Popping up everywhere from book shops, retail stores, airports, and more, it’s apparent that coloring books are no longer just for children. The biggest publishing craze of the year, adult coloring books are becoming an increasingly popular stress-free activity that is both fun and good for you. Whether you’ve already picked up a book and started coloring, or still need a bit of convincing to get you on board with this creative hobby, below you’ll find our top five reasons why adult coloring books are a great trend to get behind.
They Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Studies show that coloring is a therapeutic act that can help generate wellness, quietness, and mindfulness. According to psychologists, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala – the fear center of the brain – and allows our minds to rest. Similar to meditating, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and to focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.
They Improve Focus and Encourage Creativity
Ever think you would see adults coloring in the workplace? How about students coloring on a college campus? Well, with evidence showing that even a short coloring session can help improve focus and spark creativity, adult coloring books are quickly becoming a popular college campus and office tool. Plus, they’re a great way to unleash inner creativity! Perfect for free decorating, your coloring creations could even become home or office decor.
They Improve Fine Motor Skills
Coloring requires the two hemispheres of our brains to communicate, helping to improve fine motor skills and vision. When we think about balance, color choices, and the act of applying pen to paper, we train our brains to work on problem solving, strengthening our motor skills. Additionally, coloring books, much like crossword puzzle and brain games, are thought to delay or prevent the onset of dementia in older individuals as they strengthen our brains and put our minds to work. Reaching for your crayons yet?
They Help us to be Social
As adult coloring books become an increasingly popular hobby, this usually solo activity is starting to turn into a social one. Coloring parties are not at all uncommon these days, and take place everywhere from coffee shops and bars to parties at peoples’ homes. A coloring book and a cup of coffee or a cocktail with friends seems like an excellent way to end a day!
They are Fun
If the health benefits don’t convince you, there’s one thing about coloring that can’t be ignored – it’s fun! It’s easy, inexpensive, and a great way to spend time with your kids and friends. Pick up your markers and you might just have trouble putting them down!
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