- Attention flows away from ourselves. A simple act, such as coloring, takes your attention away from yourself and onto the present-moment event. In this way, it is like meditation.
- It relaxes the brain. When thoughts are focused on a simple activity, your brain tends to relax. “We are not disturbed by our own thoughts and appraisals,” he says.
- Low stakes make it pleasurable. The fact that the outcome of coloring is predictable also can be relaxing.
“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” Al Hirschfeld