Coloring is no longer just for kids. Adult coloring has grown in popularity recently. Whether you already have a coloring poster or are thinking about getting one, there are quite a few benefits to coloring in your free time.
Relaxes Your Brain and Improves Brain Function
Coloring is a great way to relax your brain and quiet your mind. When you’re coloring, you’re focused on the simple activity in front of you. This begins to relax your mind and keep your thoughts from intruding.
Improves Motor Skills
More complex designs with smaller spaces for coloring require you to hone your hand-eye coordination and motor skills, skills you don't use when you're just scrolling on your electronics. Some health professionals believe that the following activities not only engage motor skills, but can even help delay the onset of dementia.
Studies have shown that coloring can reduce anxiety in adults. Coloring for 20 minutes or more is an effective way to lower your heart rate and decrease feelings of anxiety.
Other benefits to coloring that affect your anxiety include:
Reduced mental health stress