9 Benefits of Adult Coloring Books

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Kate Moynihan | 2 comments
  1. Increase your coordination and fine motor skills, by involving both sides of your cerebral cortex, the right-hemisphere (the creative side) and your left (the logical side). Coloring with patterns and analytical shapes exercises both elements of your brain.
  2. Decrease anxiety. Expressing your creativity deepens relaxation.
  3. Enjoy its meditative quality as coloring decreases the chatter of an active brain.
  4. Unwind letting your mind to drift.
  5. De-stress. Engaging in coloring can lower your blood pressure and heart rate.
  6. Stimulate happy memories, such as the carefree joy of childish fun.
  7. Discover your the inner child. Release the lighthearted nature of your personality. Your inner child will love you.
  8. Increases your confidence in color choices. This new comfort will spark creativity in other areas like your home and fashion.
  9. Makes you smile like this funny story:

Have you ever taken a snack to bed? I did. Frozen blueberries, in fact.  They’re better than sucking on an icy Popsicle because one by one you can munch each nugget, letting the frosty morsel melt in your mouth.

   I colored for a while and hit dream land.  I didn’t even hear my husband, Larry, come to bed.
   The next morning I was the first one up.  I heard a rap on the bathroom door and Larry asked, “Kate, are you sick to your stomach?” 
   “No, I’m fine,” I said from behind the closed door. 
   “Are you sure you’re okay?” he added, sounding very concerned. 
   I pulled open the door and saw his brow wrinkled in worry.   
   “What’s wrong?” I asked. 
   “There’s something in there,” he said pointing to bed, his voice wavering and a bit unsettled.
   I inched closer to the bed.  Small dark pellets peppered the middle of the mattress. They were too big for mouse droppings, thank goodness.  I let out the breath I didn’t realize I was holding.  But what were they? The good news was the black droppings weren’t moving. I slowly poked my nose a little closer. 
   “Oh, dear!” I said, finally recognizing the strange bed-mate. Shriveled blueberries were scattered about in a small cluster in the sheets. Apparently while I was munching my before-bed snack, my plate tipped and I didn’t know it. 
   I palmed the blueberries and admitted my guilt to Larry.
  Needless, to say I haven’t taken a treat to bed since. I just snuggle up with a good coloring book page.

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  • Kate Moynihan

    I"m so delighted you loved the ‘lemon’ story, subtitled:‘Life Handed Me a Lemon – the Size of a Grapefruit.’ Yes! It will be a continued series titled: "An Artsy Journey.’ The next chapter is scheduled to be released September 10 with a subtitle: ‘Climbing the Corporate Ladder – One Artsy Rung at a Time. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the next saga.

  • Jewels Wald

    I really like your lemon story. You could be a novelist.
    Is there going to be a part 2? :-)


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