Kindergarteners and kindergarteners at heart, rejoice! Yesterday was National Coloring Book Day, which means you were given an official reason to take out your Lisa Frank coloring book (or Benedict Cumberbatch coloring book, no judgment) and get to work.
We’ve covered the trend of achieving mindfulness via colored pencils and paper in the past, but in case you’re in need a of a fast stat, check this: according to Nielsen, the total sales of colored pencils was up 26.3% in 2015 — a huge increase, compared to the 1.3%-7.2% growth of the previous years.
Hotels and resorts are starting to get in on the mindfulness game too. It makes sense — vacation is the time to detach from the world and forget all your day to day problems. Some hotels actually offer guests adult coloring books to help them de-stress, while other properties are getting into the mindfulness game in other ways.
If you need to chill a little, check out these options and start planning your next retreat:
Color And Meditate In Style With Morgans Hotel Group
The Morgans Hotel Group wants to make sure their guests’ mental health is in tip-top shape. That’s why they launched a program that provides guests with access to both coloring books and the Buddhify app.
But it isn’t just any coloring book on offer: the illustrations for the book were created by artist Peter Arkle. Guests get to color in iconic scenes from various iconic Morgans properties — like the stained glass staircase at the Sanderson London or the library at the Hudson New York.
The app, too, is Morgans-specific: the hotel group teamed up with the creators of the buddhify app, Mindfulness Everywhere, to produce travel meditations specifically designed for their guests.
Discover Mindfulness In The Wild With The National Park Service
Not only is today National Coloring Book Day, but this month also marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in the U.S. What better way to find your inner peace than by surrounding yourself with mountains and wildlife?