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StressFish is made up of several contributors who all lead busy, sometimes chaotic lives, a bit like 99% of everyone else out there!
We will blog about Adult Colouring Books; the best medium to use, the latest releases, the top illustrators, and much more. Colouring books for Grown Ups has risem meteorically over the last few years. Whether its to assist finding some inner calm and defocus from your everyday worries, or simply that you love to colour in, we hope that you enjoy using our site.
This is what StressFish is about….
When we feel stressed, our body is physically responding to the demands and pressures on us. We all feel it, it is a natural part of who we are, it can be positive and encourage our inner drive and determinations. It can be what makes us get out of bed in the morning. We need stress, to an extent. There is a point though where it can overwhelm us and lead to significant emotional and physical problems. Every person is different; therefore, we all tolerate different pressures and have our own ways of coping with stress.
At StressFish.com we blog about one method people are using to cope with stress: Colouring Books for Adults. Yes, you read that right. Move over kids, give me your colouring pencils, It is my turn to do some colouring. Adult colouring books have built up fast momentum over the last decade and are now regulars in Amazon’s bestselling charts. An unexpected phenomenon.
Why colouring books for adults though? Our lives are getting busier, more demanding: family, work, money, an ever-increasing presence of technology has created an on-demand lifestyle.
DO I NEED TO BE GOOD AT DRAWING?
Personally, I take some time to zone out from these pressures and colour in a wonderfully illustrated book. I am no artist; it doesn’t matter if I am. I create my own unique work by colouring in exactly how I want, no pressure to draw something beautiful as that’s already been done for me. Often by myself, sometimes with the kids assistance. My own children feel at ease when colouring in, they talk openly and freely, and share responsibility for that colourful masterpiece! If I do say so myself…
Adult colouring books have become hugely popular. It excuses us to participate in something we may initially see as childish. The top selling book charts suggest it is now socially acceptable. Whether it is a mechanism for coping with every day stress, or that you just love to colour and get creative, anyone can join in.
Adult colouring books make up one small part of an Art Therapy approach. Art Therapy can help people of all ages and backgrounds, as an approach to balance out stress levels:
When we are stressed or anxious, we can lose the ability to focus. Colouring in, can provide a form of escapism, zoning out those worries and retaining focus on the task in hand (literally). Using colour and pattern it is possible to restore inner calmness and express ourselves at a slower pace – and without the need of a mobile phone, demanding boss, or great financial expense.
At StressFish.com we will guide you on how to get started, as well as news and reviews of the most popular adult colouring books. Whether you colour for fun, or to help cope with stress, we can help you on your own colourful journey.