Here’s why you need your own colouring book

Here’s why you need your own colouring book

You probably have already seen those colouring books for grown-ups in stores near you. They seem to be everywhere lately. I am always extra sceptical when it comes to hypes and this one was no different. But eventually I bought myself a colouring book and I have got to say that I love it!

The concept: These are basically just colouring books for grown-ups. The drawings you need to colour in are a bit more complicated than the ones in colouring books for children. Other than that I don’t see much of a difference between the two concepts.

I use crayons when colouring but there are plenty of other people who like to use felt-tip pens. You can choose whatever you prefer. There are a lot of different books out there so I am convinced you will find one you like. There even are pocket-sized travel versions which are perfect for long train rides.

If you are looking for a different way to relax than this is something for you. I like to shut all electronics off (no social media, no blogging and no internet), put on a cd and colour. Relaxing is hard for me. I always feel like I need to move on to the next task when I have just completed one. Colouring really helps with that!

5 reasons why you need your own colouring book:

1. It is surprisingly relaxing.

2. You don’t need to have one artistic bone in your body to be able to colour in your own colouring book.

3. It has the word grown-up (mine’s in Dutch so it says ‘volwassenen’) on the cover so you don’t need to worry about looking childish. It says grown-up right there in the title.

4. You can let yourself go for a change and don’t stay within the lines. Nobody will blame you if your drawing isn’t perfect. This is not work. Go ahead and let your wild side out!

5. A colouring book is affordable (Mine was €10) and it takes ages to colour every single page in. It is a great little inexpensive pastime.


Close-up colouring book for grow-ups // Ella Was Here

Do you have your own colouring book? Or are you planning on getting one?

Love, Ella

Don’t forget to follow via one of my social media here.

DISCLAIMER: I was not sponsored or in any way compensated for writing this post. I purchased the colouring book with my own money. All views and opinions are my own.


Looking for Something?