Stress Buster – Adult Colouring Book

Let’s get two things straight:

  • Colouring isn’t just for kids.
  • You don’t have to be an artist.

It’s a perfect way to unwind and de-stress at the end of the day or at the weekends. You can clear your mind and get a little creative. It’s definitely a better alternative than being sat in front of the TV or glued to your phone. In fact 81% of you said you own an adult colouring book when I ran a poll on Twitter!

This ‘‘ has really good quality paper and it’s thick too which means nothing seeps through page to page. You can get your artistic side out and use whatever you like to colour in; standard pencils, watercolour pencils, felt tip pens, whatever takes your fancy! I like to use my coloured pencils. They are easy to use, you can choose how dark you want the colours to be and also there is no smudging!

There are endless patterns and designs to colour in and although I still haven’t actually finished one yet (I keep starting and changing patterns), it really makes you think about how to approach it. Strategy is key ya know! Are you going to stick to a small palette of blues or green or just go all out and mix it up?!  After all, you could always buy a lovely frame to frame them in once finished and have your own hallway of fame.

What I also think is really important about unwinding is the portability. You can easily pop this colouring book in your bag and take with you on the train or on holiday. You can get kitted out with a smart little pencil case and keep them altogether as your ‘go to stress buster’.

So get your artistic side out, light some candles and unwind.

If colouring isn’t really for you then you can always take a look at my 5 Favourite Podcasts or Mindful Thoughts for Walkers posts to help unwind.

Have you used an Adult Colouring Book before? What’s your favourite media to use?

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25 Comments

  1. March 8, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    I didn’t know about adult coloring books until I was at my dorm in college and everyone in my hall was coloring to try and relax. They seem really cool but I think I just listen to music to relax

    • Rebecca
      March 13, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      Yeah they probably aren’t for everyone but there’s something rewarding when you get into a rhythm with it xx

  2. March 8, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Completely agree! Colouring is not just for kids at all, I have a couple colouring books, though unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time to colour.

    • Rebecca
      March 13, 2018 / 12:46 pm

      Glad you agree! I don’t always have time either but it’s nice to know it’s there if you fancy it xx

  3. March 8, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    I have an adult colouring book and adore it, I probably should use it more to be fair. It’s also a stress-relieving one so I always feel so calm afterwards. Thank you for sharing lovely! 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

    • Rebecca
      March 13, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Yes, I don’t use it then get addicted to it! Thanks for reading! xx.

    • Rebecca
      March 13, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Yes it’s definitely a great way to de-stress or zone out xx.

  4. March 8, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    I love my adult colouring book. It’s so relaxing! I’ve seen myself get annoyed before and my partner has found me colouring in the spare rooom😂 Great post💕xx

    • Rebecca
      March 13, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Haha love that! I get annoyed with it sometimes too. Thanks for reading xx.

  5. March 8, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I have never tried an adult colouring book yet but I do have a three year old and just helping her to colour in her own colouring books can be relaxing. I must try an adult one next!

    • Rebecca
      March 13, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      I think kids ones are just as good and so lovely to do if you have kids instead of sitting in front of the TV! xx

  6. March 8, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Art is such a great stress reliever, it’s really good to see so many colouring books available these days and it’s even better to see so many adults embracing creativity 🙂 x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      March 13, 2018 / 12:39 pm

      It definitely is. I love some of the themed ones you can get, but I think just one is enough for now! xx.

  7. March 8, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I keep seeing so many people recommending adult colouring books and keep promising myself I will give it a try! I love colouring with the little one in his colouring book so I’m sure I would enjoy it 😃
    New March goal is to invest in one of these I could do with some relaxation !

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Rebecca
      March 12, 2018 / 11:13 am

      There’s so many good value ones, you should definitely get one! Even if you only use it every now and then it’s handy to just pick up. Awh you could both colour together then! xx.

  8. March 8, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    I absolutely love coloring with my grands! We each get so involved that time passes rather quickly but the exchanges we have, are like the most important life talks, but in lil people form.

    • Rebecca
      March 12, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Awh, so sweet! It is lovely to do and relaxing too xx.

  9. March 8, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    I really should try one of these to help me relax. I think I’m the kind of person who would still manage to make it stressful if I accidentally but the ‘wrong’ colour somewhere or accidentally missed a line, but it looks like it’s fun. I love that the paper is good quality! Nothing ruins it more than when you can see what’s written on the other page x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      March 12, 2018 / 11:11 am

      I would so recommend one Sophie but I’m quite a perfectionist so it’s very annoying going out of the lines!! Thanks for reading xx

  10. March 9, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Your colouring is so neat Rebecca! 😍 This post makes me wanna go colour things in! 💖🎨 Your suggestion about taking these books on trains and on holiday is so good, I never thought of that. I might treat myself to a new one just to use on the plane next month. Great post, very inspirational! 💕 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Rebecca
      March 12, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Hahaha thanks Bexa, that’s only a snippet of it LOL! But yes, think it’s so nice to take away to a hotel or somewhere just as a way of switching off. There’s so many good value ones about. Thanks for reading Bexa xxx

  11. March 9, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    You definitely don’t have to be an artist! I didn’t buy into the colouring book thing at first, I did buy one but it was too small and annoyed me more than anything. But I have the Enchanted Forest book in my drawer which I’m hoping to pick up soon! Have you tried using pens as well as pencils? I’m just wondering what might be best xxx

    • Rebecca
      March 12, 2018 / 11:08 am

      I agree Jenny. Some can be a bit fiddly and I end up changing pages but once you get going it’s very therapeutic. I haven’t actually tried pens but I think I might look at getting some!I I do like pencils though as you can change the pressure of them depending how deep you want the colour. Thanks Jenny xxx

  12. March 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Absolutely I own a few adult coloring books. I love coloring right from my childhood. I used to color a lot during my school vacations. But now I just don’t have enough time to do it. 🙂

    http://glossnglitters.com

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