Coloring Books: Not Just for Kids Anymore
Coloring, once a staple of our every day, has fallen by the wayside as we grow. But in recent years it’s been making a resurgence in our adult lives. But why? Isn’t coloring for kids? Aren’t we a bit old for coloring books and crayons? No. You’re never too old to get the benefits of a good coloring session.
Studies have found that coloring can help take your mind off of what is bothering you. Instead you focus on what you are coloring and imagining how you want it to look. Coloring helps you let go of stress and focus more on being in the moment. While you color you can let your mind wander and open up. Sitting for even a few minutes coloring you’ll feel calmer and more relaxed. Just letting the image flow from your mind onto the paper can act as a way of meditating.
Another good thing about coloring is that it is a relatively cheap and portable hobby. To color all you need is some kind of crayon, marker, pencils, whatever you prefer, and a book. Some of my favorite books are; The Night Voyage, The Time Chamber,The Time Garden ,The Mortal Instruments and ,Pop Manga. But if these are not your cup of tea you then any coloring book will do. When you have your materials just sit down when you have a little time and get to coloring.