A New Type of Stress Relief

There are many tools and ideas to help with stress, here's another one that is sure to keep you excited and feeling inspired - coloring. Yes, it is a kids past time and  known for kids. However, what if I told you coloring is not only for kids? What if I told you there are millions of intricate, detailed and hard adult coloring books? I would get my pens and colored pencils out for this one.

Johanna Basford, an extremely talented artist, creates these amazing coloring books. The patterns are fantastic and one can tell Johanna draws her heart and soul in these books. As her past coloring books, for example, the Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, making a KILLING, her new coloring book Lost Ocean is being released October 27th. Ever wanted to wander under the sea and live with all the sea animals? Ever wanted to color in all shapes and sizes of underwater animals? Then, you need to pick up this book. You can pre-order a copy before October 27 or buy it on that day! Click HERE to learn more about where you can pre-order.

But how and why does coloring serve as a stress relief tool? Johanna mentions for her, drawing is extremely therapeutic. Coloring can even be a form of meditation. What happens when you start coloring in these patterns is that it relaxes your amygdala. This is the side of the brain that attaches to fear and when coloring, it releases that side of the brain and allows the brain to relax. This relaxation allows you to de-stress.

In addition, coloring is just extremely fun and this in itself can allow you to relax and think of what types of colors you are going to use, what page you're going to do next and so on.

Coloring keeps your mind off your "busy life" and allows you to unwind and allows you to be completely creative. Sometimes adults are caught up in the real world, coloring is a chance to connect to that easy-going inner child. This can alter your overall mood when you aren't coloring and can really help you strive to be as positive as you can be!  By spending time on these detailed patterns, you are allowing your creativity to flow, allowing your mind to relax and pretty much entering a therapeutic state. Now, go pick up these amazing coloring books, some nice pens or colored pencils (whatever you prefer) and start your de-stressing.

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http://www.johannabasford.com/

Law Of Attraction

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The Law of Attraction simply means you attract what you think and focus upon. All that you are is your thoughts, your ideas and beliefs. By simply shifting your thoughts to positive ones and manifesting your desires, you WILL receive them. You do this by trusting the universe and losing all resistance and doubt. However, this can mean both negative and positive. We use the Law of Attraction whether we realize it or not, by thinking negative thoughts and subconsciously manifesting negative situations, we are negatively using the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is a magnet effect that allows you to bring in anything your mind desires. When releasing all the resistance attached to your “want” and manifested it by using the Law Of Attraction, you will attract what you are focusing on.

How to use the Law of Attraction

  • You need to quiet your mind and relax your thoughts
  • Begin to visualize and imagine what you’re trying to attract
  • Some examples can be a new car, a new house, a new career, a new love, some incoming money, a new friend, a successful upcoming test or speech or job interview – the ideas are endless, it’s whatever pertains to YOU!
  • Believe in the universe and trust the universe to give you what you are trying to attract
  • Release your doubt and your resistance
  • When you finally have calmed your thoughts and gathered what you want to attract, ask the universe for it
  • Visualize it
  • Day dream about your manifestation and pretend like you have already obtained it, feel it in your thoughts. Day dream for no more than 10 minutes (because more than this can allow you to leave your original manifestation and it will become scattered)
  • Extra things you can do are to write it down, post a picture of what it is on your nightstand so daily you wake up looking at it, constantly wake up and day dream about it and look at your pictures or what you wrote down
  • Continue your life and “set it and forget it” in the universe

Taken from Business Insider, here are 12 tips to use when using the Law Of Attraction

  1. You attract good or bad experiences based on your thoughts
  2. Thinking about something invites it in, even if you don’t want it
  3. The more you focus on something, the more powerful it becomes
  4. It’s better to trust your emotions than over-think a decision
  5. You can make good things happen more quickly by thinking and visualizing about them more – spend time everyday visualizing, even for one minute
  6. To make a change, you’ve got to see things as you hope them to be, not as they are
  7. You can increase your magnetic power by devoting time to “powerful thinking” each day
  8. Success isn’t a finite source, everyone can have it
  9. Don’t allow yourself to wallow in disappointment
  10. Avoid negative TV shows that deal with negative experiences like crime or illness
  11. Know that your relationship is bad because you made it that way
  12. Don’t worry about what you’re dreaming , instead, use your dreams as a guide

How the Law of Attraction Will Improve your Daily Life

Here are just helpful tips to pay attention to when using the law of attraction, and how it can really improve your daily life. Be sure to click and check out the links below helpful links!

Good luck!

Use the Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction Magazine

9 Habits to Manifest Your Dreams using the Law of Attraction

7 Signs that the Law of Attraction is Working for You

11 Reasons Why You Should Meditate

brn4 The above picture proves the science behind meditation. The colors on the before represent the stress, noise, thoughts and frustration, and after meditation, you can notice that those colors fall away, leaving your mind, heart and soul balanced and secure.

Shawn Achor states, "Studies show that in the minutes right after meditating, we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy. And, research even shows that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness".

Read more at http://higherperspective.com/2015/01/happy.html#OIifY7RlBpqsOtOG.99

1. Meditation keeps you calm and centered.

2. It improves your negative emotions into relatively positive ones.

3. You can manifest many things, some external or internal. For example, better health, getting over a cold, or even put out in your meditation you want to acquire a new house, car or shoes, the possibilities are endless.

4. There are many variations of meditation and many different ways you can play with it to find the way that is most suitable for you to truly enhance your happiness. It is proven that meditation makes you happier long term.

5. Meditation can rewire your system and allow you to let go of past mistakes, conflicts and allow you to let go and be in the moment right here and now. When you are in the present moment, many flowing opportunities come to you and you can began to experience true joy and happiness.

6. Allows your perception and sensitivity to heighten which allows you to become more open.

7. Answers questions or struggles you may be dealing with. In a deep meditation and trance, answers to your problems will flow and come to you because you are so content and in the moment that it eventually gives you the answer you're looking for.

8. Allows you to be aware of your thoughts, during and after the meditation. In other words, you can see the amount of thoughts you have decrease, and the thoughts you do still have, will be able to have more positive thoughts as well as when the negative thoughts come, you are easily able to weave them out.

9. Motivates you, inspires you, and allows you to conquer anything you'd desire. It gives you drive to do something you've been resisting previously, allowing you to manifest your destiny and desires.

10. Allows you to show more gratitude. When you have gratitude, you're ultimate being comes forth because no matter what, we should always be grateful and meditation taps into our gratitude. Since you are so in the moment, you focus on the little things to be grateful for, such as a the room or people you are with in your meditation.

11. Five senses are heightened. Tastes are stronger and you treat food with gratitude, respect and with love. Smell is more prominent. Hearing words, conversations or songs are often found more appreciation of after meditation.

These 11 reasons are why you should meditate because meditation clears your blockages, reduces stress and improves your quality of life to it's fullest.