Colouring books are something that a lot of us were entertained by as children. If you’re anything like me then you were still pulling out your old childhood colouring book at the age of 15, 18 and then at 20 something happened. A new fad – adult colouring books, they became a popular pass time to relax and relieve stress, but do they work?
Yes they do, at least for me, personally. It could be because I love art, drawing, colouring and all that jazz but I think it’s something people who don’t have those same interests will enjoy. The craze of ‘colour me calm’ books took off for a while, and they are still being published. Calming yourself down and unwinding is about silencing the mind, it’s easy to do that when colouring. You get carried away thinking about which colours to use and in my case you turn some music up and get lost singing along to songs you know all the lyrics to and making up the words to ones you don’t.
This is definitely something everyone should try once to see if it’s for them. You don’t even have to necessarily go out and buy a book. You can draw your own image and colour it, download a colouring sheet or borrow a childs one.
Here’s one I’ve completed it is from ‘Secret Garden’ by Johanna Basford
“Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days”
– Twenty One Pilots