Adult Coloring and How It Can Benefit You (Coloring Page Included)

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Adult coloring pages were introduced to me by my mom about 2 years ago. I thought that it was cool because I love to color. There have been a few times that my son and I were coloring and shortly after starting he would want to stop. Then I try to convince him to keep going just so I can finish my picture. Now, I no longer have to settle for my children’s coloring book or wait for them to want to color with me.

Even though I really enjoy coloring I also love to draw. It has been one of my favorite pastimes since I was a child. When I get the chance to draw and/or color I always feel total happiness and relaxation. As a mom, this is exactly what I need after a long day. I usually do these activities after my children are asleep.

Therefore, I decided to make a coloring page to share here. If you are looking for an activity to help you relax then you should give coloring a try. Seriously, you do not have to feel silly doing it. I’m sure that you have seen an adult coloring book or two because they are EVERYWHERE!

If you are still unsure about the effects of adult coloring then maybe this will help. In an article on WashingtonPost.com, Craig Sawchuk, a clinical psychologist states that “Coloring can help slow down heart rate and respiration, loosen muscles and stimulate the brain. Using it to help relieve stress is like learning a new habit. It is best learned when you set aside routine time each day to focus.”

You can find my free coloring page, “You Are My Sunshine” below to print. I used markers to color the picture, but you can also use crayons or colored pencils. Whatever tools you use to complete your picture I’m sure that it will come out beautiful! Just have fun! Spread the love and share it with someone when you are finished.

Coloring Page - You Are My Sunshine print preview

Bonus: If you want to color more here are a few adult coloring books from Amazon that have good reviews.

Do you enjoy coloring? What types of pictures do you like to color?

Free Coloring Page - You Are My Sunshine - Intended as adult coloring page, but can also be used by children.