In recent years, adult coloring books have become increasingly popular as a way to relax and unwind. Their claims to promote stress and anxiety reduction have proven, in the long run, to not only be true but a highly effective way to boost mental health. They are great for promoting focus and concentration, while helping us improve on our daily mindfulness practices. In this short blog post, we'll explore the benefits of adult coloring books for stress relief with a few quick key points.
Coloring Reduces Stress and Anxiety
By focusing the mind on the present moment, coloring can quickly become a calming, meditative, and stress relieving activity. It can help to regulate breathing, which can in turn help to lower heart rate and reduce feelings of anxiety. This gives our minds, which are always inundated with news, information, and the latest TikTok dance crazes, a necessary break. This type of engagement promotes stress relief from daily life and can be a really fun and calming activity.
Coloring Improves Focus and Concentration
Nowadays, you’d think due to our major technological advances that our focus and concentration would advance at an equal rate, but that is quite the contrary. A survey from The American Psychological Association on the topic of stress and the human attention span concluded that one-fifth of people stated technology as a source of stress, while other peer-reviewed articles have also noted that attention spans have dropped at a significant rate – nearly 25%. That’s quite alarming if you ask me. It's a proven fact that if we’d only go back to paper, we’d be much more aware and efficient.
So how do coloring books help? They require focus and concentration. By making a conscious effort to spend time with self and eliminating all other distractions, we can help our minds to focus on the task at hand by paying attention to the details of the coloring page. In this way, we can develop our ability to concentrate and stay focused for longer periods of time. This can have benefits not only for coloring, but for other activities as well, such as work or studying.
Coloring Promotes Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment and remaining aware of our thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. Coloring can be a form of mindfulness practice, as it requires us to focus on the present moment and pay attention to the details of the coloring page.This can help us in cultivating a sense of mindfulness while improving our ability to be fully present in our daily lives.
Coloring Provides a Creative Outlet
Without an imagination, how would we even enjoy life? If imagination creates reality, then coloring can be a realistic and creative outlet for that imagination, allowing us to express ourselves and explore our creativity. By choosing colors and filling in the lines of a coloring page, we can engage in a creative activity that can be both relaxing and satisfying. Coloring can also be a form of self-expression through imagination, allowing us to create something beautiful and unique that reflects our own personal style, albeit, from someone else’s personal style… but I’m sure you understand what I mean.
Coloring Encourages a Sense of Accomplishment
Completing a coloring page can give us a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. By choosing a page and seeing it through to completion, we can feel a sense of pride and achievement. This can help us in our daily lives as well and can be especially helpful for those who struggle with low self-esteem or feelings of inadequacy, as it provides a tangible reminder of our ability to accomplish any goal we may set for ourselves.
In conclusion, adult coloring books can be a powerful tool for stress relief and mental health. By engaging in this simple yet effective activity, we can reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and concentration, promote mindfulness, improve on our imagination by providing a creative outlet, and encourage a sense of accomplishment.
So why not pick up one of our carefully illustrated adult coloring books from the Author and Artist Mireille Louis today, and start reaping the many benefits of this relaxing and enjoyable activity?
To find books from the author, click on the link below. You can also shop our limited edition collection to find more items to match your coloring book!
Enjoy & happy coloring!