Delight your inner child with a box of crayons & images of fairy tales, flowers, superheroes, animals, & whatever else strikes your fancy.
Coloring suspends the ‘adult’ critical, worrying, over-thinking mind for a bit & puts you in a slower, creative zone where negativity & stress can be channeled into something colorful & cool to look at.
Try shopping at a kids’ bookstore & see what they have in the coloring book section- you might be surprised. I found this Paris Fashion coloring book!
Here’s a coloring exercise: At the end of each day reflect on your general mood over the last 24 hours. Figure out what color you’d assign to that mood. For example, if you had a great day you might categorize it ‘happy’ & choose yellow; days where you feel more negative might be black/ grey/ brown; & anger might be red. On a blank paper color each of the colors you assign to your changing moods over a period of 2 weeks, then look at all the different colors you added. What does it look like as a whole? What colors occur the most?