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Coloring Books: 5 Benefits for Adults

Coloring books aren't just for kids! 5 Benefits for adults (5 Beneficios de libros para colorear para adultos) | Live Colorful

Coloring books aren’t just for kids!

The other day I read this article about how coloring books can be as great as watching TV after a busy day. I have always being one of those people that love coloring books and that believe that they have many benefits, especially for relaxing.

I have memories of me in high school coloring princess coloring books and applying all kind of crazy eyeshadows on them to find interesting color combinations. Recently I started a new collection of coloring books with interesting patterns, I have bought a few of them from museums from trips and others I found online, like this one, Tiempo Libre from Free Period Press, with simple patterns that let me play with colors and even has a few blank pages where you can fill it with your own doodles!

Coloring books aren't just for kids! 5 Benefits for adults (5 Beneficios de libros para colorear para adultos) | Live Colorful

Check out my 5 benefits of coloring books as an adult:

  1. It can be relaxing. Coloring has a de-stressing effect. One of the reasons can be that when we focus on a particular activity, we tend to think less about our concerns.
  2. Coloring stimulates the brain and senses and develops engine skills, imagination, and creativity.
  3. Attention to detail. Coloring can help improve concentration and attention to detail.
  4. Patience. You need some time to color and fill in those lines perfectly.
  5. It promotes coordination. We used to spend much of our time playing and learning to develop coordination of our movements. We shouldn’t stop enjoying these activities as we grow up, the benefits can keep benefiting us as we age.

Coloring books aren't just for kids! 5 Benefits for adults (5 Beneficios de libros para colorear para adultos) | Live Colorful

Coloring brings us many benefits and is a great way to spend the afternoon or night after a stressful and hard day.

Today I have to you a surprise! You can win this coloring book: Tiempo LibreUn libro de patrones para colorear (Spanish Edition). Enter the giveaway here:

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About Tiempo Libre: (Free Period: A Patternful Coloring Book, the english version) is a coloring book for grownups full of abstract patterns to unplug, relax, and reignite your creativity. Just like having a free period when you were in school, you can use this coloring book however you want: zone out, meditate, or get inspired for a creative project of your own.
Check out their website and blog  to learn more about Free Period Press. If you sign up to their newsletter you can get 3 free coloring pages + news about upcoming projects!
Good luck!

11 Responses

  1. Divina says:

    Who knew there were so many benefits for adults! I want to win!

  2. lisa says:

    I love this new adult color book trend!

  3. I love teal and gray.. and cerulean and chartreuse and shades of purple. :)

  4. Blanca D says:

    Me encantan los colores, de repente me pongo a dibujar con mis hijas. Mis favoritos son el morado, el rojo y el naranja para colorear.

  5. Ashley says:

    Such a great idea! I need more coral and torque issue in my life, my favorite colors!

  6. pattie says:

    My favorite colors are black, gold and white. It’s a great combo!

  7. Sara Strauss says:

    I just got an adult coloring book from BookCon and love it! It’s so fun!
    ~Sara

  8. Jimena says:

    Check out this Day of the Dead coloring book!!
    http://thepathtomictlan.mena-bo.com/

  9. This post is excellent! Yes its real that adults also loves to color, it has actually turned into one of the anxiety killer of some adults like me. Being a mom and also wife is hard, it takes a bunch of perseverance. Coloring let me escape from reality as well as be myself also just for a while. Whenever i color it’s like I’m somewhere far from all the stress that I am encountering as a wife as well as a mommy. I have this adult coloring book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/151435067X it has well various kinds of adults coloring pages that you could color. I have actually tried this and it’s excellent! Not only for me, but likewise my kids enjoys to color! As well as for a moment it became one of our mother and daughter time.

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