A few years ago, I had a friend of mine buy an adult coloring book as a way of meditation. Yes. A coloring book. Not candles in a dark room with eyes closed humming a tune. A bonafide coloring book. As crazy as it sounds, This article describes the fascination and why coloring books are becoming the best way to “get away” perfectly:
Finding Calm amid the Chaos
“At the time, I didn’t explain it as something “healthy”, “meditative”, or “peaceful.” Coloring was something to do that felt more productive than just watching TV. It wasn’t an escape, though – like TV was. Coloring was moving me toward something…something fabulous, calming, and expressive. It was a way for me to get in touch with myself again. What started out as a passive hobby soon became a deliberate choice.”
I had the chance to get my very own personalized coloring book, and I have to say it’s been quite refreshing to have! Not only has it been fun, but it’s a way to let my mind just wander and be. Things in this world don’t have to make sense and can be whatever color I want them to be. I can escape. I can rest. The intricate details are seen as a fun challenge rather than the mundane.
I got the book from Put Me in the Story, which allows you to build personalized books for adults and kids, as well. There are so many products to choose from and they make a fantastic and unique Christmas gift! I think its super cool that Laila can have her very own storybook made just for her.
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