Adults are rediscovering the joy of coloring books
Coloring books for adults Enjoy
One of the interesting ways of coping that came out when I was in counseling long before the idea was popular. When I started counseling, I would get so stressed I could barely talk to the counselor. He had coloring books in his waiting room. I randomly started coloring before each session. It slowed down my racing thoughts. I liked the rhythm of moving the crayon back and forth across the paper. I felt guilty for using up the pages the were obviously for children. So I brought another coloring book. When he changed offices the coloring books disappeared. It was bad enough that offices were changed but to lose the coloring books was too much so I brought some more crayons and coloring books. I would come 30 to 40 minutes early so I could spend time coloring each day. Now I have lots of coloring books for the grandkids but I noticed that I am not coloring. I wonder about this some times. I'm not sure why I am hesitant to use a known help for when I am feeling stressed. I'll need to think about this. I am glad that I can buy them at the dollar store so I don't feel guilty having a stack of them.
Connecting with childhood activities that I enjoyed is one way to connect past and present peacefully. Going to the zoo was another place I loved to go. I still love taking grandkids to the zoo. I discovered that I feel guilty if I go to the zoo by myself. I'm still trying to figure that one out.