I loved coloring as a kid and I still love it now. I find coloring to be very therapeutic because you’re taking time to focus on one thing and leave all of your other thoughts behind while you unwind with coloring. When I was in counseling for anxiety & depression, my counselor had me color while speaking to her, it made my thoughts and feelings just flow out and made me more comfortable since I didn’t have to look at her and share my feelings, I could just continue coloring while conversing with her. So, here’s why I think you should start coloring (and make it part of your evening routine).
Like I stated above, coloring can help you unwind and relax because you aren’t thinking about all that you have to do today, or tomorrow – you’re focusing on staying in the lines and color coordinating everything. If I’m having a rough day with my anxiety, I sit down and color and I feel so much better afterwards. Set yourself in a dimly lit room, play some music if you want, and get to coloring – you’ll feel better!
Some people can’t draw, some can’t paint, some can’t sing and some can’t dance (well I mean, everyone is capable of doing these things but we all know someone who isn’t that great but we still cheer on to make them happy). I personally really like coloring because I don’t have to pick up and put away a million different art supplies like I would with painting or scrapbooking. That’s one of the things that drives me nuts after doing a craft – the messy aftermath. Anyways, it’s a good form of self expression because it’s quick and easy.
Okay, so maybe not really, BUT! When coloring, both sides of your brain are activated which can help coordination and fine motor skills (which you should already have developed, but it sounded good, right?) It’s also healthy for your mental health, since it reduces anxiety and stress levels. If you’re too stressed, it can be bad for your heart, as well as anxiety since you might always be in “fight or flight” mode. (I’m obviously no doctor, so don’t take my word literally.)
The reason why I’m so pleased with the coloring book pictured above, is that it’s directed for adults (which there is a huge market for now). “You Can Do Whatever The F*ckety F*ck You Want” has 21+ vulgar sayings with pretty line art/zentangle for you to color. The mix of pretty things to color and the vulgar affirmations really clicked with me. Although I may not seem like it, I am a pretty big cusser and I have quite the potty mouth. Plus, being from Massachusetts, I feel like we all say “f*ck” every other word (but maybe that’s just me). I think this coloring book is humorous (that also helps me take the edge off since it puts me in a good mood) and you need it in your collection (definitely hide it if you have children or younger siblings). I would suggest using colored pencils and crayons for this coloring book and to avoid markers, since the pages are thin so the markers will bleed through.
You can get this coloring book from Amazon for $9 (US).
I hope you enjoyed the post and found it humorus that books like this exist!
Thanks for reading (as always!)
Disclaimer: This coloring book was sent to me as a gift from Bad Words Books. Sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in anyway. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all about giving 100% reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, sent the item or I purchase it myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.