This time of year, there is so much stress it almost seems unbearable. As the day after Christmas approaches the country releases a collective sigh that the only things left to do are pack up Christmas, return gifts, and get back into a normal routine. Our schedule is especially out of whack becuase homeschool is all over the place and we are out and about more than usual. With all this, there is the additional stress of these horrible colds the kids are finally getting over. So- lets just say that stress has become normal for this holiday season. I am not a fan of stress this time of year- there is a reason I no longer work retail, so I have been trying to find ways of destressing. I finally found the solution and it is amazing- Adult Coloring Books.
There is a wide range of titles available- there is sure to be something available for you and everyoe on your list.
Tangled Treasures Coloring Book by Jane Monk - The soothing flow of tangling plus the meditative action of coloring makes this book a treat.
100 Things to Draw with a Triangle by Sarah Walsh - Think of all the possibilities! Stars, snowflakes, trees, gifts and more! Doodle your way to holiday spirit with Sara Walsh (Just Add Color: Circus, Day of the Dead, Carnival).
Doodling for Tree Huggers and Nature Lovers by Gemma Correll - Doodling is for everyone, and we mean everyone! Know a nature lover? This sassy draw-in journal is great for those who get creative in the great wide open.
Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time by Salli S. Swindell - Change is excitement. Change is surprise. Change is progress. Change is the thrill that comes from something new. Making small changes through this doodle journal can help you become happier and more confident.
Color Me Stress-Free / Color Me Calm by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter - These books examine the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon, marker, and ink) to paper and offers adults an opportunity to channel their anxiety into satisfying, creative accomplishment.
Portable Color Me Calm / Portable Color Me Happy by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter - The international bestselling series now in a smaller, portable package. Bring it with you on a plane when traveling for the holidays. Makes a perfect small gift for any night and fits right inside a stocking!
20 Ways to Draw a Star by Studio SSS - This motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Take a step-back and think about all the different ways to draw something. Open your mind to the possibilities and differences in everyday objects. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Star!
Doodling for Bookworms by Gemma Correll - Of course you know someone who loves to unwind by the fire, relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book. Jumpstart the creativity of your favorite book nerd and give them this great activity book filled with Shakespeare, George Orwell, and Jane Austen.
Tangled Gardens Coloring Book by Jane Monk - If the snow and cold stress you out, cozy up to Jane Monk's Tangled Gardens. Use your brightest pigments to create a warm and inviting garden while you wait for spring to return.