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National Relaxation Day is Monday, August 15, 2016.

The merriam-webster.com defines relaxation as:
: a way to rest and enjoy yourself
: time that you spend resting and enjoying yourself
: something that you do to stop feeling nervous, worried, etc.

What does relaxation look like to you?

To me, relaxation can come in a variety of forms: cooking up my favorite meal without racing against a timeline, sitting outside on a beautiful summer day reading a book too good to put down, or honing my creative side and coloring skills while listening to classical music.

Research shows adult coloring books have proven their de-stressing powers. According to neuropsychologist Dr. Stan Rodski, coloring elicits a relaxing mindset, similar to what you would achieve through meditation. Like meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus on the moment.

Coloring for adults also helps1:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Activate both the analytical and creative sides of the brain
  • Generate wellness and mindfulness
  • Control vision and fine motor skills
  • Reconnect with their inner child

Color by number with Color Counts

MindWare’s Color Counts coloring books are great for kids and adults alike! Filled with original, hand-drawn illustrations, the books incorporate the color-by-number concept, ultimately revealing fantastic hidden images! Once the hidden images have been revealed, get creative by coloring the corresponding unnumbered illustration using your own unique style.

Color Counts Adorable Animals Sample Page

Download a free sample page of Color Counts: Adorable Animals here!

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 Color Counts: Adorable Animals following the color-by-number guide.

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 Color Counts: Adorable Animals with a unique color scheme. 

 

 

Our customers love Color Counts, too!

Color Counts set review 1

Color Counts set review 2

Color Counts Landscapes review 1

 

We’d love to see your unique colored designs!

Share with us at showus@mindware.com, and at @MindWareToys on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

 

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Download a free sample page of Color Counts: Landscapes here!

 

(110 Therapeutic benefits of coloring books for adults: http://www.color-meanings.com/10-therapeutic-benefits-of-coloring-books-for-adults/)

 

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