Last year, when my support worker suggested coloring to help with my anxiety and depression, I honestly thought she was joking. She sent me home with a box of crayons and a kids coloring book. Still, I thought she was joking. A few sessions later, she asked how the coloring was going - I hadn't begun. Then, she told me of these adult coloring books with more challenging color area- and I was sold.
The adult coloring books even come in a beginner form - which is the first that I bought. Some of the pages were partially colored, just to give me a feel of how to keep it going. It really did work! After a few weeks with the encouragement of the beginner book and my finding it ok to "mix it up", I got another Adult Coloring book. The second is a more complex book, with tattoos and mandalas to color (awesome combo, eh?!)
Now, I have a few adult coloring books and a nice new set of fine-tip markers, colored pencils - and yes, still the box of crayons.
This is such a soothing past-time. I totally suggest it for all ages and maturity levels ;)
I love colouring! The fact that these are so detailed allows me to really forget about any worries on my mind and to focus on my picture that I am colouring. It is so soothing (add wine to this and it's a nice relaxing evening) and helps my anxiety a lot.
I have been colouring in colouring books for mental relaxation for my whole life. I am beyond excited that this new "trend" has take hold so I can finally get my hands on adult colouring books--that is, colouring books of higher paper quality, more complex and pleasing pictures compared to the child and cartoon ones I previously had to use! Colouring has always been my outlet when my anxiety gets high and I am so happy I can now relate this pastime with others. My favourite colouring books are ones with proper spiral binding which makes it much easier to colour (though often hard to find)!
I used to enjoy it.. now it's just a matter of doing it again. I have quite a few adult coloring books It was very relaxing. Your mind just goes somewhere and very therapeutic.. unless you are coloring one of those swear adult coloring books.
Love it!! Release stress, relax, grab a glass of wine and unwind!!
Great for the soul and mind, highly addictive!! Once you start, you can't put those colouring pencils down!! Give it a go!!
I absolutely love my adult colouring books! Since my job is not very creative, I actually use this to show my creative side and make sure that side of my brain does not go to mush. LOL. These are such a great thing for anyone who is looking to fill some time, relax a little bit, and have fun! I will be using mine until they are done, and then I will buy some more :)
I have always loved to color I would color in childrens books untill i found out they had adult books. I now have 6 adult coloring books and plan on getting many more. Coloring daily helps with my stress levels for sure, It keeps my mind off of things.
I LOVE Adult colouring books!!!
I currently have 4. They help keep my brain busy and keep my creative side satisfied.
If you struggle with brain chatter related to a mental illness i highly recommend picking one up and giving it a try.
loved to color as a child and to see that there is an adult version its just amazing. the biggest thing I find about coloring as an adult now is that its so calming.
I'm on the new colouring book craze!!! I love colouring my whole childhood and all of a sudden there is a "adult" coloring book YESSS! I purchased a few books from Costco and chapters/indigo and love the quality of the books! I usually color hard and when I do the picture on the other side is all ruined but the book as great quality paper so it's perfect for people who press hard.
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