5 Reasons Why Coloring Books Are Great For Your Mental Health

Gone are the days when coloring was considered a kids activity to keep them calm and busy. Adult coloring books have definitely grown in popularity in the recent years. Today, millions of adult coloring books have been sold worldwide leaving many puzzled about their appeal.  What's the big deal?

Coloring books are not only packed with cool designs featuring mandalas, flowers and landscapes, some coloring book book users believe the activity also has numerous mental health benefits.  

Here are 5 mental health benefits of coloring for adults:

1. Disconnect.

We spend hours staring at our phones which is not only bad for our eyesight, it can hinder our creative abilities. Getting those creative juices flowing is extremely liberating and can ease stress. Take some time to unplug and pick up a colored pencil. 

2. Noncommittal   Adult color book owners reap the benefits of therapy, without actually going. It's a quick escape from the stress of the day in a very easy, non-demanding way. How comforting!   3.No pressure   There is no "right" way to color. Everything is up to you. In this digital age image is everything and everything is altered to look "perfect". Coloring allows perfection to take a back seat for a while.   4. Family Bonding   Looking for a fun way to get the family together? Take out a coloring book. There are many coloring book groups around the world that mix and mingle monthly or weekly to showcase their recent work. Bringing that fun home could also be a great way to get the kids away from screens.   5. Just for you!   Rarely do we take time for our own self-care. We work long hours, family demands take priority, what's left for us? Coloring offers something just for you to enjoy.

2. Noncommittal

Adult color book owners reap the benefits of therapy, without actually going. It's a quick escape from the stress of the day in a very easy, non-demanding way. How comforting!

3.No pressure

There is no "right" way to color. Everything is up to you. In this digital age image is everything and everything is altered to look "perfect". Coloring allows perfection to take a back seat for a while.

4. Family Bonding

Looking for a fun way to get the family together? Take out a coloring book. There are many coloring book groups around the world that mix and mingle monthly or weekly to showcase their recent work. Bringing that fun home could also be a great way to get the kids away from screens.

5. Just for you!

Rarely do we take time for our own self-care. We work long hours, family demands take priority, what's left for us? Coloring offers something just for you to enjoy.