Gratitude coloring pages are a wonderful way to practice gratitude while also enjoying the advantages of adult coloring. Below are 18 free printable gratitude coloring pages.
The benefits of practicing gratitude
When you feel grateful about anything, that feeling of gratitude makes you happy at that moment. And while feeling grateful now and again is wonderful, the continual daily practice of gratitude can have a profound effect on your life and the way you see the world. This is not hyperbole.
Neuroscientists say that…
What this means is the more we run a neural circuit in our brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. So if you start the practice of gratitude, and you stick to it, that neural circuit becomes stronger as you form positive, happy, grateful neural pathways in your brain. With repetition, gratitude becomes our default setting.
The same is true of the reverse. For example, if you are nit-picking and constantly trying to find fault with things, you will form neural circuits in your brain that have you continually looking for the negative in life.
Of course, changing our mindsets in this way does not happen overnight, but once those “gratitude” neural pathways are set, we see things through “grateful eyes”.
The practice of gratitude is also linked to our mental, emotional, and physical health. When we practice daily gratitude, we are better able to control our thoughts and feelings. Our lives tend to be more peaceful because we are less stressed and anxious.
Benefits of Adult Coloring
According to WebMD, adult coloring comes with many benefits, like:
- Better sleep;
- Better focus;
- Less stress and anxiety;
- Improved motor skills;
- Induces a meditative state;
- Improves your brain function;
- Relaxes your brain.
Adult coloring gratitude journal templates
These free printables and downloads can be used as daily gratitude journal templates. Print as many as you like, as often as you like. To print or download, simply click the link below your preferred free printable gratitude journal.
If you prefer to write your own journal entries, instead of coloring general gratitude quotes, we also have free printable I Am Thankful journal coloring pages.