Exercising is a great stress reliever, but there’s a new way to calm your mind: adult coloring! Adult coloring books have been on the rise in recent years because of the beautiful and therapeutic qualities it offers.
Art has always been known to help with stress, disease and creativity. Research has recently shown that art therapy can be helpful with conditions like cancer, depression, dementia, anxiety and PTSD. Some studies have found that just one hour a day of art therapy can significantly decrease symptoms of emotional and physical distress during treatment. Adult coloring can help people express themselves when they find themselves in stressful situations, it can increase focus on something creative and colorful versus something negative.
A leader in adult coloring books is Blue Star Coloring. It has been featured on the New York Times Best Sellers list for its Stress Relieving Patterns. The books are decked out with beautiful pages to help one find their own artist within!
Blue Star Coloring offers a variety of different coloring books such as animals, mandala, nature, DIY/craft and holiday books to satisfy every artist’s needs! Books combine a variety of written and pattern elements to incorporate lifestyle changes in your daily routine. Research has shown that constant cognitive stimulation and basic lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, can stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms.
Have you tried adult coloring books? How did it affect your stress levels?