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What Are The Main Benefits Of Coloring Books For Grown-Ups?

Do you still think that coloring books is only for children and they sole purpose is to quiet baby for some hours? Definitely, you are wrong. Prominent clinical psychologists suppose that coloring books have therapeutic psychological and calming effect on adults. Let’s find out how can they be useful for grown-ups!

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Relaxation

According to scientists, coloring help to relax the amygdala — it’s a brain’s fear center. This area is highly stimulated when we are in stress, no matter where — either at work or at home. Coloring, in its turn, gives the mind a break. This is a very important feature for persons who have difficulties with the relaxation and/or «rebooting» the brain, scientists say. They also state that positive effect of coloring is similar to meditation. Plus, doodling also unlocks memories of past childhood and carefree times. Thus, coloring is a great way to leave problems in the past and give a rest to the mind.

Enhancing the Focus

Some specialists state that coloring involve frontal lobes of the brain. These areas are responsible for organization and analytics. In addition, it stimulates both sides of the brain to work cooperatively — the logical left part and the creative right half.

Communication Benefits

It may sound funny, but today some adults organize so-called «coloring parties», where they meet, discuss their favorite coloring books and sometimes have several coloring challenges. What is important thing, that they are not professional artist, but they can express their artistic talents through coloring and communicating.

Medical Importance

Medical specialists have found that coloring books appear to reduce overall stress during cancer treatment. Calm and positive of the coloring books, patients feel themselves significantly better after medical procedures. Moreover, they have an additional calming effect: lowered heart rate.

Sense of Achievement

Coloring is a very simple but rewarding activity. Every person feels a strong sense of achievement, when this work is done. Then, it can be used as wall decor that will remind of interesting and fun work in the past.

Everyone Can Find Something in Coloring

The growth of coloring activity was supported by issuing of many coloring books and perfect colored pencil sets. A huge diversity of coloring books for adults on the market means that everyone may find something interesting in them. Coloring has changed from being an activity that was mainly engaged by children to hobby and a mean of relaxation for adults.

Hope, you are no longer surprised why leading book sellers such Amazon are experiencing troubles keeping them available on stock.

Source: Coloring Journal Website

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