When was the last time you pulled out your colored pencil collection and dove into a coloring book? Chances are it was long before you were worried about your next internship or your GPA. Though we haven’t quite invented a time machine for you to take back to your childhood years, we have discovered a way to make you feel like a kid again. The latest in our #TrendingTopics won’t just help you connect with your inner child, they will help reduce some of the stress that comes with growing up and taking on more responsibilities.
Yes, you read that right. Coloring books are no longer just for your younger siblings or the little kids you babysit on the weekends. Now, you too can indulge in some relaxing coloring time with a book made specifically with adults in mind. The idea of using coloring books for relaxation is nothing new – it’s been around since Carl Jung proposed it in the early 20th century! Now, they’re making a major comeback on their quest to help people relax.
Simply put, by focusing on coloring in the lines, choosing the right colors, and filling in the designs how we want, our minds are distracted from the stress of the day and any problems that are going on. It’s basically a “brain vacation” – and, goodness knows, we all need one of those every so often!
From whimsical gardens and fairy tale scenes, to psychedelic prints, and even a celebrity book featuring the likes of Beyoncé and Ryan Gosling, there are PLENTY of coloring books out there right now to suit your fancy. Grab your 64 pack of crayons, throw on some light music, and give yourself an hour of some much deserved ME time! We promise, it’ll be worth it.
Ready to try it out? Download our specially-designed The College Juice printable and get coloring! Find it here.
Can’t get enough of this awesome #TrendingTopic? Find out how to win one for yourself! We’re giving away two of Johanna Basford’s amazing coloring books. They’ve been sitting at the top of the NY Times Bestseller list for months now! Celebrate six months of The College Juice and find out how to win here.