Ways to Start Coloring (as an adult)

If you’re feeling a bit silly, confused, or even a little embarrassed to begin coloring as an
adult, put those fears to the side. Adult coloring is simple, it’s fun, and it’s beneficial to
your mind and your health. Getting started is the hardest part. Once you realize just how
peaceful and calm coloring makes you feel, you’ll be recommending it to everyone you
know as a way of relaxing and focusing on what’s good in life. Here’s how you get
started.

Buy a Few Supplies

You don’t need anything fancy to begin coloring. You can get a piece of blank paper, a
crayon or some colored pencils, and you can color. You don’t need a picture because
you can draw something and color it. Even if it’s just your name in big bubble letters,
you’re coloring. You don’t need much of anything to color as an adult. You can buy what
you want or feel you need. Know that there is no right or wrong way to color as an adult.

Order Some Adult Coloring Books

If you want to get a little more serious about your coloring, you can always order a few
adult coloring books. They are available all over the internet or even in local stores if
you look hard enough for them. There are dozens of places to look when you’re in the
market for an adult coloring book.

Sit Down and Start

Keep in mind there is no one but you present while you color. You needn’t show your
artwork to anyone if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. All you need to do is sit down
and color. Don’t let yourself feel self-conscious or strange about it. You’re the only one
here, the only one looking at your work, and you are the only person judging yourself.
Let that go and just color. Don’t worry about being perfect. Just worry about doing what
you want to do to make the kind of art you want to make.

Focus on Coloring When You’re Overwhelmed

Do you recognize your body’s signs and what it’s trying to tell you about things? If you
do, you probably recognize when you feel a bit overwhelmed or out of sorts. You know
when you’re stressed or overworked, and you know you can do things to counteract
that. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is sit back and take a break from
what’s bothering you with a coloring book.

Coloring is inexpensive, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to de-stress and unwind. If you’re
feeling overwhelmed, this is a tool that can help you feel better about life by clearing
your mind and allowing to you go feel more in control. Try it and see how well it works
for you.

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