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Coloring is an activity that has long been associated with children and it has been accepted that, as we grow up, we put aside our colored pencils and turn to more adult pursuits. In recent years however we have witnessed this wisdom being overturned and coloring for adults has become a widespread pastime.
But why has coloring for adults become so popular? There are many explanations for the rapid growth in adult coloring, but here are just a few...
Coloring Lowers Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have long known that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and permits your mind to get some rest. Indeed the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, gave his patients mandalas to color over 100 years ago. In the hectic world we inhabit today the stress relieving properties of coloring are possibly more valuable than ever.
Coloring Trains Your Brain To Focus
Remaining within the lines as you color a simple black and white line drawing requires focus and, while you are concentrating on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mind exercise that lets you put aside everything for the time you spend coloring, and this is very important in our demanding world.
Coloring Helps In The Development Of Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two sides of the brain to work together and involves both the use of logic (necessary for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). In turn, this brings the areas of the brain concerned with vision and fine motor skills into play, and helps in keeping these active and in developing them further. It is this aspect of coloring that is being seen more and more as particularly valuable for older individuals, as many in the medical profession believe that it can delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Gives You The Opportunity To Be Social
Although you might believe that coloring would be a purely solo activity, its increasing popularity is fast turning it into a social one. Friends, families, colleagues and others are getting together to enjoy something to eat and drink and the chance to socialize, through their shared interest in coloring. Indeed, this is a perfect excuse for a party, as coloring needs only a minimum of concentration and can easily be done in a group setting.
Coloring Lets You Be Yourself
There are no rules when it comes to coloring and your coloring book is your coloring book. If you mistakenly make the cat's rear leg green because you thought that it was part of the grass, who is going to care? Should you feel like making the sky pink, does it really matter? You are allowed to be as creative and experimental as you wish because this is your coloring book, and yours alone. When it comes to choosing colors don't forget that the British-based, but American-born, artist James Whistler once said, "Mauve is just pink trying to be purple."
You may already be a fan of adult coloring, in which case you will already appreciate its value. This may however be a new venture for you and one which you are contemplating for any one of a number of different reasons. If this is something new for you then I encourage you to try it out. There is a reason why so many people are fired up about the world of adult coloring, so jump on board and start to enjoy the benefits for yourself today.
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