As kids, there is one thing that almost all of us liked – coloring. No matter how active, shy, playful, or friendly kids are, they all like to immerse themselves in colors. However, there was a day that all of us put down our coloring books and never picked them up again. For some reason, we’re led to believe that coloring books are only for kids.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Other than being simply fun, coloring can prove to be extremely helpful for adults. It has been proven that it helps with anxiety and stress, as it forces the mind to focus on one thing.
Dr. Stan Rodski, a neuropsychologist, says that coloring elicits a relaxing mindset, much like meditation. Dr. Rodski also said “like meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus on the moment. Tasks with predictable results, such as coloring or knitting, can often be calming.”
Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about the effects of coloring on participants in a study, he said –
“The most amazing things occurred — we started seeing changes in heart rate, changes in brainwaves.”
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If you wish to, you can always borrow coloring books from kids around to help you relax. However, there are coloring books made specifically for adults, too. They feature complex patterns and details that are able to keep the adult mind engaged.
So, we compiled a list of some coloring books for adults.
WHICH COLORING BOOKS SHOULD I BUY?
One of the highest-rated books on Amazon, Secret Garden featured intricate gardens and plants that will keep you coloring for hours.
Bonus: The cover and jacket of the book are colorable as well!
Most adults prefer books with mandalas and intricate patterns, but if you love all things fashion, this one’s for you! This book will allow you to spend your time coloring beautiful models in clothing inspired by fashions of the 1920s, ’30s, and early ’40s!
Bonus: Pages are printed on one side and perforated, so you can show your art off!
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If your way of calming and motivating yourself is reading inspirational quotes, then this is the book for you! Filled with quotes, this book allows you to color your stress away, and kick-ass while at it!
Bonus: Quotes are printed on black backgrounds to make your colors pop!
Truly the adult of all adult coloring books, this book contains swear words surrounded by animals and intricate patterns for you to color. So, the book to distress you and pump you up at the same time!
Bonus: The book contains an exclusive link to a PDF version of the book, so unlimited printouts, baby!
NOTE: You can click on the names of the books or their pictures to visit the Amazon page for each book.