Adult coloring books are a super popular way to relieve stress! I like coloring from time to time (though I usually don’t stay inside the lines haha :)) and it’s a nice meditative kind of activity as an alternative to actual meditation. It’s just one of those things you can do whenever you have a free moment to just relax and unwind. Plus, you get to step away from the electronics and focus on something totally analog (though there are coloring apps available too). Here are 19 adult coloring books for stress relief.
Adult coloring books are also good if you can’t sleep and want to do something that sort of lulls you back to sleep without turning on any screens that could possibly keep you up. Try it!
I’ve listed a whole bunch of coloring books below. Since the designs for adult coloring books are kind of similar, I just have pictures of the covers. 🙂
You can also practice drawing lines with this drawing practice book.
19 Adult Coloring Books for Stress Relief
There are a number of mindfulness adult coloring books, coloring books for sleep, stress relief adult coloring books, Zentangle style coloring books, and more. You may want a style of coloring book with very small, intricate, detailed designs so you can make small, precise movements, or you might want something with bigger designs that let you be more free and creative or even color them in with something like watercolor.
Adult coloring books are usually much more detailed designs than children’s. There’s also some coloring books with short phrases, words, or mantras to inspire you while you’re coloring them in.
Coloring can also be considered a form of art therapy. Just take your pick!
Plus of course you’ll need something to color with. Try these color pencils or pens. 🙂 Man, I think I’ve used Prismacolor color pencils since I was in elementary school and could hold a pencil. They last forever!