About mindful colouring

We all lead busy lives, rushing around on autopilot, charging from place to place, multi-tasking at work, taking care of our families and trying to stay in touch with friends. But we now know that taking a moment to pause and be mindful can dramatically improve our well-being, making us feel calmer, less stressed and more at peace with our emotions.

 Being mindful is about paying attention to the present moment, clearing your mind of distractions and focusing on simply being. Pretty much any activity, done right, can be an exercise in mindfulness – walking down the street, eating a piece of chocolate, or simply breathing in and out. But the act of colouring in – carefully and attentively filling a page with colour, the feel of the pencil in your hand as you meditate on the beauty of the whole illustration – is particularly suited to mindful meditation.