De-stress and self-express in the latest wellness trend!

January 24, 2016

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In the past, coloring used to be reserved for children, but recently, what started as a niche hobby for adults has now turned into an international trend. And while this trend may be a fun way to pass time, it’s the therapeutic properties of coloring these books that has them flying off shelves.

Although many “grown-ups” may be sceptical of spending time colouring in-between the lines of pre-drawn pictures, but if you give adult colouring books the chance you will be surprised at how therapeutic they can be.

Some of the ways colouring can help your wellness are:

  • Lowers Stress Levels

With a colored pencil in hand, it’s easy to let all your cares and worries drift away. Not only is coloring a great meditative activity that rests the mind while engaged with a picture, but it’s also been shown to reduce a person’s overall stress levels. It also has been found to reduce a person’s overreaction to stressful situations in the future.

  • Trains your brain to focus and brings out your creativity

A lot of the time as adults we lead such busy lives that we forget to exercise our creativity. When we were children we did a lot of creative things, but we often stop doing these things because life just gets too busy. Tapping into our creativity can help us to feel more fulfilled and provide a better sense of wellbeing.  The majority of adult colouring books include very intricate, detailed images, which require patience and concentration to complete. Colouring as an adult helps us to retrain our brain to focus, as most of us with busy work schedules tend to always be multitasking.

So, whether you agree with the above or still have your doubts, don’t knock adult colouring until you’ve tried it!  Stay tuned as we will be offering a special meditation and colouring session with Dr Mariam Ketait in March.