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The 'C' word

Updated: Aug 1, 2020

Not one to mention the C word that's changing the way we live - Colouring on the other hand is a great reminder of when life was simple. I love adult colouring books and the power it has to bring out the inner child. I got into them back in 2014 but didn't actually have time to indulge myself in them. But with the new normal of working from home, I choose to colour my stress away.


What's so good about adult colouring books?


Adult colouring books have intricate designs that challenge the fine motor skills and attention span of even the most detail-oriented adults. This makes adult colouring pages a fun challenge and something you can lose yourself in. I always struggle to clear my mind when stressed out, so colouring or doodling helps me calm down and only focus on the design infront of me.


Is colouring a form of art therapy?


Adult colouring books are therapeutic, but they are not therapy. The benefits may be similar but the personal process is different. Colouring is a great mood booster, enhances mindfulness, and reduces stress. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. As someone that struggles to mediate, I find it works wonders when I've had a busy day and allows my mind to get some rest.


Is it a waste of time?


Of course not! Anytime spent on your wellbeing is worth it. I've introduced colouring breaks into busy days to help me with productivity - definitely one of the perks of working from home and not being judged by colleagues for taking breaks. Another bonus is less caffeine as my breaks are no longer associated with tea or coffee. Tea? Yes, tea has the same effect as coffee on me (just at a slower rate).


Anyway, If your screen time has increased drastically since COVID-19 and you need an escape - unleash your creativity and unwind with an adult colouring book.


Check out the selection of adult colouring book in our shop: https://www.thirstypainter.com/shop

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