The Many Benefits of Colouring

I’ve been colouring and drawing since I was a child. Even as a little kid, I knew there was something special about creative expression...
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February 14, 2022

I’ve been colouring and drawing since I was a child. Even as a little kid, I knew there was something special about creative expression through drawing and colouring. However, there’s always been something uniquely appealing of just colouring in. In 2016, the world experienced a massive in the popularity of adult colouring. Whilst I saw it as a bit of a fad at the time, 6 years on and it’s still as popular as ever. I think people are starting to realise the benefits of colouring and reaching a flow state of mind where their worries disappear as they concentrate on a nice image to colour.

I still do a lot of drawing and colouring now and even make my own colouring pages and so I thought it was about time I wrote a post about the benefits of colouring for your creative expression and mental wellbeing.

I was inspired to write this post because of everything we’ve been through in the last 18 months. During these lockdowns, I’ve never been more creative. I even found myself finally designing my own colouring pages (something I had been putting off for a long time) and I got a fresh set of colouring markers for Christmas. Maybe it’s been my way of coping but drawing and colouring gives me a sense of control in a world that seems so all over the place. As well as the benefits of colouring below, this has to be the biggest benefit of colouring for me personally.

Even as a child, I’ve always had a feeling of total control over my artwork. Having a sense of total control over what I’m creating is a helpful thing when I’m feeling stressed out or anxious.

In this post, I’m going to go over the benefits of colouring so if you’ve been on the fence about buying a colouring book for adults or downloading colouring pages, read on to find out how colouring could benefit you.

Thank projectsemicolon for sharing this story in the comments below.

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The Many Benefits of Colouring

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