As the coloring books for adults become the latest trend and unlike some other cheesy trends; this activity actually has great benefits for you. The coloring is no longer an activity to keep children busy as we usually associate the activity with children. The coloring activity actually has therapeutic and health benefits which also has the same benefits of meditation. That is why more and more people get interested in this coloring thing in order to seek for relaxation. According to research, coloring is a kind of stress-free activity which help relaxes the amygdala or the fear center in the brain and also allows the mind to get the rest. If you are curious of the health benefits of coloring for adults; here is the list.
Help relieve stress
The coloring therapy has been practiced for over 100 years since the famous psychologist, Carl Jung, was also prescribed coloring to the psychiatry patients. He uses the Mandalas which is consists of geometrical and concentric circles patterns for the patient and the ancient design is proven to put the mind in a calmer and lesser stress as well as keep them focus. In addition, coloring also gives the fear center of the brain chances to relax which is automatically also relaxes you. Giving the fear center sometimes to rest also reduces your stress.
Some moment in our lives, we often find out that we lack focus and concentration. Coloring requires you to stay inside the lines which make you more focus without making you stressful. In addition, coloring also ignites both the logic and creativity. You use the logic in order to choose the right color for certain pattern or shape which is when you activate the analytical part of the brain. Also, when you mix and match the color, you activate the creative part of the brain. The balance of logic and creative helps the brain to associate the areas in the cerebral cortex which controls the vision and fine motor skills.
Meditation is also known as the art of do nothing; however, many people find that it is quite hard to meditate. Coloring activity helps you to easily reach the meditative state. With the relaxing and meditative benefits, no wonder if many book publishers specialize in a coloring book for adults.
Coloring helps you to be you
Adults often get stuck in a stressful job, housework, and much more. Coloring helps you get out from the stressful routine and also make you more relax and comfortable with yourself. Many adults have rediscovered themselves after coloring online or offline since the technology has brought the easiness for human life. In addition, the coloring book is your own and you do not have to show it to other people if you do not want to. No matter what color that you use for example if you accidentally color the dog into green and that is okay.
Coloring helps connect with the inner child
Inner child therapy is very beneficial for many adults who have been very harsh with themselves. Most of us have certain areas that need more work and those connect with something we carry in the past. That is why to bring back when we were children can help you become more confident and happy in the future.