Why You Need Adult Coloring Books in Your Life

Why You Need Adult Coloring Books in Your Life

By Elizabeth Lee , Oct 5th 2015

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The latest publishing trend is good for your mental health.

Adult coloring books are the latest craze in the book world, but did you know that these activity books are making waves in the world of health and spirituality as well? Coloring books offer a variety of meditative benefits and helps improve your mental health by reducing stress. Clinical psychologist Kimberly Wulfert explains:

"In coloring, you've got this physical sensation of the tool you're using touching on the paper. You also have the feeling in your hands and fingers holding this tool, and moving in different rhythms as you fill in the space... You're being mindful, and when you move in a rhythmic fashion for an extended period of time, that becomes a meditation."

Books that reduce stress and help you create beautiful masterpieces? Yes, please!

There are a ton of coloring books for adults on the market now, so to help narrow down your choices, we've rounded up the best coloring books for adults that we recommend you pick up ASAP.

The 12 Best Coloring Books for Adults:

1. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book

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Straight from Johanna Basford, the artist at the center of the adult coloring book trend, Secret Garden has sold nearly 1.5 million copies worldwide.







2. Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book

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Be on the lookout for Basford's newest coloring book coming out Oct. 27!









3. Harry Potter: The Official Coloring Book #1

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Harry. Potter. Need we say more? Keep your eyes peeled — the book will be hitting stores Nov. 24.

Get a sneak peek of this title here!










4. The Mandala Coloring Book

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Did you know that mandalas represent completeness and self-unity?










5. Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places, Real and Imagined

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Travel the world while you color all the beautiful sights in this book.









6. Color Me Calm

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Color your way into relaxation!










7. George R.R. Martin's Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book

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Customize your favorite characters from Game of Thrones in the official coloring book.








8. Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book

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Whoo else loves owls?












9. Tropical World: A Coloring Book Adventure

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Go beyond coloring — add your own patterns and designs to the pages of this book.









10. Magic Garden: Fantastic Flowers Coloring Book for Adults

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Shade in this book of floral patterns to create a beautiful garden worth bringing to life.








11. Creative Therapy: Any Anti-Stress Coloring Book

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Who knew therapy could be so fun?














12. Home for the Holidays: A Hand-Crafted Adult Coloring Book

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The perfect gift for this holiday season.










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