12 Days of Giveaways – Day 8

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Today is Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways! Today’s giveaway is an adult coloring set from Kimberly at Grace is Sufficient.

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Photo credit: Image modified by Being Fibro Mom; original photo by Vjom at Dollar Photo Club

I’m super excited about this giveaway for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it’s a beautiful and thoughtful gift from my friend, Kimberly at Grace is Sufficient.

coloring set from Grace is Sufficient
Photo credit: Kimberly from Grace is Sufficient

Coloring is not just for kids!

While there is no research to support coloring as a form of relaxation, art therapy has been used as a relaxation technique for quite some time. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Scott Bea, Psy.D., has said –

While adult coloring may differ slightly from this mindfulness art therapy, I suspect the adult coloring would yield similar results. It is likely that its therapeutic benefits would be similar to listening to a person’s favorite music…Adult coloring requires modest attention focused outside of self-awareness. It is a simple activity that takes us outside ourselves. In the same way, cutting the lawn, knitting, or taking a Sunday drive can all be relaxing.

Dr. Bea says coloring can be relaxing in three ways (read more):

  1. Attention flows away from ourselves.
  2. It relaxes the brain.
  3. Low stakes make it pleasurable.

It’s important to reduce stress and find ways to relax. This is especially important for those with a chronic illness. Stress can trigger a flare in symptoms and cause more pain.

Here are some more beautiful adult coloring kits at Amazon:

 

Sargent Colored Pencils (36 Count), Prismacolor Pencil Sharpener and Adult Coloring Book (Bundle of 3 Items) (Whimsical Gardens by Alexandra Cowell)

Colorama Coloring Book for Adults with 12 Colored Pencils, Create Something Wonderful & Relax

Just for Laughs Adult Coloring Book Kit with Pencil Set

Enter for a chance to win an adult coloring set from Kimberly! The winner will be drawn on December 20 and will be contacted via email*.

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*Each winner will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck to all entrants! Merry Christmas!

Click the image for all the 12 Days of Giveaways:

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Photo credit: Image modified by Being Fibro Mom; original photo by Vjom at Dollar Photo Club

Brandi

Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network. Facebook-+-Twitter-+-Instagram

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