An open coloring book adorned with intricate designs and patterns, perfect for promoting mindfulness, relaxation, and overall well-being through creative expression

Coloring & Journaling: Keys to a Healthy Mindset

Written by: Juliana Yasmine



Time to read 4 min

Life on the go can be fast paced, forward moving constantly without pause, breathe or presence in the moment. When you don’t pause to tune into your Self then you may find you lose your way, become out of balance and at a loss of knowing who you are and what your purpose is.  Journaling is intended to encourage you to find space to sit in the Now with yourself to write thought, color, & inspire you to have affirmations and bring clarity and calm to your day.

What does Eunoia Mean?

Eunoia is a term that originates from Greek philosophy, meaning "beautiful thinking" or "well mind." It refers to a state of having a well-balanced mind or a harmonious mindset. In modern usage, eunoia often describes a positive mental state characterized by goodwill, compassion, and openness to beauty and positivity. It can also refer to the capacity for empathy and understanding towards others.

When I discovered this word I believed it to be the perfect title for a mindful coloring book and journal.  It embodies the focus of self-discovery & encapsulates the essence of the experience it offers. The term "eunoia" speaks to the beautiful thinking and well-balanced mindset that individuals strive for when engaging in mindful practices such as coloring and journaling. By combining the act of coloring with reflective prompts and journaling exercises, this book encourages readers to cultivate eunoia within themselves—a state of inner harmony, compassion, and understanding. Through the creative process of coloring and the introspective practice of journaling, readers embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, nurturing their mental well-being and fostering a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them.

So why is coloring important?

Colouring stimulates the brain with creative and logic emotion & expression and it’s a great solution for stress relief to help alleviate anxieties.  It’s a great mindful distraction for your mind shifting from problematic or stressful situations to allowing thoughts & emotions to flow freely in a positive inspiring direction.  If you are or have been experiencing a mental block coloring can be a step forward to get those creative juices flowing once again.  Creative work can help to problem solve any static energy you are holding onto.  It will encourage you to release tension and flow freely through your mind without judgement.  If you find it hard to meditate you can practice by using coloring as a form of "active" meditation.  So take a break from screens & unplug by shifting focus from technology refreshing your mind, body & soul with the vibrant energy that color stimulates us with.

Why would journaling be good for you?

You don't need to be an artist or Meditation Guru to sit down and write the thoughts that flow through your head - the only requirement is that you are Human.

It’s great for anyone who is ready to release judgement on themselves.

If you are ready to grow it can aid transition from an unhealthy mindset to find positivity in your daily habits.

For those days you're not in the mood to write you can simply be present in the activity of coloring, drawing or doodling.

Discover your priorities and desires when you create affirmations from your heart & set intentions for yourself.

When you are struggling with inner demons and needing to redirect your focus - sit down with yourself & work on some journal pages, provoke inner thought and learn about yourself - you are worth knowing!

Whats great about a having a coloring book & journal laying around?

Our coloring book/journal Eunoia is a small size making it great to bring on a hike, throw in your travel pack or just to have on your bedside table for morning & evening moments to yourself.  Small Journals are always great to whip out when you need grounding in the present and a little motivation for your day! There is no right way to color, set intentions or learn more about know that anyone can fine value in a journal to better get to know themselves!

In a nut shell:

  • Take a journal with you everywhere you go that is small, light & portable.
  • Whether you’re bored or need to escape a lurking demon...grab your journal and write out a prompt or fill a page with a doodle or drawing to help re-direct your mind with a positive loving thought.
  • Learn how to create instead of consume when you find yourself mindlessly reaching for your phone to scroll.

If you decide to get into a little journaling, you'll discover the intention of guiding You through Daily Mindfulness practices that will help re-center You and bring more joy to Your life. 

What else?

I have always found that when I sit down to write ~ it teaches me to live in the Now.  I can assess myself in the moment and check in with how I feel emotionally & physically.  I find it is a great opportunity to dispel negativity & focus on the good, the great, the wonderful & all the majestic wonders I am blessed with in life. 

“The creative adult is the child who survived” - Ursula Leguin

Juliana Yasmine

As a passionate advocate for mindfulness and creativity, she has found a love for coloring all her life. With a background in fine art and a love for mindfulness practices, she explores the therapeutic benefits of coloring for mental health and well-being. Through her writing, Juliana seeks to inspire others to embrace the joy of coloring and unlock their inner artist.

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