When you first think of coloring, you might think of children excitedly coloring in books with their favorite cartoon characters. But there’s a growing trend of adults that enjoy coloring. This has caused the release of more complex coloring sheets and books that were designed exclusively for adults.
Many adults have discovered that not only is coloring fun, it also has health benefits, too. If you’ve been thinking about adding coloring books to your line of products, here are some of the ways this hobby can help your clients.
#1 - Adult Coloring Relieves Stress
When someone is stressed, her body produces cortisol. In small doses, this hormone is beneficial to her body. It helps her get through that nerve-wracking speech she has to give and boosts her energy when she’s in the middle of a crisis, like a car accident.
But too much cortisol over time can lead to health problems like type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and anxiety.
While coloring doesn’t prevent someone from producing cortisol, it’s believed that it may help lower your cortisol levels. One reason that this might be possible is because coloring allows a person to get into the creative zone and focus on something enjoyable, rather than worrying about her problems. This can help her relax and release the tension in her body.
#2 - Adult Coloring Improves Focus
Another advantage of coloring is that it improves focus. Many people find that coloring while listening to webinars or lectures makes it easier to absorb the information. This might be because your hands stay busy so your mind is less likely to wander.
Because coloring gives her better focus and more clarity, it can also be a good activity to do before you set goals or develop strategies. The creativity required for coloring can help you think of new ways to tackle your goals and get the results you’re craving.
#3 - Adult Coloring Lifts Your Mood
Besides easing stress and improving focus, coloring can also lift a person’s mood. This could be due in part to the fact that there’s no right or wrong way to color and no one is judging her art. In many ways, coloring is a freeing experience for clients.
This may have to do with the fact that certain colors are known to boost mood. For example, if your client is having a down day, encourage her to use the color yellow since it can make her feel better. If your client is looking to calm her busy mind, inspire her to focus on adding blue to her coloring page.
#4 - Adult Coloring Helps You Cope
During painful situations, coloring can help you cope. Some people have used coloring to deal with the grief that comes from losing a loved one. Other people have found coloring therapeutic when they were diagnosed with a serious disease. Still some have used coloring to get through a breakup or divorce.
However, coloring is not a replacement for art therapy, where highly trained professionals help patients release, understand and deal with emotions. Coloring can be a useful tool for healing but remember it’s not a replacement for therapy.
Adult coloring is a popular trend that can be enjoyable for your clients. You can help your clients by offering coloring worksheets or linking to coloring books that they might like.
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