Adult coloring books have been on the rise not just because coloring is fun but it can help you escape from the day-to-day overwhelm and remind yourself of the joy through simplicity. But coloring is so much more than this because it’s a mental break that is filled with benefits for your emotional well being.
Adult Coloring Calms You
In stressful and overwhelming situations you often will experiences the fight or flight response. The amygdala, which is the part of your brain responsible for emotions get’s overworked and anxious and that can leave you feeling panicked. Hence the feeling of wanting to flee the situation. This is why coloring is a powerful way to calm the amygdala, which not only reduces your stress and anxiety level, but it can help you focus on a more positive life experience.
Adult Coloring Encourages Mindfulness
Quite often you will find that coloring pages for adults are detailed, which requires a great deal of time and effort to color a page. And since it takes precision and careful thought, this can help you manifest mindfulness. Coloring can also help you stay focused because when you can strengthen this part of you, then you can also be more present in the moment. Further, being mindful helps you feel at peace and experience more moments of joy. And who doesn’t want more joy and peace in their lives?
Adult Coloring Relieves Stress
I think the notion that stress is always negative creates a feeling that you should never experience stress. However, some form of stress is helpful because it lets you know what in your life needs attention. Positive stress helps you feel and stay motivated to work harder and more efficiently. However, when this stress becomes overwhelming, the thoughts and emotions are going to rise. And all of this is related to worry which is a wasted emotion. You can’t change what has happened and you cannot predict the future! You can, however, be here in the moment and learn to trust that all will be well.
Adult coloring books can help you take your mind off things that lead to fear and worry. It’s much like mindfulness only it allows you to feel calmer and less stressed. You might even walk away from your coloring pages with a renewed sense of energy and a newfound sense of peace thanks to the stress relief.
Adult coloring books are an excellent way to improve mental health. One of the things I learned in teaching self-management in terms of your own well-being, you are in control of your life. And the books and pages can help you improve your life if you choose to use them as a tool to support you. And you don’t need to be anxious or too stressed because you can benefit from coloring to maintain good mental health and be proactive about your self-care.