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How Adult Coloring Books can Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety!

Contrary to popular belief the act of coloring, isn't child's play. In fact, in recent months adult coloring books have taken the world by storm as hundreds of thousands of adults have realized how relaxing coloring can be. If you're looking to express your creativity and are tempted to purchase your first adult coloring book, continue reading to discover two reasons why you should hop on the adult coloring book trend.

Two reasons why you should purchase an adult coloring book:

  1. The act of coloring, is thought to be soothing to the mind 

If you often feel stressed or highly strung, the simple act of taking some time to sit down in a quiet spot and focus on a task such as coloring, is thought to help relieve stress and anxiety. In fact, many therapists actually recommend coloring art to their clients as a form of art therapy. 

Why is coloring in such an effective form of art therapy? When you focus on a simple
task that requires concentration, such as coloring between the lines and selecting harmonious color combinations, you'll stop focusing on the parts of your life which are causing you stress. As an example, while coloring, you may forget about all the bills you have to pay and work projects which have looming completion dates.

  1. Coloring books can help you become more productive with your time

Don't worry though, coloring books won't distract you from completing the tasks and activities on your to do list. The idea behind adult coloring books is that just a few minutes spent coloring, can drastically change your mood and your mindset, so that you're able to be more productive with the rest of your day. After all, if you're feeling stressed or depressed, your productivity levels are unlikely to be high.

So if you've found yourself feeling stressed out by the pressures of life and are looking for a simple, inexpensive activity which can decrease your stress levels, it's well worth purchasing your first adult coloring book. Within just a few minutes of coloring, you'll understand how relaxing coloring can be. 

  • February 24, 2016
  • Tracee Garrett