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Colouring Creations- You're Never Too Old to Colour
It’s art month here at Frames Express! And with this in mind it’s time to pick up some crayons, colouring book and get stuck in – You’re never too old to colour…
Colouring books for grown up’s hit it off last year with them reaching the headlines for not only the fun of releasing your inner artistic child but also the therapeutic benefits. If you’ve not given it a go yet, this blog will tell you the best adult colouring books and the benefits of them.
The Benefits of Colouring
Find yourself constantly thinking troubling thoughts? With colouring you take your focus away from intrusive thoughts, instead concentrating on colouring your pictures. Many people introduce colouring into their lives as an alternative to meditation, particularly if they struggle to ‘switch off’.
Colouring engages your brain, opening up the frontal lobe and working on our problem solving skills as well as motor and organisational skills. The world today is fast paced with a lot going on, colouring helps to focus your mind on one task, concentrate and enhance these individual skills.
As we grow up, time for any form of play structured or unstructured become sparse. Setting aside time to indulge in a bit of colouring therapy engages your mind but in a way that allows it to roam free, come up with new ideas and release your inner creative guru.
From Solo to Social
People aren’t just colouring solo nowadays; as the trend has picked up more and more colouring groups and clubs have been popping up with some businesses even introducing team colouring sessions to improve group focus and creativity as a team.
Your Free Space
Rediscover yourself, go to another place. Like when you get stuck into a book, colouring books allow you escape from constraints of the ‘real world’; space is your own to interpret and react with however you wish, promoting flexibility in thought. In this space no one can judge your output, hurry you along or influence, it’s your area to do as you please.
100’s of Years of Colouring Greatness
Carl Jung was one of the famed psychiatrists who prescribed colouring to his patients as part of their therapy to assist in accessing their subconscious and promoting self-knowledge; handing out mandalas to colour as an element of their therapy. If it worked then why not now in our even more hectic lives?
We’re not saying it’ll work for everyone but with so many themes, designs, and options available alongside the years of backing, it can’t hurt to switch off from the digital world and pick up a Crayola every once in awhile for some designated me-time.
The Best Adult Colouring Books
|Best for intricate Patterns:
||Best For Mandalas:
|Best for Fun
||Best for Animals