes closed, you are without external influences and noise, you are becoming present and calm yourself colorful with this coloring book.

Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Petra Monaco is a published author, coach, mom and breaks the status quo for fun. As a foster kid, she knows the challenges and excuses people make as she rewrote her own story and then worked her way through to become a Master's level therapist. However, after watching her son fight for his life due to a rare genetic disorder and three liver transplants, she now coaches creatives and multi-passionates to stop waiting for “one day” and the “perfect moments’. Petra helps you dive deeply into the heart of things in order to discover your next steps, inspires you to set up your own personal framework so you can break free from fear, doubt, and overwhelm so you can start creating the life you want now. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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