We all need a little more color in our lives, don’t you think?
Well, coloring is a great hobby enjoyed by thousands worldwide, but not only is it a great pass time, but studies show that its a very beneficial pass time to take up. In fact, studies shows that adults who regularly take some time out of their busy lifestyles to color, suffer from less stress and anxiety. Great news, but before you run out purchases the tools for your new trade, here’s some other benefits of coloring that you might find interesting:
1. Coloring is fun.
Obviously, we’re going to say that, but trust us, it is! There are many different colouring books available on the market these days, many of them featuring geometrical shapes formed into flowers, animals or characters where you can mix and match the colors according to your personal preference.
The great thing about coloring is that there are no rules! Use what ever colors you like, that’s what makes coloring interesting, and fun. You make up the rules as you go, and the end result? A limited edition piece of artwork for sure!
2. Coloring reduces anxiety.
As mentioned above, coloring helps reduce anxiety. Research has proven that coloring is an effective therapy to artistically express one’s emotion. Coloring can relax your state of mind, making you feel calm and at ease.
3. Coloring helps you become more creative.
One of the important benefits of coloring is that it helps you become more creative not only with the immediate coloring task at hand, but it helps you become more creative in your personal and professional life too. You might find you view tasks from a new perspective that you hadn’t seen previously.
4. Coloring is a great way to socialize.
Coloring isn’t just a solo activity, oh no! It’s becoming a trend nowadays to meet up with friends and color. There are actually groups where you can meet for a “Cocktail & Coloring”. It’s a great social activity.
5. Coloring allows you to stay focused.
I, myself, have experienced coloring and it really does help you to stay focused. It requires a lot of concentration in order to stay inside the lines! It’s a bit meticulous, especially when you need to fill up the colors in small shapes, but it’s not stressful, it actually helps you to become patient to finish a specific piece.
6. Coloring brings out the ‘inner-kid’.
Coloring, as adults, brings out our inner-child. It can take us back to our childhood. It makes you forget a lot of things and just enjoy the moment of a stress-free lifestyle – at least even for a while.
Coloring is indeed fun and has a lot of benefits. It’s not just for kids. It’s for adults too. So, if you haven’t tried coloring, then you’re missing a piece in your life.