Use These 4 Coloring Pages to De-Stress and Get Inspired
Wow, lately I have been feeling so busy it has been hard to catch my breath and there are times it has even been to the point of overwhelm. As a freelancer and blogger, there are plenty of ebbs and flows to my schedule and it can make my schedule a bit unpredictable. There are those times when I have many tight deadlines and other obligations that all seem to need my attention at the same time. Can you relate?
Every profession, life situation, or season can become overwhelming at times. Like having little ones at home, a demanding job or caring for older parents can create times when everything is happening at once. It seems so hard during these times to carve out the time you need to refuel, rest or find a calm moment to reset your nervous system and reflect. To make matters worse, I then cut my sleep schedule in order to get more done and this only makes it harder to concentrate which ultimately slows me down, ramps up my stress levels and makes me prone to more mistakes or missing details.
Even though I often struggle to step off the crazy train for a short time, I am always glad when I do. Oftentimes, it will take my husband, sister or good friend to let me know I need a break-even if it is just a short one. I am grateful for those friends that reach out and encourage me to fill up my battery. It is so encouraging to know they care enough to lovingly step in when I can’t seem to draw good boundaries in the moment.
Are you feeling like you are racing from thing to thing, task to task, or person to person? Is your mind racing with anxiety? Do you feel like your connection with yourself is getting lost in the shuffle? If so, let me be that friend for you. Please take a few minutes for yourself and engage in something that might help you to feel centered, loved and heard. It is amazing what even just 15 minutes of deep breathing, meditation, walking, reading or engaging in a creative exercise will do for your well-being.
Coloring can be a wonderful way to engage the creative parts of our brain and open us up to the flow state. Even just the act of choosing a color causes us to quiet our mind ever so slightly to hear what our heart might be saying. And I love coloring because it is something that can be pulled out and do without too much set up or take down. Like so many creative endeavors it is something you can engage with over time and don’t have to finish in one sitting. It doesn’t take up too much space and is very portable too!
If you love to color and it replenishes your energy, please feel free to download these coloring sheets I created for you. I love to include encouraging quotes to be contemplated while you color and make it your own.
If the world is swirling around you right now and you are having a hard time taking a break, well that might be just the indication that an evening or afternoon off or some short scheduled creative time is just what you need. You matter. Your well-being matters and everything that is meant to get done will get finished in the right time. Promise.
Printing Suggestions for these Free Adult Coloring Pages for Encouragement
1. At home if you have a printer
2. At your local print shop or photo center
3. Using an online print service such as Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, Target, Costco, Shutterfly, etc.
If you like to color with crayons or colored pencils, then standard printing paper should work just fine. If you like to use markers or paints to add color, I suggest printing on high-quality card stock like this one.
Please read before downloading these Encouraging Coloring Pages
There are very few things that give me more joy than making art and sharing it with others. Creating resources that might help usher in a little stress relief or cultivate a creative moment is at the heart of my mission and passion. Because of this, I strive to offer a good amount of my designs and resources for free.
These printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. I ask that you not redistribute. Feel free to use these at home, in your classroom or therapy office. However, you may not sell, redistribute or claim these designs as your own. If you would like to use these for a wider audience, I do license these and other works commercially, and I would love to hear from you. Please reach out to me HERE to discuss your project.
If you would like to share my Winter Themed Bookmarks with your own audience, please do! I only ask that you give credit to A Peace Of Werk and link back to this post.