Coloring Isn’t Just For Kids – It Can Actually Help Adults De-Stress

Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils for more appropriate writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults because of its power to help them de-stress.

The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. In fact, publishers have lately been launching coloring books specifically for adults. The trend is alive and well in countries in Europe and North America.

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Ten Of The Best Selling Adult Coloring Books This Year

Do you remember coloring as a kid, and the joy that you experienced when you got to show off your completed masterpiece?

Or maybe you remember the good times you had coloring with your child. The endless hours that you spent together coloring and laughing.

The good news is that coloring books are back. Coloring for adults is not only acceptable – it’s growing like crazy.

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Why Adult Coloring Has Become An Obsession This Year

Coloring books continue to fly off bookstore shelves as more and more people discover the joy of spending a quiet hour or so filling in pretty pictures. Coloring apps are growing in popularity as well. It’s not just fun, people say; it’s good for their well-being, too.

We asked six colorists what they love about their new hobby.

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How Coloring Is Helping People Overcome PTSD

A coloring book and crayons sit on Erin Maynard’s nightstand. They do not belong to a child and won’t be wrapped to give as a birthday present. The art supplies are part of Maynard’s elaborate pre-sleep ritual.

“Almost seven years ago, I was in a fatal car accident. It caused PTSD,” said Maynard, president of PTSD Survivors of America.

She noted that there is no face for PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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How to Have More Fun With These Free Coloring Apps

Do you still think that coloring is just for kids?

If so, you are missing out on one of today’s fastest growing hobbies. Adult coloring is spreading worldwide,  and many coloring books for adults can be found on the bestseller lists.

Adult coloring books can be found everywhere, and many are using them as a way to relax and unwind. These titles include Color Me Calm, The Mindfulness Coloring Book, Balance, and Color Me Stress-Free.

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