Adults pencilling in time to colour

Adults pencilling in time to colour 

When was the last time you broke out the tin of Derwents and spent a few hours staying between the lines in a colouring book – not since primary school?

Well, if you’ve been searching for that right time to turn back the clock to those creative days of your childhood, that wait is over.

Right now, as best-seller lists from around the world are bursting with colouring book titles, grown-ups are sharpening pencils in record numbers. And it’s not just because a good colour can be a whole lot of fun.

A quick online search brings up oodles of articles talking to this latest colourful new craze. Some have therapists selling its stress relieving qualities as being the perfect way to relax. Other news articles have colouring-enthusiasts explaining how it helps them turn off the mind and stimulate the senses.

Then there’s the theory that, in a world where there’s so much pressure to get things right, colouring gives us a task that’s impossible to get wrong. You take the outcome wherever you want it to go.

But whatever the reason, evidence-based or not, people of all ages are increasingly snapping up these beautifully-crafted colouring books in the millions – and many are quickly discovering the benefits a little colouring-in can have on their wellbeing.

Looking for that ideal book to showcase your colouring-in credentials? Find inspiration from Buzzfeed’s “16 Colouring Books That Are Perfect For Grown-Ups”.

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