Finding Calm In Colouring: The Mindfulness Colouring Book

Mindfulness colouring book
Colouring in for adults
Art therapy for anxiety and stress
Colouring in illustrations
A few times of late I’ve noticed one or two bloggers talking about having an ‘adult colouring book’ (no, it’s not what you think…get your mind out of the gutter!). I thought it was an interesting idea that I kind of pushed to the back of my mind. That is until my good friend Emma showed me them in Waterstones during a trip to Chichester.

She had recently bought The Mindfulness Colouring Book, and upon having a flick through the beautiful pages myself, I decided I had to give it a go. I’d never given much thought to how therapeutic colouring in can actually be until I’d looked at the intricate illustrations adoring the pages that were just begging for some colour.

Before even getting home from the shopping trip, I whipped out the book and small tube of pencils I’d purchased and got scribbling whilst on the train. I was quite surprised at how much I was enjoying concentrating on keeping the colouring inside the lines. Time went faster, and before I knew it, I had to alight the train. I can really see how doing something like this can be incredibly calming.

In fact, on the Amazon page it says “Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress”, and this made so much sense to me when I thought about my experiences with trich and anxiety. Whilst I can’t say with confidence that a bit of colouring away can completely eliminate stress, I can see how it could soothe it.

I’m looking forward to doing some more colouring in of this book, and I know it’s going to last me a long time as the designs are stunningly complex. I definitely recommend giving it a go. Find out more, and buy from Amazon here.

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  1. Lyndsay FizzyPeaches

    Aah, I love a bit of adult colouring – it's SO stress relieving!
    I'm actually posting about it too this week (with a related giveaway) so keep an eye out for that 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking your post today to the Lifestyle Linkup! Hopefully see you next week

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

  2. Michelle Inman

    I love the adult colouring books! I discovered them in December when I was poorly for the whole month and they were perfect for entertaining me but in a quiet, restorative way for someone who didn't have much energy.

    I have Johanna Basford's Secret Garden & Enchanted Forest books and I also recently invested in Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom book. I can recommend all of these if you fancy more books to colour in!

    Michelle -x-

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