Inhale. And exhale ...
There’s nothing in the world like the smell of a fresh box of crayons; especially when it’s the 64-count box with a built-in sharpener!
Crayons and coloring books hold a very special place in my heart. Not only did I regularly color as a child, but at the ripe old age of 16 I bought myself an Archie (think Riverdale) coloring book, a brand-new box of crayons and indulged in my first love: coloring inside the lines.
It’s an innocent pastime that I still do today. Making decisions about colors, deciding whether or not I want to shade the tree a conventional green, or go for a more psychedelic purple, allows me to calm my mind.
As adults, we’re subjected to stress from work, kids, significant others, traffic and bills. Instead of popping that sedative you’re longing for, grab a coloring page, something to mark it up with, and take a deep breath and relax.
At Zappos, we take our core values very seriously. So seriously in fact, that we’ve written a 10-part series highlighting each one. But what, exactly, do our core values have to do with coloring?
I’m glad you asked! Because our talented artists have created some fantastic coloring book pages that you can download and use to de-stress your day.
Make copies, pass them out to your family, your friends and your coworkers. Heck, keep a stack in your car so you can give them to people when you’re stuck in traffic. Let’s create a de-stressed environment for everyone!