F is for Felt-Tip Pens

F Is For Felt-Tip Pens

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I was going to write today about Focus, but having covered awareness a few days ago I thought I’d cover something that seems to be all the rage at the moment – and something that you can easily adopt to assist you in moving towards having a Mindfulness Mindset.

A couple of years ago I wrote a WISH post all about colouring books, and since then they seem to have become the real buzz thing.  I think nearly every woman I know got one for Christmas last year!  But how does getting your felt tip pens out help you to be mindful?

Well, it turns out that F is actually all about Focus after all!  Because that’s what colouring in allows you to do – the great thing about these colouring books is that they take your focus.  As you concentrate on the patterns and colours, you stop thinking about what you did earlier that day, and stop worrying about what you’ve got coming up.

Instead of giving your attention to things that are outside of your control, you focus fully on what you’ve got in front of you – welcome to life in the moment!

Getting your felt tip pens out is a great way of getting Mindful for anybody, but if you struggle with a traditional meditation style then these colouring books could be perfect for you?

If you’ve ever tried out these colouring books, or know of someone who might find giving them a go useful, why not give this post a share so others can benefit from them too.

 

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  7 comments for “F is for Felt-Tip Pens

  1. April 8, 2016 at 12:03 am

    What a great way to take an out of the box F and bring it right around to your theme. Well done.

  2. April 13, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I absolutely agree with this! Colouring is such a mindful and calming activity for me. I love being able to focus on the simple task of following a curve or filling in a shape. (Plus, I adore my felt-tip pens!)

  3. April 21, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I must be one of the few women who DIDN’T get a colouring book and pens last Christmas 🙁 So I did what everyone in that situation should do: I went out an bought them for myself. Last week actually. So about to set aside some time later today to start on my first design. I used to love colouring in A3 posters when I would in my early teens so I’m looking forward to relaxing as well as triggering some happy childhood memories.

    • April 21, 2016 at 9:54 am

      I LOVE my colouring – it’s become my treat after a busy day. Love to hear how you get on with yours Nicci
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  4. May 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Brilliant write-up. Thanks a lot for posting.
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