In case you haven’t heard yet, everyone is raving about adult coloring books now - and it’s for all the right reasons. Psychologists say that coloring does wonders for your mental state in more ways than you can imagine. And although adult coloring has gained popularity in the recent years, the practice actually dates back to Carl Jung, who prescribed it to his patients as a form of art therapy.
Coloring is no longer just for kids. Here are the top three reasons why you should start using adult coloring books:
It puts your mind and body in a state of calm.
Aside from the pure joy and nostalgia of indulging in your childhood hobby again, coloring can help in alleviating the feelings of stress and anxiety.
Just like meditating, the process of coloring taps into the part of your brain which controls your mindfulness and concentration. The repetitive motions helps quieten the background noise in your mind. This has a recuperative effect giving you time and space to relax, especially for those who find themselves often distracted or overwhelmed.
It boosts your creativity.
Creativity is like a muscle, it grows the more you use it. When you color to your heart’s content, you allow the artist in you to come out and flourish naturally.
Adult coloring books may also be effective for people who are not too comfortable in doing any form of art. In coloring books, you are bound by no rules, so you are free to fill in an abstract design in your own creative process.
It improves your mood.
We all lead busy lives and sometimes all we need is an outlet for our pent up energy, Focusing on coloring mitigates the mind’s capacity to over-produce negative thoughts. When you are deeply engaged in an activity that lets you focus on the present moment, you radiate a positive energy that can help in keeping the negativity at bay and leaves you feeling refreshed.
Aside from all the benefits coloring does to your mental being, it is also a fun activity that you can easily do on your free time. So get yourself a coloring book and try our MozArt brush pens (they are perfect for all doodling and coloring). Happy coloring!