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The New Craze: Adult Coloring Books

If you’ve recently walked into any supermarket, home store, pharmacy, magazine stand, or any place that sells books in general, you’ve probably noticed the latest trend: adult coloring books. You probably thought “Wtf?” (and so did I) and you were probably left wondering why so many adults are turning back to something that kept us entertained in pre-school. Although they may seem childish, don’t turn your back on them just yet! For many of us who are adulting hard and growing premature grey hairs, adult coloring books have been a lifesaver! Here are some reasons why.

They have calming abilities


Adult coloring books offers the most simplistic form of therapy. Coloring and making something beautiful gives you the same sense of peace many people get from yoga, meditation, gardening, etc. It is one of the most inexpensive therapy sessions you will ever have! Coloring has a way of distracting you from the outside world. It allows you to focus on patterns, color schemes and hues and forget about all of your worries. The same way our parents threw coloring books at us to keep us entertained as children is the same way they can shut the outside world out for adults. Being relaxed and happy is important and adult coloring books are a good way to get started.

They pass the time


Adult coloring books have become extremely popular for people who need something to pass the time. Whether you’re bored at home, going on a trip by car/plane or just need something to do to pass the time in the office, adult coloring books are a great option.

With so much time on social media, we almost forget there are other ways to keep yourself entertained. Personally, I enjoy using my adult coloring books in between phone calls and appointments at the front desk of my job. Not only is it time consuming, but it is also rewarding to see your finished project!

Yep! There’s an app for that


Adult Coloring Books don’t even have to come in book form! There are a plethora of apps that offer beautiful images and unlimted color schemes. You can get all the benefits of an adult coloring book without even having to go to the store. All in all, adult color books are a simplistic and smart way to relax, occupy time and destress. 


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