While meditation is a great way to relax for some people, it doesn’t work for everyone. Trying to quiet your thoughts while sitting still can turn out to be more stressful than soothing.
There are many different ways to help people focus their minds, relieve stress, and help calm their worries. If meditation does not work for you, adult coloring may be the solution you need.
Adult coloring has been trendy for many years for lots of reasons. First, no artistic skill is required as you can color in a variety of ways. There is no right or wrong way to color and be creative!
Second, adult coloring requires little and inexpensive supplies. You basically can get started with one book and some good colored pencils, crayons, or gel pens.
Third, it helps to distract you from all of the other things going on around you. It not only actively engages both your mind and body, but it gives you a hands-on activity that you have control of. Once you complete a piece you will feel accomplished and most likely calmer from taking a break from the everyday stresses in life.
Finally, adult coloring is portable and can be done anywhere, anytime.
So how to find a new adult coloring book to help pass the time and destress? I have researched many available options, looking for high positive reviews, single side pages, high-quality paper, and overall unique design. Here are some of my favorite finds when it comes to coloring books for adults.
Best for Women – Flower Girls by Jade Summer
Includes 25 unique women in fashionable and cute accessories. Color style and personality on each page. Double images include in case you make a mistake or want to color with someone else. Single-sided pages.
If you like flowers – Colormood Flowers Coloring Book
With 30 beautiful detailed illustrations, each image is printed on a separate page.
If you like Anime – Anime Coloring Book by Jade Summer
Cute kawaii girls, Japanese-inspired manga scenes with 25 enchanting and beautiful images, single-sided.
If you like to Garden – Color & Frame In The Garden
Comes with 31 whimsical coloring pages, perforated and one-sided. The images are 8 x 10, which makes them perfect for framing. Thick paper to prevent bleeding and spiral binding so pages lay flat while coloring.
If you are looking for good vibes – More Good Vibes by Thaneeya McArdle
Great for beginners, some pages include coloring suggestions. Includes 24 full-size and 8 medium-size (with color suggestions) and printed on one side.
If you love Disney – Disney Dreams Collection Thomas Kinkade Studios Coloring Book
Includes 63 Thomas Kinkade paintings shown in color on one side and black and white page to color on the opposite side. The downside is that the colors can bleed through onto the color painting on the next page, so it might be best to use colored pencils in this book.
If you have or like tattoos – Tattoo Coloring Book For Adults
If you are a coffee drinker – Coffee Animals Coloring Book
So turn off your phone, tablet, or computer and break out some coloring supplies! Adult coloring can help you forget your worries, help you feel more creative, and actively engage your mind and body so you feel more in control while exploring your creative side. Remember there is no wrong way to do this!
Suggested Coloring Supplies:
Smart Color Art 140 Colors Gel Pens Set
Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 50 Count
Canvas Wrap 72 Slot-Adult Coloring Pencil Holder Organizer
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