The day of thinking a colouring book is just for kids is well and truly over. After seeing pictures on social media for months of these Adult Colouring books, I decided to ditch the typical colouring in with Lillibug and go get myself an "Adult Colouring Book". Art is known for it's therapeutic properties and these books are aimed at trying to meditate with our creativeness.
I chose to get the crayola colouring pencils because I like the softness that pencils bring to art, but I've seen some fabulous pictures done by other with markers, paints, sketch pencils, the list goes on.
As someone who suffers from insomnia and I also find it hard to relax and unwind, I thought this might be something that was worth trying. I surprisingly have gotten on so well with it. I take some time out a couple of night a week, this could be like twenty minutes or an odd hour if I can catch it. It makes me go into my own little world, and I also noticed I'm sleeping better on the nights that I do it. I switch off from everything, that includes the telly, the computer, the phone and that can really make all the difference. I also have fibromyalgia and even though my hands can hurt during it, especially if I do it for too long, the tranquility I get from colouring outweighs the pain in my hand.
I've never been the most artistic, I even chose Music over Art in school, but it's not about if you are artistic, it's about going into your own world and taking time out for yourself.
It's also been fun in the afternoons when myself and Lillibug get the pencils in the middle of the table and have colouring book each, she is watching me and has started to try and draw inside the lines so intently now!
Would this be something you have or would try out? Let me know.