I wouldn't accept stress coping strategies from Euphoria's Rue, but Zendaya, sure!
Do you ever feel like you just can't seem to relax, no matter how much crystal shrines and aromatherapy you have going? While deep breathing exercises and expensive rocks can help to some extent, sometimes it's nice to have a creative outlet to truly unwind. Sure, building Van Gogh's Starry Night out of jigsaw puzzle pieces can be fun, but let's be honest, it can get repetitive after a while. That's why we love getting artsy with unique and quirky adult colouring books.
Dune star Zendaya has recently shared her secret to managing stress, and it's something that we can all benefit from: colouring books! She gave her followers a sneak peek into her personal arts and crafts cabinet, which is her go-to when she's feeling overwhelmed.
I’ve currently been working on realistic drawings such as people and been wanting to draw marvel characters again. drawing definitely is a stress reliever for me and something I’m very passionate about 💛— Allysa| I love you corey 🕊💙 (@sunset_knj) February 9, 2018
Showcasing her very own "coloring station" at home, the Euphoria star opened up how colouring is a therapeutic activity that helps her cope with stress, and she's not alone. Her picture showed a stack of colouring books, coloured pencils, and crayons - all valuable tools that have been proven to help with relaxation and stress reduction.
"Working with your hands and releasing energy all while expressing yourself is the best."
Zendaya's tweet about her colouring station at home has sparked a conversation among her followers, with many chiming in to share their own love for colouring as a stress-relieving activity. From multiple colouring stations in their homes to expressing themselves through their creations, users have agreed that colouring is a valuable way to release energy and express themselves creatively.
Experts have long acknowledged the therapeutic benefits of using art as a coping mechanism to manage negative emotions. Whether you're colouring in an adult colouring book or a princess-themed one like Zendaya, the activity itself requires relaxation, making it a powerful tool for stress management. By taking a break from the chaos of daily life and immersing oneself in the creative process, colouring can help individuals handle stress and improve their overall well-being.
What would Rue not do?
Others on social media were inspired by the idea and have decided to incorporate colouring into their daily routine, following in the footsteps of the actor.
So why not give it a try and see for yourself how colouring can improve your mood and mental well-being?
Time to bust out the Crayola crayons. 🖍️
I recommend The Affirmations Colouring Book, a unique and uplifting colouring book that combines the stress-reducing benefits of colouring with positive affirmations to help you feel your best.
Each colouring page features beautiful designs and uplifting messages that will inspire you to let go of negative thoughts and focus on the present moment. From "I am loved for who I am" to "I am the best version of myself", these affirmations will help you to cultivate a positive mindset and improve your overall well-being.
Buy your The Affirmations Colouring Book now on Amazon. 🛍️
Of course, colouring isn't the only way you can contend with unwanted stress. Taking some time to spend with friends or enjoying your favourite activity are both beneficial tools for helping fight off stress.
Piece and Quiet — Jigsaw puzzles are a surprisingly effective activity to beat stress 🧩
When life gets stressful, it's important to find healthy ways to unwind and relax. While some people turn to meditation or yoga, others prefer to get their zen on with a more hands-on activity. That's where jigsaw puzzles come in — they're a surprisingly effective way to beat stress!
The act of piecing together the puzzle requires concentration and problem-solving skills, so it's easy to get lost in the task at hand and forget about your worries. Sitting down to work on a puzzle can be a relaxing and meditative experience. You can sit in a comfortable chair, listen to music or a podcast, and just let your mind unwind as you work on the puzzle. I love this colour-in jigsaw puzzle from Black artist Andrea Pippins.
Yes, a colouring book jigsaw puzzle hybrid exists, thanks to Black female artist Andrea Pippins, what a great idea! This panaromic puzzle features Pippins' iconic artwork I Love My Hair, known for its bold colours and dynamic patterns. As you piece together the puzzle, let your creativity soar by colouring in each section with your favorite hues.
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