Recently my wife was on a shopping spree at our local Chapters book store. She saw a book with a design on the front that she said looked like the sort of drawings I like to do. She picked it up and soon learned that it was an adult colouring book!
You may think the term "Adult Colouring Book" sounds funny, but the level of complexity in some of these line drawings is anything but funny - it is crazy! I brought the book to work and, when taking a break one day, I started to colour in one of the drawings with a pen. I soon realized that colouring was very enjoyable and relaxing. I found myself adding little hints of colour at any chance I had.
Evidently, colouring is extremely calming, a great way to relax and take a break. I am not the only one who seems to enjoys these books. In the past year, the popularity of these books has earned them a spot (or more) in Amazon's top 10 best-seller list. Currently, the list ontains four colouring books for adults!
I see colouring as a great way unplug from the screen, relieve some stress and spend a couple minutes to get some "digital detox".