Stress Relief for Everyday Life

There are some things in life that everyone must deal with and one of those is stress.  Stress can affect us mentally, physically and emotionally and we all have varying tolerance levels for stress.

In today’s world, there are many approaches one can take to manage stress and there is much published material on the topic.  Exercise, mediation, massage, acupuncture and tai chi are just a few activities one can do to manage their stress.  But, it’s not always possible to access these activities so it’s a good idea to create a personalized, stress relief toolkit.

A stress relief tool kit is a predefined list of things or activities that help you manage your stress. Just as stress is based on our own personal perspective, so is our stress management. Some people love massage, while others hate it. Some people find classical music relaxing, while others love rock and roll.  Potential components of a stress relief tool kit may include:

  • Your favorite book
  • Your favorite music
  • A scented candle
  • A coloring kit

As professionals who balance full time jobs with running a creative business, we can attest to the benefits of adult coloring as it relates to stress relief.  Just like meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety.

Be Inspired Adult Coloring stress relief - Keep Calm and Color

The top 5 benefits of coloring for adults:

  1. Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state
  2. Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered
  3. Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity
  4. Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness
  5. Coloring can allow adults to explore feelings and foster self-awareness

While there is no magic bullet to eliminate stress, there are many easily accessible and effective methods to help us manage stress daily. The trick is to find what works for you.

Introducing “Be Inspired” Adult Coloring Book

Be Inspired Adult Coloring for stress relief

We are a two women team who have created the adult coloring book titled “Be Inspired: Adult Coloring Book for Stress Relief Volume 1” to help adults with stress relief, to practice mindfulness and to unlock their creativity. This is a book is the culmination of our own desire to create a more stress free lifestyle.

We have delved deeply into the world of adult coloring and the stress relieving benefits it provides and have created a stunning 30-page book, filled with hand drawn images, all inspired by nature.

To help you get started, we’ve provided a small mandala in this article for you to color.  We invite you to join the CLS VIP club and take a few more steps into the world of adult coloring.  As a CLS VIP member, you’ll have access to insider information on the world of Be Inspired, free Be Inspired coloring pages, early notifications of new Be Inspired: Adult Coloring Books, discounts and Be Inspired events.

Be Inspired Adult Coloring for stress relief - Fem Mandala

Let’s Connect!

 We would love to hear from you and about your story of how you came to the world of adult coloring.  Write to us at and we may publish your story in one of our upcoming blogs.  Connect with us on social media.  We love to share and we’re always looking at how we can provide more of what you love, so be sure to let us know any suggestions you might have.  The CLS Creative Team.

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Written by The CLS Creative Team

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