One of my favorite stress relievers is coloring. Yes I am older than 10 but hey! isn't coloring something everyone can and should be able to enjoy? When I was in school I would bring coloring books to use after tests and finals. The simple act of coloring provided an escape for my mind and allowed me to relax and shift the focus to the creative side of my brain...this made me happy!
When it comes to team building, it is really important that we recognize that our team members may need a way to de-stress and take a mental break between activities. Think of coloring as a pallet cleanser. When you are fortunate enough to dine in a fine restaurant with a multiple course meal, they provide a small bite of food that they refer to as a pallet cleanser. This allows the diner to wipe the slate clean and prepare for the next course. I suggest we use coloring for the exact same thing. If you are having a conference or string of meetings build in time for a coloring break. Yes you may get some strange looks but adults are just big kids and if the leader and one other person in the participate, you will see a domino effect and soon everyone will be coloring.
Having a long meeting? Put some coloring pages out on the table and colors to allow people to take these at their leisure. Some people are tactile and kinesthetic learners this means that they learn best and focus best when their body is engaged in activity or movement. Allow your adult team members to use this technique to keep them focused and engaged.
The attached document has 5 different Adult Coloring Pages. Feel free to download and print these options. You can find additional coloring pages online.
Have fun my friends!