De-Stress: How French Women Cure Anxiety

Jul 10, 2014 | Eating Right, Motivation

Oh to be a French woman – they have the lottery when it comes to health and wellness, don’t they? I have already written about how French woman don’t get fat, and now they’ve come with an even more ridiculously amazing way to cure stress and anxiety.

Colouring books.

Yes, you read that right. French women are now using colouring books to cure their anxiety and to de-stress after a long day’s work. To help aid this wellness movement, French publishers are marketing books specifically at adults, replacing pictures of puppies and Disney characters with that of landscape and psychedelic scenes.

While ‘art therapy’ has been going along for years, French dames have now managed to find a mature angle to staying in between the lines.

How does it work? 

As per child psychologists, when you’re concentrating on colouring, your breathing slows down, your mind muscles relax, you move into a transcending zone of meditation and everything around you becomes insignificant.

Explains why French women are all over it…

Would you borrow your kid’s colouring book to relax? I am tempted to give it a try – anything for some peace and quiet, I say. 



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