Adults that color are more relaxed! Adults that color are more creative, calmer and overall happier.
Coloring is not just for kids. If you are looking for a way to take a productive break that will help to fuel your creative juices coloring may be just the thing you need.
There are some very “adult” benefits to coloring.
Studies indicate that adults that color have better:
- Reasoning skills
- Perform better under stress
- Become better problem solvers
- Have better eye hand coordination
Coloring takes patience and attention it also takes good reasoning skills.
While most people think about the artistic implications of coloring they do not consider that you have to have good reasoning skills to color.
You have to make choices about which colors you want to put where and you have to be able to see your finished look in your mind’s eye.
Coloring can help to relax you and take your mind off day to day stress by doing so it can help you to better process stress.
Coloring can help you to perform better under stress by helping keep you focused on something else for a little while so that when you return to work or to whatever situation is stressing you, you have a better outlook. See this post on coloring and de-stressing for more information.
Coloring can help you to “think” differently about things and to see problems differently. It is a great teaching tool that can help you to change how you approach problems.
In the good old days coloring was used as a tool to improve eye hand coordination.
Every elementary school had coloring books not only to practice using your creative brain which helps with problem solving but to improve the eye hand coordination.
It Is Fun
Creating a picture through coloring is just plain fun. It is a great way to enjoy a small part of the day and literally shut the rest of the world out.
It is a fun way to take a break from the “adult world” and regain some of the freedoms of childhood.
There is nothing better than coloring to feel proud of something that you can quickly produce. It helps you to feel accomplished.
Of course there are more important things in life but when life is going haywire as it often does being able to produce something that is lovely to look at it makes everything else seem like it will be okay.
Coloring is fun just for the fun of it!
It is Art
A lot of people do not think of coloring as art but it is. It takes a creative approach to add color to a picture.
You get to decide which colors go where and you get to choose how you will shade the picture in which effects the entire look of the picture.
You get to enhance the picture anyway you choose and create beautiful works of art. Adults that color create beautiful pieces that in many cases can even be framed and hung.
Are you convinced of the positive effect of coloring?
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