Here are Blueberry Co, we recognise the importance of World Mental Health Day (this year, on Monday 10 October).
We love that colouring has been shown to help mental wellbeing, by improving focus and sleep (as part of a wind-down routine), reducing stress, improving motor skills and promoting mindfulness.
We know colouring is great for our kids’ development – and there are plenty of reasons for Mum and Dad to pick up the pencils (or extensive marker collection…) as well.
A study quoted on Healthline.com found 20 minutes of mandala colouring “significantly relieved feelings of anxiety compared to plaid pattern colouring, free drawing, and reading”.
According to Beaumont.org (a large health care system in the US):
“Colouring has the ability to relax the fear centre of your brain, the amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest.”
So, in light of World Mental Health Day, we have a free sheet on offer chosen specifically to help you unwind, feel good, and enjoy some colouring time with your family!
Our books are designed to bring the joys of colouring, personalisation and memory recording together.
We often get members of our Blueberry Co community saying how much colouring helps them relax, and bonds their family too.
“New member to the club! This has become a great activity for me to enjoy with my children … Definitely brought some calm and bonding to our little fam” – Tara
“I have always loved colouring in as a way to relax. But I was colouring in so much I found I wasn’t enjoying it when there was no purpose to it. Blueberry books couldn’t have been more perfect for me, I get to colour in with purpose and I get to create beautiful things that people will see and I am proud of.” – Jessica
“Huge stress relief for me, it’s my me time and I don’t have any guilt in taking that time because they are for my boys.” – Justine
Download our free sheet today and unwind tonight before bed – or whenever you wish – with some therapeutic colouring!
And if you are experiencing any mental health issues, please check in with someone who can help or contact Lifeline.