5 Reasons You Need An Adult Coloring Book
Health and Wellness

5 Reasons You Need An Adult Coloring Book

Why they are worth all the craze.

Federica Diliberto

The recent craze of adult coloring books is only growing a wider audience and for various reasons. One being the designs are incredibly made and the other reason is all the benefits you can receive from investing in an adult coloring book. With the variety of different books that have accompanying designs, it is easy to get lost in the pages and create your own art. Coloring was first used a therapeutic/relaxation technique in the early 20th century by Carl G. Jung. Specifically, he used mandalas which are the circular designs with the shapes inside that originated from India. This technique soon grew over the years and now we have these awesome coloring books and now, here are a few reasons why adult coloring books can be rather therapeutic.

1. Art Therapy

Art Therapy is beneficial for people who need help coping with their daily struggles such as having dementia, PTSD, depression, or even cancer. This provides a way to express themselves when these situations can be hard to talk about. It is also valuable in a day-to-day routine because even taking 30 minutes to an hour every day to color in these specially designed books can benefit your mind.

2. Focus

Dr. Stan Rodski who is a neuropsychologist and has his own line of adult coloring books says that coloring enables a relaxing mindset which allows the brain to focus on something. Some reports show that in office settings where meetings take place, employees who need assistance in focusing will use their coloring book and it helps them focus.

3. Psychical Affects

Doctor Stan was also able to see that there were changes recorded in the brainwaves and heart rates of people who use their adult coloring books. He says this comes from the attention to detail that distracts your brain from all the anxiety and stress related thoughts that you normally have. It also affects the colors you choose depending on your mood.

4. Creativity

Thinking creatively and choosing colors to be used in the picture while also determining where to place the colors to make sure it looks nice is a creative process. Creativity alone can boost self-confidence and stimulate your brain while allowing you to release bottled up emotions in a different way. Creating anything is healthy for you and art is a great way to get creative every day and take a break from everyday stressors.

5. Fun!

Coloring used to be almost every one of our favorite past times and it still can be! Allowing yourself to reconnect with your younger, adolescent, more vulnerable self can be healthy for you as well! You can enjoy making a pretty art piece for your mom and dad, a friend, or even for yourself while benefiting your brain. Most people keep a personal collection of the pieces they have colored just to look back on from time to time.

Adult coloring books have many benefits and are not just another trend! I have a few in my room that I keep handy for stressful days and even on those non-stressful days where I just feel like being creative. Investing in one of these will not be a waste!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

These Superfood Beauty Products Show Kale And Matcha Work For SO Much More Than We Thought

Just another summer's day with a cold glass of kombucha on my face.

I've been vegan for about six years now, so a love for fresh vegetables and superfoods has now become a core part of my being. Don't get me wrong. I love my indulgent, creamy pastas and truffle fries more than anyone. But I keep most of my focus on eating clean and healthy so I can indulge guilt-free.

But I'd say about a large part of my diet has always, unknowingly, included superfoods. Being Indian, lentils, beetroot, garlic, ginger, and whole grains have been core essentials on the family dinner table since I could digest solid foods.

Keep Reading... Show less

Now that college is around the corner for most if not all young adults, students once shook by a pandemic now have to shift their focus on achieving their career goals. As if we thought we had it together already! As an NYC girl, I have always seen myself as a hustler, hungry to advance my career in journalism by having one skill: working hard.

Keep Reading... Show less

Kourtney Kardashian has decided to leave "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" after nearly 14 years and although we saw this coming, it breaks our heart that she won't be there to make us laugh with her infamous attitude and hilarious one-liners.

Kourtney is leaving the show because it was taking up too much of her life and it was a "toxic environment" for her.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

We Asked You How You Felt About Resuming 'Normal' Activities, And Some Of Your Answers Shocked Us

The New York Times asked 511 epidemiologists when they'd feel comfortable doing "normal" activities again, considering COVID-19. We asked our peers the same thing, for science.

Last month, the New York Times surveyed about 500 epidemiologists asking about their comfort level with certain activities once deemed normal — socializing with friends, going to the doctor, bringing in the mail. That's all well and good for the experts, but they are a very niche group, not the majority of the population. What do "normal" people feel safe doing? In certain states, we've seen how comfortable everyone is with everything (looking at you, Florida), but we wanted to know where Odyssey's readers fell on the comfort scale. Are they sticking with the epidemiologists who won't be attending a wedding for another year, or are they storming the sunny beaches as soon as possible?

Keep Reading... Show less
Disney Plus

Millions of musical-lovers around the world rejoiced when "Hamilton," the hip-hop-mixtape-turned-musical harder to get in to than Studio 54, came to Disney Plus.

For those who had the luxury of being able to watch it in person and rewatch it with us mere mortals on our screens, the experience was almost as gripping as sitting feet from Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. From the stunning sets, graceful choreography, witty dialogue, and hauntingly beautiful singing, the experience was one even my musical-averse family felt moved by.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Keto Is All Fun And Games Until You're Undernourished And Almost Pass Out

Keto is just another extension of diet culture that boasts rapid weight loss, but at a steep price.

Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash

There has been a Keto diet craze going around in the past couple of years, with many of its followers claiming significant weight loss. With any new, trendy diet claiming miraculous weight-loss, one starts to wonder what exactly is happening behind the curtain. The keto, or ketogenic, diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that claims to help the body shift its fuel source from carbs to fat. In the medical community it has been prescribed to patients with uncontrolled epilepsy to reduce the frequency of seizures, but other than that there is little conclusive evidence to other potential benefits.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments