Why adults are still flocking to coloring books
Who could have ever guessed that with all the technological advancements we have made as a society that adults would be still flocking to coloring books for entertainment in 2017?
Of course, it’s something almost all of us loved as kids – a way to channel our creativity at school or a way for our parents to catch a break while we were at home. But I never would have thought I’d be seeing adults going crazy for coloring books. It honestly seemed a little odd to me, so I decided to take a closer look at this trend to see what all the fuss was about.
Who are all these people buying up coloring books? Does this make sense or are we all heading back to kindergarten? Should we be taking this seriously?
As it turns out, this craze is not just about entertainment. It’s about giving the average person – whether they would describe themselves as creative or not – the ability to explore art therapy practically and inexpensively.
Most of the people who are benefiting from coloring books are just like you and me. People who are always looking to unwind and destress. People who like to try new things and don’t want to miss out on the fun everyone else is having. And, let’s face it – people who will probably never be asked to have their artwork on display at a museum somewhere.
And while most of us don’t think of ourselves as people who need therapy – much less art therapy – the calming benefits of unwinding with a coloring book can’t be ignored.
While grabbing yourself a coloring book may not be considered formal art therapy, it does have many of the same mental health benefits. Staring at a blank page can be daunting instead of inspiring. Not knowing where to start would probably keep most of us from ever trying art therapy. But a coloring page takes the guesswork and the initial stress out of the equation. It gives you the chance to disconnect from electronics, use your own imagination, and spend some time alone with your thoughts.
It’s not all serious, though. In fact, it’s actually a lot of fun. And even though it’s only been around for less than a decade, it’s not going anywhere. It’s definitely safe to say that coloring is not just a childhood pastime anymore.
Are you ready to see if coloring is something that you would enjoy? Maybe it’s a way for you to experience some of the incredible benefits of art therapy or perhaps it’s just a way for you to connect with your inner child. Either way, I’ve got you covered!
To help you get started with coloring, I am offering The Color of Horrors! It’s a Halloween coloring book with 20+ semi-scary Halloween designs. It’s kid-friendly for those of you who will want to take the opportunity to make this a bonding time between you and your kids. Grab yours today and be sure to check back for more coloring designs in the future!
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Studies have shown that coloring is a great way to reduce stress, unwind for the day, or just as a fun and simple way to get creative.
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