If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, it'll be no surprise that I have a new addiction and I don't see it calming down any time soon... That's right, colouring books! I know, I know. I'm 26 years old, why am I spending my time colouring in colouring books? Because it's fun, that's why! As well as being pretty darn therapeutic. Concentrating on a picture, on staying between the lines (still difficult as an adult), it can be the perfect way to de-stress and unwind, and I just find the whole process really relaxing and soothing. When I'm feeling particularly anxious, I find disappearing into a colouring book can really help reduce my anxiety - it gives me something else to properly concentrate on and always works to help calm things down.
I picked up my first colouring book, The Tattoo Colouring Book (£7.96) back in June when my partner and I were in London for a short break-away. As soon as I spotted it, I knew I had to have it! Full of both detailed and not-so-detailed tattoo inspired pictures, you can colour away for hours, and even get a little creative on some of the pages which leave room for your own input. There's tons more varities of tattoo inspired colouring books, too, and some with specific themes, see here.
I recently added a second colouring book to my stash (living the wild life here!), which I have been using a lot more often on an almost everyday basis. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book (£6.97) is absolutely perfect for disappearing into, and it's become quite the daily addiction! There's a lot more detail to this one than the tattoo one, and every page is filled with gorgeous floral and garden designs!
Who says you need to be a kid to have fun colouring in?!
There's a huge selection of adult colouring books available on www.amazon.co.uk.