Call Me Ang: Adult Coloring Books

Adult Coloring Books

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Today I was watching the news and they had a segment on adults coloring books....Not to be confused with adult content people.

I looked at my husband and said, "well that is nothing new, I've been coloring my whole adult life (my habit picked up when I was in college) to relieve stress!"  I still do it to this day. If I'm starting to get anxious, sad or I'm angry, sometimes I'll whip out one of my girls' coloring books.

There is something calming about coloring. It takes your mind off whatever is weighing heavily on your shoulders. It's just you, some paper and a box of crayons. Sometimes simplicity and back to basics is necessary to bring us back to center.

What I didn't know, is that now doctors are suggesting this as treatment for insomnia as well. I never considered this, but I just might have to keep a box of crayons and a book on my nightstand from now on.

Another thing freeing about coloring, is that it takes you back to your childhood, when your world was uncomplicated.  You had no obligations, no worries and not a concern in the world. Who doesn't want to relive that feeling?



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I would like to thank the geniuses out there that created adult coloring books.  They are more complex and challenging than children's books. I can't wait to order a few and put them through the "stress test!"  Because honestly....it's going to be tough to outdo the joy it brings me to color The Little Mermaid....

TTFN,

6 comments:

  1. YES! I saw this last night, and thought I need to order one of those! Soooo glad you agree! ;)

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    1. Coloring is so enjoyable. Give it a try!! :)

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  2. I have an adult daughter who suffers from a serious eating disorder. Coloring was an activity in treatment programs that she's been in.

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    1. I am sorry to hear about your daughter's struggle, but I am happy to hear that she is receiving treatment. I suffered from anorexia in my late teens and early 20's. I wouldn't wish that battle on my worst enemy. Stay strong!

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  3. Thank you! It's been a 10+ year battle, but I take it a day at a time. I think I need a coloring book!
    My name is Andrea, by the way. I don't want to seem like a creepy anonymous person, but also don't want to see any pictures of myself, haha.

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  4. This is such a fun idea! I didn't know these existed. But now I really want one... And a nice new box of crayons to go with it!

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