Add Colour to Your Translator’s Life
12 antistress colouring pages with a translation twist
There are myriad ways to maintain our mental health—and doing so is especially important for ourselves and our communities at a time like this.
It feels like there is so much beyond our control. But there is still a lot we can control. It is within our power to get a grasp on anxiety as, clearly, there are many things we can do. Start with one of them today and be the force of calm in a world of unknown chaos.
- Create an in-house workout (I’ve joined 6-week online challenge, and it helps immensely)
- Cook healthy meals
- Take a few minutes to meditate, take enough sleep
- Call friends and family to stay socially connected
- Create: draw, plant, write, cook or colour
And smile! Even if you don’t feel like smiling.
For me, drawing (and colouring) is a way to restore fine motor skills after days of typing, to cut off from the world for a while and set my boundaries.
Initially, I was planning to make a compilation of antistress colouring pages by the end of the year. But as nearly everyone has more free time on their hands right now, I thought it could be April as well.
Please click on the picture you like and save it to print out and colour. Or you can download all of them in one handy PDF file with 12 antistress colourings.
I am going to add the coloured variants as soon as I complete them (usually I use coloured pencils and markers/gouache).
If you notice a mistake or have an idea for a new colouring, feel free to leave a comment.
Image source: justcolor.net (images free for personal and non-commercial use).
Keep calm and find your home Zen.
Like many parts of the world, my country has been locked down because of the pandemic. Well, at least I have time to practice my Photoshop and InDesign skills.
It can’t get any worse. Or can it?
All this work I haven’t done yet.
Who needs vacation anyway?
Sorry, I don’t speak stupid.
International Translation Day: Keep calm and translate on
Give me the context, or give me death
Everything is translatable by now
Never postpone what you can cancel. Take your time and rest now to be productive later.
Something to do waiting for your first project to kick in.
Go away! I have a deadline.
We are all mad here.
Keep calm and colour your days and your year. 🙂
Download the PDF file with 12 antistress colourings
Olesya Zaytseva is a proficient translator and marketer with more than 20 years of experience bringing her clients’ online presence to the next level through content translation, creation and promotion. Pursuing writing, archery, and combinatorial creativity. English, German, Ukrainian into Russian.