I am sure you have heard of them by now. Everyone wants an adult coloring book! They are said to help reduce stress and calm anxiety. Just put on some Adele and get out your favorite adult coloring book and have some “you” time. Very popular for gifts this year. Check out the ones below and see if there’s one you or one of your loved ones would like!
Benefits of Adult Coloring Books
Stress reducer: When you have an activity that keeps your brain concentrated on what you are doing, you stop ruminating on your problems.
Helps you relax: Coloring forces you to sit down, stop worrying and just rest while you are doing it.
Great Distraction: Coloring is a great distraction measure to keep your mind off your daily problems thus reducing stress.
Pain Reducer: Keeping your mind focused on something other then your body may also help your mind focus away from chronic pain.
Helps promote creativity: How long has it been since you were able to just be artful, to play with colors and use your imagination? Coloring will bring this side of you back.
Is equal to meditation: When you start an activity like coloring it helps your mind get settle. The mind racing settles down and you can “lose yourself” for the moment in your project.
Increases Concentration: Helps your brain to concentrate by focusing on what you are doing. Helps you to loose the outside noise and just pay attention directly to what you are doing.
Strengthens eye to hand coordination: We use two different areas of our two cerebral hemispheres, according to psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala. “The action involves both logic, , and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills. [source]
Good family activity to do together: This is an activity that everyone in the family can do together. This will help everyone get involved, sit and talk together, and keep everyone offline for a brief period.
Adult Coloring Books
Color Me Fearless: Nearly 100 Coloring Templates to Boost Strength and Courage (A Zen Coloring Book)
Mermaids, Fairies & Fantasy: Coloring Books for Grown-Ups, Adults (Wingfeather Coloring Books) (Volume 4)
Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Books Color Therapy Stationery Cards Set, All Different 32 Coloring Postcards Including 10 Brown Kraft Envelopes Set, Greeting Note Cards and Envelopes Kit
Adult Coloring Books: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Mandalas and Henna Inspired Flowers, Animals, and Paisley Patterns
And what are you going to color your adult coloring book with?
Here are some fun marker and colored pencil sets for you to take a look at.