The Benefits of Adult Coloring – Why Do It?

The Benefits of Adult Coloring – Why Do It?

I purchased my first Adult Coloring Book a few years ago.  At this present time, I have a variety of coloring books, markers, and pencils. I have received coloring book as gifts and I have given coloring books as gifts as well.  I take coloring books on camping trips and weekend getaways.  Coloring for me is a way to relax and let go.

On one camping trip, my friends and I spent hours coloring inside my camper while the rain came pouring down.  We shared our life challenges and our life aspirations.  It was a great way to reconnect with each other.  We each had different coloring styles which made each page unique and different.

Be gentle with yourself, you can’t fail at self-care. ~ Dr. Samantha, Naturopathic Physician

Benefits of Adult Coloring

  1. Coloring is considered therapeutic to reduce anxiety, relieve stress and alters bad moods.
  2. Coloring is similar to meditating.  It increases focus and shifts our thoughts to the present moment.
  3. Coloring applies both hemispheres of the brain, the right and left, simulating the brain responsible for creativity and logic.  From what I have read some physicians recommend coloring for their Alzheimer and Dementia patients.
  4. Coloring replaces negative thinking as a distraction.
  5. Coloring five minutes before bedtime has been reported to help some people sleep better because of its calming effects.
  6. Social group coloring evaluates relaxation and the joy of spending time with others.
  7. When coloring we are unplugged from technology, which engages in self-care “me time”.
  8. Coloring creates boundaries by staying in the lines and evokes metaphorical boundaries in our personal lives.

 

There is even a National Coloring Day which is August 2nd.  Adult coloring is good for the soul.  How about taking a few minutes each day before going to bed to color and see if it changes your perspective on life. 🙂 ~ Patti

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Summer Newsletter 2018 ~ Coaching for Inspiration with Patti

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Lifescaping ~ What is holding you back in life?

What is Lifescaping?

My definition of Lifescaping is figuring out what you want to escape from and removing it from your life, as a result, creating balance and harmony in your life.

Collins English Dictionary definition of Lifescape –
A narrative that details the intersection of events in an individual’s agency, emotions, health, socio-economic circumstance, cultural norms, and behaviors over their lifespan.

Glosbe English Dictionary definition of Lifescape –
Urban agriculture improves city residents’ lifescape.  The elements of that model include the interdependence of the landscape and lifescape, full participation of intended beneficiaries, values-based planning, and “passing on the gift.”

What is holding you back?
Figuring out what is holding you back from enjoying your life is key.  Being brave and confronting it will end the constant worry, anxiety and unhappiness in your daily life.


What’s in your life you need to remove or change to create harmony in your life?

Make a list of the things that you want to remove from your life.

Here are some examples:

  • A toxic friend
  • A hostile workplace
  • A verbally abusive partner
  • A controlling family member
  • A destructive behavior

The big question is “What do you want in Life?”  

Make a list of things you want, to create harmony and balance in your life.

Here are some examples:

  • Positive Encouraging Friends
  • A Motivating Career
  • A Peaceful Home
  • A Happy Loving Family
  • Good Health
  • Some Fun and Adventure
  • A Healthy Lifestyle

 

What action steps will you take to change your life for the better?

Once you start putting the action steps into motion.  You will feel the shift from being trapped to a sense of peace and freedom.

What are you waiting for?

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The Floating Experience for Work/Life Balance

The Floating Experience for Work/Life Balance

One of my friends told me about floating a couple of years ago and how it can help relieve stress.  I tried it out and really saw the change in my body after the float.  I wish I did it more often and I am guilty of not making it a priority when I really should.  I usually wait until my body is in knots instead of a monthly or every other week schedule.  I went a few days ago and after the float, I was sitting in the relaxing area talking to one of the employees and said to her I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner, it sure does make a difference.  She laughed and said she automatically schedules her times because if she doesn’t it won’t happen.  I said, the world would be a happier place if everyone would float more and relax.  She smiled.  I commented back, I probably should do automatic scheduling too and make it more of a priority in my life.  After the float, I felt so refreshed, renewed and at peace.  My skin felt soft and my muscles much more relaxed.

What is floating?

It is laying down (floating) in a tub or pod of epsom salt water with ear plugs in your ears.  

Why float?

One hour of resting the mind in the salt has all kinds of physical benefits:

*Increases Blood Circulation

*Pain Management

*Increased Immune System Functioning

*Diminishes the Effect of Jet Lag

*Reduce Lactic Acid Build-Up

What to do while floating?

*Meditation

*Breathing Techniques to Relax

*Self-Reflection

*Send Time in Prayer

*Listen to the Calming Music

*Do Nothing, just Enjoy the Peace, Quiet and Alone Time

 

 

Different ways to enjoy the experience: 

*Lights on

*Lights off

*Relaxing music on

*Relaxing music off

*Lid closed

*Lid open

I personally like the music on with the lid closed and blue lights on, however sometimes I turn the lights off.  

For me the experience is relaxing and helps get me balanced.  It calms my spirit and releases the build-up of stress in my body by spending time alone through meditation, silence and prayer.  I know I should do it more often before my body turns into knots.  My personal goal is to start floating at least once a month.  How about you?  Is this something you would be willing to try?

Reflection Questions:

Do you like spending time alone?

Have you ever tried floating? Yes or No

If you have, what was your experience? Did you Like it or Not Liked it and why?

 

 

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Why Have Good Communication Skills?

Recently I went to a local bookstore to turn in some books. I’m starting to declutter my home little by little.  I have a long way to go and have been taking baby steps, one huge bag at a time.  I have books in every room of the house.  I guess you could say I became a book hoarder. 🙂   

When I was at the bookstore I saw a sign that said you can reserve a space on their large couch area for book clubs.  I thought this would be a great place for the Coffee, Coaching & More group.  When I asked about reserving the area none of the staff knew how I could reserve the space.  The manager was out and one of the staff members said to me they didn’t even know there was a space in the bookstore to reserve.  

As I was leaving, I said to one of the employees I’m a life coach and wanted to reserve the space to coach small groups.  She said to me, we need a coach here because the communication in the place is terrible.  I smiled and said yes, communication is very important and I can do group coaching on how to improve communication.  She went over and grabbed a bookstore flyer and said to me, call in a few days when the manager gets back. 

Quote: “Communication is the real work of Leadership” ~ Nitin Nohria

As a leader, communication is an extremely crucial skill to have.  The ability to communicate and train employees to assist customers when the boss is away is vital.  Employees need to feel confident to answer customers questions and not have to rely on the manager.

A supervisor is not helping their employees or customers by hoarding all the information. Being a good leader is about preparing employees to tackle all challenges that arise and provide excellent customer service so the business runs smoothly, no matter what.

Self Reflection Question:

When you are unavailable do you feel confident the business will run efficiently without you?

Please share your thoughts on this question:  What have you personally done lately to increase your communication skills with others?

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Striving to be Honest [Video]

 

Striving to be Honest!

Honesty with oneself is one of the biggest challenges in life.

Honesty does not change with who you hang out with.

Be the same person all the time.

Honesty is not about hurting or offending others.

It’s about being kind and sensitive.

Honesty expresses wisdom and releases expectations.

How can honesty change your life?

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In Case You Missed It on May 11, 2018 ~ My Video Discussion with Angela Ambrosia, Love & Relationship Coach on Honesty in the Workplace and Family Dynamics

 

The World Needs More Honesty and Less Fakeness with Coaches Patti and Angela

My Video Discussion with Angela Ambrosia, Love & Relationship Coach on Honesty in the Workplace and Family Dynamics

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Patti Oskvarek is a personal, leadership and work life balance coach. She is passionate about coaching supervisors and managers on becoming better leaders and creating a balanced fulfilling life.

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