By Anastasiya Sytnyk
Remember when you were little and would spend countless hours colouring in a flower or little cartoon character? The relaxing yet fun activity that we all used to love and now that we are adults, we miss. The excitement of turning the next page to colour in something new, and the smell of freshly paired pencils are lodged in everyone’s mind. Do you ever feel jealous looking at all the new exciting colouring books?
Did you know that there are adult colouring books now? Many adults have admitted to feeling too embarrassed or too busy to find time for colouring, which is a shame considering how many benefits colours therapy has! If you are one of those people who is afraid, embarrassed, or too busy to find time to explore colour therapy, consider these benefits below:
- Colouring improves motor skills and vision!
Did you know that the concentration we have when colouring keeps both of our brain hemispheres engaged and our obsession with staying within the lines gives a sense of relaxation and releases our creativity?
- Helps reduce stress and anxiety!
Did you know that colouring gives us our brain the same at-peace state as meditation? Colouring helps relax our amygdala, which is the front of our brain! Not to mention this leads to a much more pleasant sleep.
- Its free entertainment you can take with you wherever you go!
What is so fun and simple about colouring is that it is travel friendly. You have a break from work? Why not colour? You’re waiting in line or are at the airport? Whip out your colouring book and kill some time! If you’re too shy to colour in public, you can always colour before bed or after work to relax.
Now, are you missing the feel of a pencil or crayon in between your fingers and the little imprints it leaves if you’ve been colouring for too long? Then your next question is probably “Where can I get my very own adult colouring book?” the answer is simple!
You can find adult colouring books in your local Easons store or online! Below are a few places you can purchase your very own colouring book without leaving your home:
- Colorit.com has a large selection of affordable adult colouring books as well as other art tools like
pens, markers, and pencils all of which are of great quality! Shipping is free and so are returns!
They also have a blog where you can read hat others have to say about their experience with colouring and what benefits it brought them.
- Bookdespository is another great online adult colouring bookstore which offers free delivery and
a vast majority of engaging colouring books to suit all types of interests! Similarly, to Colorit,
bookdespository offers affordable colouring books and colouring equipment.
- Waterstones offers not only colouring books at great prices, but also offers different formats such
as softback and hardback to suit their customer preference. On their website, you can also find
podcasts, blogs, and events tied to art and colouring for adults! However, their website does not offer free shipping.
We hope you found this guide helpful, and we wish you a relaxing colouring!