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Therapeutic Coloring

You walk into any store and now you find coloring book for adults! 

Proven to reduce stress and help you to be in the moment is their claim and it did help me I would say- atleast to focus and be in the moment. 

Along with it, it brought back nostalgic memories of my childhood. Color markers were Rs.12 per pack and it was a luxury. I tried my best to not get over excited and use it completely before the year ends and spend another Rs.12. Then when I look back I see it has been years since I have touched a color marker to draw and color with it. 

But now my daughter has a box full of them and I gave myself the permission to get over board and color to my hearts content and the joy I got in return was priceless.

If you haven’t tried this yet, give it a  try. Your inner child would surely be happy to have the most important task of choosing the color combination.

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Don’t die with your music still in you.

Every human being has an urge to create, be it a poem,a meal,gardening or a song. But there is an equally opposing force within us that tries to quell this urge, so that we don’t look stupid or face the criticism of those around us.

After reading that Hitler wanted to be a professional artist but he failed the entrance exam to the Academy of fine Arts in Vienna and you know the rest of the story, I wondered how history would have changed if it wasn’t the case.

This urge within us  for creative expression is something we need to pay heed to and create, not to get accolades from the world but as a way to portray the world through your eyes.

Maybe you might get a few people who would like what you do, but in the end it is the joy of creating that gives you a high like nothing else. Instead, we numb that urge to create with distractions and addictions and finally complain that we don’t have time!

Yes, maybe that interest that you have, cannot be made into a full time profession, but nevertheless we need to put it on our priority list and do what we love to do even if it is for a few hours a week.

Everyone of us are equally creative in our own ways, it is our job to find it and give it wings.

If you need more inspiration. A book that would help you to give yourself the encouragement¬†to create is “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

This book is your permission slip to create and leave a part of you in this world when you are not around anymore.