Here’s Why Coloring Books for Adults Are Not Just For Hipsters Anymore

There’s a new trend that is taking the world by storm and I totally get why: coloring books for adults. We see people transforming themselves into kids again and rediscovering a forgotten pleasure of the childhood. And it’s not only millennials or other strange looking men doing it. It’s grown-ups all over the world. Here is why.


This phenomenon can be attributed to the understandable feeling of nostalgia. To the desire to feel the innocence of the childhood when everything was possible and easy. But it’s more than that. It’s a part of the success art therapy has been proven to have to treat all kinds of psychological illnesses.

Coloring books help people immersed in them to feel less stressed and anxious.

There’s a harmony between the mind and the body that is very similar to meditation. Many coloring books contain mandalas and other patterns that can help us focus our attention on something other than our worries and our negative thoughts.

And because we live in an era dominated by technology, of course that there are also coloring apps for when there are no pencils and paper around. They can be even more fun because you can erase everything and start again. That gives us a feeling of empowerment that we usually lack in our stress driven lives. Talking about a fun catharsis! And you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your bed to reap the fruits of it.

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