Coloring books are our childhood equivalent of playing a game on an iPad, but you don’t have to stop coloring just because you’ve gotten older. Sometimes it’s great to take a break from all the technology, put pen to paper and just do something creative.
Clinical psychologists Ben Michaelis and author Souris Hong commented on how great these books are for your mental health: “We can use it to enter into a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and the lines flow.”
You’ll be sailing on a cloud of stress-free creativity when you sit down and get out your coloring pencils for these books.
You’ll find any number of different styles out there – there are branded ones like the “Tolkien’s World” coloring book, but also more general themed ones which depict seascapes or even the city of Paris.
If you’re looking to blend zen and creative arts the best thing you’ll find is an adult coloring book that suits your style. Just remember to keep them away from your kids, they’ll probably want to try it out too!