Relieve Stress With Coloring

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Life can be extremely stressful. Over the past few years, life has thrown me many obstacles. Things that should have broke me made me stronger in many ways. As a child I loved coloring, I would sit for hours coloring. It was peaceful and relaxing. With everything life has challenged me with, I ended up seeing a therapist. Never would I have thought to start coloring as an adult to help ease my mind. While in therapy one day, my therapist broke out her adult coloring book and gel pens. From that day right there, I knew I had something to help keep my mind busy and to help relief the stress of life.

I began coloring daily, I would start a page and by the time I was finished, I had already been coloring for hours. My favorite to color with is glitter gel pens.

I haven’t had the chance to color much since coming back to Michigan. However, thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to get several coloring books and some color pencils. Depression over the past few months has been bad for me. I get to where I want to be by myself in a room with my thoughts. I know this isn’t good for me, but it’s my way of coping. So when my package arrived, I knew I had to start coloring. Coloring can be extremely therapeutic, while it doesn’t fight the depression, doesn’t stop my tears, it does help me focus on something else.

If you battle depression, anxiety or stress. I would strongly urge you to get a few adult coloring books from Oriental Trading. One great thing about their coloring books is most have easy tear out pages. You can use color pencils, crayons, sharpies, gel pens and even paints to help ease your mind and color with.


About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan. She enjoys doing many things with her family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with her daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. I am also someone who fights with those terrible three issues. I have become wildly addicted to adult coloring because it DOES help with those issues far more than some people want to admit. I got to take advantage of reviewing some awesome adult coloring products too and posted about them yesterday.
    I love the book selections you made! Your LOVE picture is stunning. Thank you for sharing your finished product with us.

    • Jammie Morey says:

      Never would I have thought that coloring would help. I heard of adult coloring books, but thought they were silly. Until therapy, they help a ton.

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