Why You Need an Adult Coloring Book

Have you heard about this latest trend? That’s right – the adult coloring book. It turns out that there are several benefits to picking up those crayons and getting to work on a picture as an adult. Here are some reasons why you need to embrace this movement and let your inner child out for coloring time!

It’s a Chance to Be Social

Coloring books have increased in popularity for adults and has turned from a solo-activity to a social one! Try having a coloring party at your home one evening. The best part about it is that you don’t have to be an expert to do it, or really have any artistic talent. It’s just something you can do with other people as you talk and hang out. You can even try it as a team building activity at work, and it’s a lot more fun than a board meeting!

Say Goodbye to Stress and Anxiety

Coloring allows your brain to relax, which in turn relaxes you. The benefits extend beyond the time you’re actually coloring too. Giving parts of your brain periodic rest actually reduces your overall stress level. It’s also meditative and something you can mindlessly do in your free time. It’s a great way to try and rewire your brain to respond differently to stress, too!

Improved Focus and Concentration

It takes focus to color, but not so much focus that it causes stress. You can, quite literally, color your cares away, thereby improving your focus and concentration. The time you spend coloring serves as a time when you can put other things aside and just focus on the task at hand.

Be You

It may sound very toddler-ish, but your coloring book is YOUR coloring book. So, it doesn’t matter what anybody else is doing or how they’re doing it. In fact, you don’t have to show it to anybody you don’t want to either. You can color your world however you want!

Free Décor

If you’re looking for new ways to spruce up your home office or dining room, guess what? Hang up your coloring! In the age of Pinterest you can find all kinds of DIY ideas to display your art. You can look on your work and be proud of what you’ve done, as you start the adventure all over again in a new book. The real question is: why aren’t you coloring yet?

 

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