Adult coloring books?

I found this little app, Color Therapy.  It touts relaxation and stress relief.

A coloring book for Big Girls.  So I thought, “what the heck.  I will give it a twirl”.

The funny thing is I didn’t really like to color when I was a Little Girl…I’m still not crazy about coloring.

Have you seen these?  Have you tried them?

I will stick with Zumba.  That’s my great stress relief.  That and digging in my garden.  Yesterday I harvested some Salvia seeds, and Basil seeds to take to the country this weekend.  The bees were buzzing about me, and the sun was so mellow and warm.  It put me in a very happy place.

I’m grateful for free Zumba classes, a place to plant my flowers, good coffee, and time to do the things I enjoy.

What do you do to get rid of stress?  Is it a creative outlet?  Is it a physical outlet?  I’d love to hear.

20 thoughts on “Adult coloring books?

  1. My wife gave a short talk on colour therapy. After doing the practical, they almost had to prize the colouring book away from me! So therapeutic. Walking in nature and listening to music both help me to relax.

  2. I didn’t know where you were going with adult coloring books. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I could never stay in the lines as a child, and I’m sure that I’m no better now. I like to work the garden to get some stress relief. Gathering seeds for the next year is wonderful! I do that with cosmos and they reward me with bountiful blooms the next year. I don’t have many heirloom veggies, so I don’t harvest the seeds from F1 plants due to their poor performance the next year. As the fall arrives, and the specter of winter on the horizon, my stress relief in the garden will be replaced by reading. I find that it takes me away to another place where I can let go of the daily grind.

      • I used to read everything Vonnegut when I was reading fiction/satire. I love Lovecraft for horror, but lately I’ve been reading books on my favorite artists. Aside from the biographies that I’ve been reading, there’s a series of short paperbacks called 33 1/3, and each book covers an important recording and what when on during the recording of that album. They’re short, but very enjoyable!

      • Try Life by Keith Richards. If you like the Rolling Stones, it’s a must read! Have a great day, too!

  3. It seems like these adult coloring books are all the rage right now. I, for one, prefer to create my own art. Not much for coloring someone else’ stuff.
    For stress relief, hmmmmm – I exercise and run. I also pray. Especially like a prayer walk after a run, like first thing in the morning, or at the end of the day. I also love being creative. Did you know that drawing, painting, these creative endeavors actually emit serotonin in the brain. Maybe that’s why I get such a rush out of inspiration and art.

  4. Gardening, cooking, playing the piano… but only yesterday I was looking at the colouring books in the shop. I would’ve bought one, but I need to ask experts about what pencils to get!

    • mine is on my iPad, so I use a stylus, and the app supplies the color I want. I wonder if I would like a regular coloring book better? I will have to take a look.

      Cooking if a fun outlet, especially if you have an appreciative audience to share the meal with.

  5. Hi Wendy, I’ve never heard of this app, but I know several colouring books for adults. Never tried one, I don’t think that I’d like it. Colouring insides the lines isn’t my thing, I like to draw and colour my way, a crazy one.

    • I was never one of those little girls that got praise for coloring neatly. It was always a chore.
      I don’t know why I keep trying. It’s hard for me to give up when I don’t excel at something. Wasted effort. Stubborn….I guess I’d like to be good at it.

  6. I’m not into coloring either. I wanted to try the coloring books as a stress reliever, but it doesn’t do it for me. I think being a pet owner is a good stress reliever especially pet therapy in enjoying petting them and enjoying that love that pet therapy gives. β™₯

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