Colouring-in is meditative. A number of studies have shown that it helps to reduce anxiety. Right now, the world is anxious; people are anxious. The time and focus that the activity requires can help anyone struggling with negative thoughts and habits by redirecting them into something positive, helping them in a safe and productive way. Plus, it’s fun, there’s a little inherent nostalgia for comfort…
…and it keeps children still and quiet.
International creative music agency, MassiveMusic, is encouraging everybody of all ages to slow down and get creative during Mental Health Awareness week with a colouring book.
People can give Lady Gaga even more colour than she has in her Stupid Love video; make Frank Zappa even wilder; Freddie Mercury a more glittery star.
The book is part of its #DontStopTheMusic campaign, which encourages people to explore music to reduce stress.
Through its Music x Mind initiative, MassiveMusic has always encouraged music as a healing tool, but this time is combining it with the power of art and craft, by curating a music colouring book.
The colouring book is free to download here. The music agency will share people’s artwork (#minimasterpieces for a re-share) on its Instagram channel.