Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. In recent years, adult coloring books have become a popular hobby. In addition to being a great way to pass the time, coloring has been shown to have some pretty great benefits.
1) Coloring Reduces Stress
Studies have shown that art therapy can actually help reduce stress. Focusing on a simple activity can help relax your brain. While you’re focusing on choosing the perfect colors and staying between the lines, your can take a break from all the stressful things in life.
2) Coloring Relaxes Your Mind
Just picture spending a relaxing Saturday morning with a nice cup of coffee and your coloring book. What could be more relaxing?
Spending time focusing on a simple task can melt away the stress. It’s hard, if not impossible, to actually mess up while coloring. Even if you think you screw up, just flip to the next page and move on. It’s low-stakes way to relax and express yourself.
3) Coloring Sparks Creativity
Coloring acts as a creative outlet. It gives you a chance to flex your artistic abilities, without having to be the next Picasso. Trying new color combinations, shading techniques, patterns, and designs are all good ways to get creative while coloring.
4) Coloring Releases Your Inner Child
Last but not least, coloring is just plain FUN. Coloring transports you back to the worry-free days of childhood.
Above all, coloring should be fun! So what if you don’t stay between the lines? There’s no “perfect” way to color. As long as you enjoy the process, it doesn’t matter what the end result looks like.
Next time you're ready for a break, try breaking out a coloring book!
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