My morning routine includes this board that lets you paint art that disappears in seconds


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While a lot of us are finding comfort in puzzles and coloring books, I've found everyday comfort in the Buddha Board. Not only is it helping me unwind before work, but it's also a more sustainable alternative to other arts and crafts.

Now that I'm in month 10 of quarantine, and a new year, I need new and refreshing ways to self-care. When my skincare routine wasn't enough, I whipped out my Buddha Board. I'm no artist, but there's something therapeutic about drawing random lines. What's cool about the Buddha Board is that it only takes water to create a masterpiece — then it evaporates.

While I didn't believe it would do much, I actually feel calmer when starting my day with the Buddha Board. After a morning walk and a shower, the board is the first thing I whip out and use while steaming my face before starting my skincare routine. (I'm extra with my routine, and you should be too, especially in these times.)

Shop: The Original Buddha Board: Relaxing Water Painting with Bamboo Brush & Stand, $34.95

Credit: Amazon

Credit: Amazon

The board comes with a bamboo brush and a stand that you can easily pour water into and get to painting. Not to mention, cleanup is a breeze.

I'm not the only person who loves the Buddha Board. The artboard is the number one bestseller in Drawing Tables and Board on Amazon. Plus, almost 4,000 Amazon shoppers have reviewed the Buddha Board and given it a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. One shopper explained how it helped them to relax and let go.

"This board has helped me and became a big coping tool," they wrote. "If you’re like me and have a hard time dealing with lack of control, this is helpful. [It's] super relaxing and [a] great deal!"

Another shopper said that the board brought upon "a truly transformative experience."

"It's frankly stupid that such a simple thing can bring such deep and spiritual relaxation, but it really, really does!" the shopper wrote. "I've tried yoga and meditation and they don't work for me, but this has been a truly transformative experience. I'm obsessed."

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