Coloring can be helpful with work as well as relaxation. The need to concentrate on coloring particular areas in the way you want will occupy your hands and the left side of your brain, freeing up the right side of your brain to create new patterns and come up with fresh ideas. So any time you need to find a new way to do something or need a brand, spanking new idea, try coloring in a complex picture or using your blending skills on a simpler picture. You will be surprised as to what ideas pop into your head and thoughts that can be put into action. Of course, it’s important to record all those ideas and there are several coloring journals available to keep notes on these, even while you are relaxing with coloring. You can also color in a weekly planner, where you note down all your appointments or your to do list.