You might think of coloring as something just for toddlers and elementary school kids but, coloring actually utilizes areas of the brain that enhance focus and concentration. It also helps with problem solving and organizational skills. Our frontal lobes are responsible for these higher level activities and functions of the brain, and coloring detailed pictures activates all those properties. Coloring utilizes both the right and left hemispheres of the brain. When we are thinking about balance, color choices, or applying colored pencil to paper, we are working on problem solving and fine motor skills. In addition to stimulating our minds, coloring has also been notably beneficial for stress relief, PTSD, relaxation and several other wellness perks!