Mindfulness Colouring for Grown Ups



Good morning! I hope you are having a great week so far. If you’re week is not going so great then not to worry! Today I’m going to share with you my favourite hobby right now for relaxing and getting a bit of “me time”; mindfulness colouring. “Colouring for Grown Ups” burst onto the scene early last year and became the latest gift-giving craze. I would hazard a guess that the vast majority of these books are currently tucked up safely in a drawer or under a pile of papers somewhere. After all – who has time for colouring in alongside work, blogging, family, friends, exercise, hobbies, reading and everything else that we are trying to fit into our lives?!

If this is you I would urge you to dig out said book and start colouring in! Trust me. It’s such a good way to de-stress and unwind after the working day. I generally do a short burst of about fifteen minutes every day when I get in to help me to switch off my work head and get ready to enjoy my evening.  It’s also great because it doesn’t take much concentration and you can really let yourself get lost in it. I even find it takes less “brain power” than curling up with a book.

And the range of colouring books you can get on the market is insane! There are literally stacks of stunningly designs; my examples below are from the Under the Sea version but I’ve seen ones with Woodlands, Fairytale and Seasonal themes. For my designs I choose to keep them quite intricate and use a mixture of colouring pencil, fine liner pens and thin felt tips – but that’s the beauty of it; it’s yours so you can make it however you want. So get creative! I honestly believe that a bit of creativity every day is seriously good for us. Drawing isn’t for everyone but literally anyone can colour in (and you’re not in school anymore so you don’t even have to stay in the lines if you don’t want to!)

Here are some examples of my colouring. To see Waterstone’s range of colouring books for Grown Ups click here.

What’s your opinion of adult colouring? What’s your favourite activity for relaxing?


  1. Jenny Jo February 8, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I absolutely love adult coloring books they’re so entertaining and it’s one of the only ways I can express my artsy ability! I love playing with colors and patterns so theyre always so fun to do. But then again I love coloring in general, I’ll color with my boyfriends nieces in their Frozen color books for goodness sake lol

    xo, JJ

    • Jessica Emily February 8, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Hahaha before all this adult stuff started coming out I used to colour children’s books don’t worry! 😂 xx

    • Teresa Hincks February 12, 2017 / 10:22 am

      I love colouring! Before the great range of adult books came out I used to get the kids colouring all the time so I could ‘help’! 😂

      • Jessica Emily February 12, 2017 / 10:24 am

        Haha same! Love it! Xx

  2. bryony baker February 8, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love all the mindfulness adult colouring books, they’re so therapeutic!

    • Jessica Emily February 8, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Me too! thanks for reading Bryony xx

  3. EmmaLanglands February 8, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I love adult colouring books, like you said they are so relaxing!! Although I tend to go for books with bigger section to colour, the intricate one stress me out more lol

    • Jessica Emily February 8, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Lol that’s fair enough it is pretty time consuming! I get so much satisfaction out of using fine liners though hehe !! X

  4. sami February 8, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Ahh I could do with one! I really need to get my hands on one, especially to use when I’m stressed about something or have a lot on my mind! This is a thoughtful and lovely post x

    • Jessica Emily February 10, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks for reading lovely xx

  5. Poppy Mayy February 12, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I love these colouring books ❤️ All of your colouring in is beautiful 😍

  6. Helena February 12, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I love these i have so many of them now!

    • Jessica Emily February 13, 2017 / 9:41 am

      hehe same! xx

  7. olivia February 13, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I love colouring I have the travelist one which I really love!

    • Jessica Emily February 14, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Ooh I’ll have to try that one! Thanks! x

  8. Holly February 14, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Colouring books are amazing! I always remember Santa Claus bringing me some when I was younger and I would be entertained for weeks just colouring in new patterns and playing with stationary – to be fair not much changes, I still love stationary haha! Lovely post xx

    • Jessica Emily February 14, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Ahh cute! Wish Santa would bring me one now haha! Thanks for your comment lovely x

  9. Rachel February 14, 2017 / 11:37 am

    I find colouring quite relaxing but I like to have the time to sit and do it and nothing else x

  10. Ana De- Jesus February 15, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    The amount of beautiful books you can get is unreal isn’t it? I always find that coloring in is really soothing xx

  11. Jadirah Sarmad February 16, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Colouring books for grown-ups sound so much fun. I got a mandala one but haven’t started colouring yet because I am afraid of messing it up! :’D x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

    • Jessica Emily February 16, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      I know I feel pressured to do it amazingly!!! X

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