I picked up this coloring book for adult during my last trip to Bali.
This is not my first coloring book and I highly recommended as a relaxing activity that can be practiced daily. I picked up this art therapy – it’s a therapy for me as it helps me relieve stress as I focus in the moment, it works for me and I’ve encouraged friends to try, but keep in mind it might not work for everyone – when I was living in the UK. Back then it was more of a Sunday, rainy day, hobby, where I get to let my inner little girl out, but I found myself picking my book up when I had a not so good day at work and this is when it became my way of meditating.
I have read a number of articles about coloring books for adults and coloring as a therapy. There are numerous people claiming coloring can be a stress relief, lower anxiety levels, train the brain to be more creative, and many more, you can read about them in 7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health from the Huff Post. A number of researches have also been done on coloring for adult and it does seem to support that it can reduce anxiety, however do keep in coloring can be therapeutic, but doesn’t replace therapy! Do try it! There’s no need to old school like me, there are thousands of printable free coloring sheets online that can be downloaded from Crayola, Faber-Castell and Just Color!
Comment below to let me know what is your art favourite art therapy!