Looking for an inexpensive hobby you and your spouse can enjoy together? Check out Coloring Books for Grown-Ups. Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re envisioning the coloring books from your childhood and a set of crayons. Today’s adult coloring books are a so much more sophisticated, and there’s one for just about every interest.
Did you know that making time for art in your life can be beneficial? According to the Cleveland Clinic, it can! Clinical psychologist Scott M. Bea, Psy.D., says it has to do with refocusing your attention.
Adult coloring requires modest attention focused outside of self-awareness. It is a simple activity that takes us outside ourselves. In the same way, cutting the lawn, knitting, or taking a Sunday drive can all be relaxing.
Dr. Bea’s three reasons why adult coloring can be calming:
- A simple act, such as coloring, can focus your attention on the present moment which can have a very meditative quality.
- Your brain tends to relax when it’s focused on a simple activity. It helps to evaporate life’s difficulties from your awareness.
- Because coloring is a safe activity that’s hard to screw up and the outcome is predictable, it can be a pleasant experience instead of a test of your artistic capabilities.
Coloring as a couple can increase the pleasure and give you a shared activity to enjoy curled up in front of the fire on a cold, winter’s day or during a springtime picnic at the park. This inexpensive hobby is portable so you can color on the go, too.
Top 10 Best Seller’s in Coloring Books for Grown-ups
Adult Coloring Book Designs: Stress Relief Coloring Book: Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals, and Paisley Patterns
(#1 Best Seller in Flowers & Landscapes Coloring Books for Grown-Ups)
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs
(#1 Best Seller in Energy Healing)
Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book
(#1 Best Seller in Individual Artists)
Do you color with your spouse? What is your favorite coloring book for grown-ups?