It’s 2020 and I decided this year I would start the year right. Today was the first day back to school for my littles and something about going back to school, getting back in a routine, just seems to be the best time to start something new. At least I think so, and for me, I have decided to dedicate time every morning to my coloring devotional book.
I’ll be honest, I gave this book a shot a little last year. In the beginning, I hated my coloring book. I thought the idea of coloring was dumb and I would haphazardly rush through my devotional and the coloring just to get it over with. But I soon realized that wasn’t the purpose of the book, so I slowed down, and I eventually realized why this coloring thing is a new craze.
When I allowed myself to slow down, my mind became at ease. I pray, I meditate on things people have said to me, and I start thinking about all the things I’m going to do during the day. For me, sitting down with a cup of coffee and coloring early in the morning brings clarity to the mind. And apparently, I’m not alone.
According to several different sites, there are many benefits to coloring, including:
- Unplugging from technology
- Focusing on the present
- Bringing you back to a childlike state of mind
- Dispelling negative thoughts
- Entering a zen like state of mind
- Exercise for your brain
So if you ever feel like you need a moment to just zone out or get away, without actually getting away, grab a coloring book, a coloring journal, or sit down with your kids and spend some quiet time together. Here are some journals I like.
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