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Mindfulness Activity: Coloring

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Mindfulness Activity: Coloring

Caroline Hippler

There are a lot of ways to tune your mind into the present moment and focus on cultivating positive emotions: exercise, meditation, creating art, writing in a journal, and more. The benefits of mindfulness activities have been extolled in many places so here I'll just simply say: doing these things tends to make people feel better. 

One popular mindfulness activity these days is coloring. Coloring brings your mind and body together as you select and use colors. It requires a degree of focus on a single task and creates a final product. Each of these factors works in us to generate positive emotions. 

As part of my own mindfulness practice, I worked to create a coloring book of my own and filled it with line drawings of various desserts. Projects like this help me stay connected to my interests and my values and to remind myself that I have capabilities and skills that exist beyond the valuation that other people might put on them. 

Below you'll find 10 drawings from my coloring book - feel free to use these however you'd like to contribute to your own mindfulness practice. Print them out to color, duplicate and distribute to friends, add your own images to the line drawings, whatever feels helpful!

Feel free to talk about your own mindfulness practice or share coloring pages in the comments! 

 

To purchase the full coloring book (42 drawings), go to Lulu.com