In this day and age when everyone is all caught up with their smartphones, emails, tv and the internet it can be challenging to find some quiet time to recharge your mind and soul. The good thing is meditation now comes in different forms; one of them touches our favorite activity as kids – coloring books! Coloring books are all part of art therapy which studies have shown can help heal negative emotions. If you’re interested to try this out – we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite coloring books for adults.
1. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
Secret Garden is not only a colouring book, but also an inky treasure hunt. Hidden within are all kinds of creatures and curiosities to be sought. Check it out here.
2. Fill-Me-In by Moose Allain
The book is very much an invitation to let your mind play, to prime the imagination. Each page leaves plenty of room for you to elaborate: it’s about drawing, doodling, colouring – and about words too. Check it out here.
3. Doodle Invasion by Kirby Rosanes
This big sized coloring book is a challenge for all ages. If you are a fanatic doodler and obsessed with filling in and coloring doodles then this is definitely for you. Check it out here.
4. The Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrarons
Described as an Anti-Stress Art Therapy for busy people, this 100-page paperback colouring book is small enough to fit in a coat pocket. It’s filled with abstract, wavy, floral and animal illustrations to colour-in. Check it out here.
5. Color Me Calm by Lucy Mucklow & Angela Porter
Color Me Calm is a guided coloring book designed for harried adults. Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer up 100 coloring templates all designed to help you get coloring and get relaxed. Check it out here.
Do you think this could work for you? Know of any other cool coloring books? Comment and share below!
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