Colouring is no longer just a childhood pastime. This trent has spread worldwide. It is not only fun but comes with countless health benefits. Pull out the crayons and lets have some fun!
I love colouring, as a child, it was my favourite pastime, so when this became the new trend for adults and colouring books was popping up all over the place, I could not wait to get started. For me, it is definitely relaxing and brings out plenty of creativity. Let’s have a look at all the benefits this new trend offers:
6 BENEFITS OF COLOURING FOR ADULTS:
COLOURING REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY
Colouring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain. Adult colouring can even help you meditate or find a higher state of consciousness. It also generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work. Using adult colouring pages as anxiety therapy is one method of calming and soothing the persistent surge of negative emotions and swirling anxiety.
COLOURING SPARKS CREATIVITY
Do you feel like you have no creative juices left after a long day at work?
One thing you can do in times like that is adult colouring. Colouring empties your mind. While you are spending all your focus on the minute details of colouring your mind begins to wander a bit. Similar to mindfulness and meditation, this freedom for your mind allows you to make connections where before there were none. Sometimes this means personal growth and sometimes this means some nice creative ideas where there were none before.
COLOURING IMPROVES MOTOR SKILLS AND VISION
Colouring goes beyond being a fun activity for relaxation. It requires the two hemispheres of the brain to communicate. While logic helps us stay inside the lines, choosing colors generates a creative thought process.
COLOURING IMPROVES SLEEP
Instead of engaging in electronics at night, rather choose colouring. Colouring is a relaxing and electronic-free bedtime ritual that won’t disturb your level of melatonin.
COLOURING IMPROVES FOCUS
Colouring requires you to focus, but not so much that it’s stressful. It opens up your frontal lobe, which controls organizing and problem solving, and allows you to put everything else aside and live in the moment, generating focus.
COLOURING BRINGS BACK HAPPY MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD.
Just about all of us spent many hours coloring as children. It was fun, easy and It was distracting.
The same goes for adult colouring. Sometimes you are doing some adult colouring you channel a bit of your old self as a child, and you begin to have the fun and excitement you used to have as a kid.
The great thing about being a kid is getting joy from simple things. Being able to get that simple joy in completing a simple task like colouring, even if only for a moment, is well worth the effort.
If you’re looking for an uplifting way to unwind after a stressful day at work, colouring will surely do the trick.
The great thing about adult colouring is that you do not need a lot of fancy tools. Some crayons, colored pencils or markers is all you need. All of these are things you may have lying around the house, or that can be easily purchased for very little money.
If you have never coloured since entering adulthood then why not start now.
To help you get started download a free copy of my alphabet mandalas HERE.