I am a big fan of coloring and painting. Really anything that has to do with DIY projects. When I’m in the hospital coloring it is the best thing to past the time. I remember the time when another patient (that was being discharged) brought me her coloring book with a sweet saying on the inside cover that made my day. It’s a wonder how the small things in life can bring you so much joy, happiness, and a smile to your face.
I didn’t learn about adult coloring books till back in November when I was hospitalized and called the gift shop for ideas and the lady told me about the adult theme coloring books. I bought one and was so happy to get it. As I started on one of the pages I remember how the nurses would come in and comment on how it was looking.
The other day my friend asked where she could get one and I told her Walmart had tons of them. We went to go find her one and I was amazed to see how many there were and the different themes. They even have ones that have a picture on one page and a place to write your feelings on the other page. Needless to say the adult coloring is definitely catching on! I am currently working on one that is poster sized. It will take easily 3-6 months to complete.
The main reason I wanted to write about this subject today is because I have found that doing projects like coloring can be very uplifting. It also can help with stress, anxiety, and more. When you finish it you feel happy, joy, and motivated to do more activities like it. At least I do.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Please share!