As a society we are more stressed than ever before, and for those in search of stress relief, the options can be overwhelming. Top mantras are learning to meditate, take up a hobby and get more sleep. But there’s a new stress buster on the scene, and it’s a surprisingly simple, but effective one. Coloring pages for adults have become a popular choice for those looking for stress relief, and it’s easy to see why.
No skill needed
Coloring is less messy than painting and is much less expensive than many other hobbies. It allows you to express your creativity through art without needing art skills. All you need are a few coloring pages and some pens, pencils or crayons, and you can create a work of art that fulfills your creative needs while it melts the stress away.
Coloring books for children have always been a widely accepted way for kids to pass the time, but more and more adults are looking to this same hobby as an inexpensive way to enjoy something creative. With the possibility of the supplies being under $10, why not use it as an outlet?
There are no expensive tools to buy, and you can even use your child’s crayons or markers. The only expense is the coloring book itself, but these can be so intricate and engaging that a single book could last you for months. Alternately, you could even print out coloring printables designed specifically for adults to challenge and soothe away stress.
Coloring is therapeutic, soothing for the mind and a great mood lifter. The simple, repetitive action of coloring, coupled with the ability to express creativity through color, combine to create a soothing hobby that anyone can enjoy.
Additionally, adults often associate coloring with childhood and youth. In the days when you once colored with carefree abandon. As an adult, you can temporarily enjoy the same feelings that you did as a child, but with more sophisticated images and techniques.
The next time you’re feeling stressed, grab an adult coloring book or printable, some good old-fashioned crayons and a glass of wine, and enjoy this very grownup stress relief technique inspired by your favorite childhood pastime.
PS – if you are looking for coloring pages you can print off, I have a package of 3 adult coloring books available. 72 pages in total.