Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. I bet a lot of you guys have some, just like me. Coloring has a calming effect, plus it’s just a fun way to pass a little time.
But you can also get mood-boosting benefits from simply scribbling on some paper. So, the next time you’re bored in a meeting or trying to get out of a funk, try drawing these shapes for your desired mood shift...
To soothe your nerves, draw a rose.
To energize and stimulate your mind, go for spirals and loops.
To clear a busy brain, try lines (in any direction, but horizontal is best).
To nourish your creativity, go with circles.
To let go of negative energy, draw triangles.
To feel more hopeful, clovers work wonders.
For reassurance, sketch out some squares.