Over the last few months I have been super busy juggling 2 jobs and eventually the stress of it all bit me in the backside. I usually keep my stress at bay through exercise but I wanted to try a different method. I actually came across the idea of an Adult Colouring Book when I was scrolling through Bloglovin on my commute.
Adult colouring books are like the in thing right now! They are top of Amazons best seller list and millions of copies have been sold worldwide. The selection of colouring books on Amazon is great and there’s something to suit everyone. Some specialise in patterns, animals, flowers; and you can even get fashion colouring books!
I went with Art Therapy: An Anti Stress Colouring Book (£3.99). This book has a bit of everything in it so if I get bored of colouring animals I can moved on to flowers! I love how this book had a doodle section at the back where you finish the design whatever way you want. I’m not the best at drawing but I plan to give it a go! The art in the book is absolutely fabulous and the detailing is superb. The task of colouring in the lines just got harder! A lot of the designs have a wee bit of colour added which I think is great to help pick colour schemes. The pages in this book are quite thick so if you prefer using markers you don’t have to worry about the colour seeping through.
I remember as a child how much I loved colouring and how much concentration went into it. When I picked up my markers and pencils years later that quiet child concentrating on her pretty drawing came back! Colouring is so therapeutic as an adult. As a child its just a carefree activity and as an adult there are so many benefits! Colouring is a great way to distract yourself from all the stresses and strains of life. If you spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen, it is a great way to give the eyes a rest and get creative the old fashioned way!
If you fancy a new and creative way to tackle stress and unwind, adult colouring books are definitely the way to go.
Is anyone else getting in touch with their creative side?