Coloring is a common activity amongst children. However, coloring can be a beneficial and even enjoyable activity for adults. Many coloring books are actually created specifically for the needs of adults as they feature complex, black-and-white illustrations, typically inspired by South Asian mandalas.
The act of coloring in an adult coloring book allows the primary focus to be on one present task. This type of activity is therapeutic with decreased anxiety and depression and a more relaxed mind. As coloring requires the use of using creativity to determine various colors, the benefits of it can be compared to art therapy. As a bonus, if coloring was a past favorite childhood activity, doing so as an adult can provide the feeling of nostalgia.
Give coloring a try if you are wanting to explore a new hobby that is creative and relaxing. Adult coloring books and color pencils can be found at local and online retailers.