Coloring books are not only for children, but also for adults who work hard every day and need to de-stress. These books are gaining popularity. In fact, several coloring books rank high in the bestseller lists of Amazon. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book and Enchanted Forest, both by Johanna Basford are just two of the coloring books that many adults are buying today.
Why Use Coloring Books
While kids are the main audience of the coloring books, many stressed out adults find the coloring session quite therapeutic. Many scientific studies actually promote the use of coloring books and other means of de-stressing because adults can benefit from them, especially health-wise. There are even adult preschools, laughter clubs, and ball pit to provide some play breaks for the grown-ups.
Psychologists believe that several parts of the brain are used when coloring. This is because people have to focus on the lines, the color to use, and the movements of the hands. They therefore have to use their imaginations and do their best to bring the images alive. Through being creative, the adults are able to get rid of their stressed out lives and thoughts even for a few hours.
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