Coloring Books For Adults Can Help You De_Stress. It turns out that adult coloring books can be used as something other than an ironic gift from Urban Outfitters. In Europe, more people are using coloring books to reduce stress _ so excuse us while we go find where we put our crayons. No, seriously. Contrary to what some may think, coloring is not just for kids.
In fact, taking a crayon or colored pencil to paper is a therapy method that dates back to the early 20th century _ though it seems people are just starting to rediscover its benefits. So how exactly does something as simple and seemingly childlike as filling in the lines lend itself to combating adult amounts of stress?