Coloring books are aimed at children but according to psychologist Antoni Martínez, it is a great relaxation technique for adults also.
It can help clear your mind from distracting thoughts and opens the doors to creativity and tranquility. When it is combined with ambient music it helps the mind focusing to the specific color that you are using at the time and enjoy its effects on our psyche. For example the color green can evoke harmony, serenity and calmness where being exposed to blue it can awake clarity of mind and inner balance.
It is suggested that coloring can be ideal for dealing with anxiety issues and stress but it can also bring us closer to our creative side. Artists use it to deal with their creative blocks and helps them get inspired again. In the following article you can read in detail about all the benefits of coloring!
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As of the time of this publication, six of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books. Coloring is a hobby that we typically think only little toddlers and kindergartners would enjoy, but it turns out that even adults can benefit from it.
Coloring is a low-stress activity that allows an individual to unlock their creative potential. More importantly, it helps relieve tension and pent-up anxiety because it unlocks memories of childhood and simpler times. As psychologist Antoni Martínez explains to The Huffington Post, “I recommend it as a relaxation technique. We can use it to enter a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and the lines flow.”…
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