When everyday things go by fast and thoughts catch up faster, how do you silence the mind? When all is spent on a hard day’s work and all you get is nothing short of stress, how do you cope?
We say, move over Candy Crush as more people are discovering Adult Coloring, a therapeutic recreational activity that’s not so new yet not so ancient either. Anyone who had caught on its many benefits is probably right at the nearest bookstore getting her hands on every adult coloring book available. And well if it gives you peace and more, why the heck not?
Here are 6 highlights why Adult Coloring is fast becoming the next big thing that it simply deserves the attention it’s getting right now.
Keep calm and color on
Ask anyone who’s into it about their experience and while their choice of adjective may differ, you would always get something in the line of “relaxing” or “soothing”. And do you know anyone who doesn’t want to take some R&R (rest and relaxation) from time to time? Yes, that’s right, no one.
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50 shades of fun
To be honest, it’s actually an infinite pool of colors you can choose from. Of course among the commonly known palette shown in the color wheel, there are those shades that are yet left to be discovered by no other less than you. Also, Adult Coloring would mean fine lines on solid paper, detailed illustrations, colored pencils, markers, wooden clips, and frames for when you finish your artwork. Now you don’t need to be an office / school supplies hoarder to be jumping up and down at that thought!
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Your true colors
Are you lonesome tonight? Well, you sure don’t have to be. You may be alone but once you give this a go, you may find yourself skipping wild rave parties and not wanting to be bothered again. The thing about this leisure activity is that it is purely enjoyable even when you do it alone.
A family that colors together…
Does not necessarily stay together—sorry, we just can’t give you that guarantee—but it is a nice attempt in bringing the family closer. Imagine your children working on their usual kiddie coloring books and they see you doing similar stuff, only more intricate and detailed and pretty. It is in that gap of silence between choosing which colored pen to use to finally letting it touch the paper, and doing that alongside your loved ones that the magical bond truly happens.
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Art in an instant and art that allows you to express yourself. Adult Coloring gives you the chance to bask in your artistic freedom and creative juices as well as feel fulfilled right after finishing your piece depending of course on your pace. And when people argue it’s not your original artwork since you just put colors on it, just look at it this way: It may not be your illustration but nobody could put color in it the way you do.
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There’s beauty in the break, too
These days, anything that can make you put your phone down is plain and simple a brilliant idea that’s why we won’t even recommend coloring from your mobile apps. So don’t hold off. Let your phone go from your grip a bit. The digital world may be the future as most people believe but it’s not the only world. Take a break and immerse yourself in the world of 10 million colors. Go on, take the stress out of your life. Then, add lots of color to it.
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