Okay, so I am not one of those incense burning hippie types. I do like a good broomstick skirt on occasion but I am certainly not the Birkenstock wearing psychedelic type. If anything I am conservative and careful not to get too New Age with my beliefs. I can appreciate the beliefs of all cultures, but am just not really into too much of that tranquility and peace, zen stuff.
As evidenced by my last few posts maybe I need a little more feng shui going on in our house. I was gifted a set of virtue magnets (more about those in another post) and when the order came they had included a mandala coloring page. The description said for peace and tranquility. Stress Relief was in big letters. I could use a little stress relief, I thought. So I pulled out some markers and got to work. I worked on that picture for 3 days and I am still not done. Was it a magic tranquility pill, no. But it does give one a chance to step back and just focus on something else for a few minutes.
I was also very surprised when my son asked to also color one, so we printed a few out and he happily colored them for over an hour. That afternoon when he started getting a little hyper I handed him another one, he eagerly started coloring and calmed down. Will it work every time, probably not. But I am gonna ride this ship as far as it will take me. He even started drawing his own mandalas.
So I highly suggest checking out some free mandala coloring pages or getting some books, they have lots available on Amazon.