My Top 10 Adult Coloring Books to Lower Stress

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I’ve always loved coloring. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved coloring books and getting brand new crayons. I was always amazed by friends and cousins of mine who could draw freehand but I needed the lines to already be there. I just wanted to color.

If you’re looking for creative ways to lower your stress I promise sitting down to color can help. There’s just something about focusing on the illustrations that’s very soothing. Over the past couple years or so the demand for adult coloring books has gone crazy! I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites. Some of these I have, the others are on my wish list.

10 Adult Coloring Books to Lower Stress

10 Entertaining Adult Coloring Books: The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations via

If you’ve heard of or read The Miracle Morning I’m sure you would enjoy this one! Compared to the rest of the coloring books in this list, this Positive affirmations help to block and eliminate the negative thoughts that run around in our heads more often than they should. This coloring book makes it easy and fun to include positive affirmations in your daily life.

This one made the list because it also has journaling prompts with room for writing in addition to coloring pages with positive affirmations. Obviously this one has “colorful” words in it so if that’s not your thing, please keep reading. :)

11 Entertaining Adult Coloring Books to Lower Stress: Disney Princess Adult Coloring Book

I grew up watching Disney princess movies on VHS tape so this coloring book definitely stands out to me.

Enchanted Forest Adult Coloring Book

This was the very first adult coloring book that I ever purchased. Johanna Basford is a brilliant artist with beautiful drawings. This is a great choice if you’re a nature lover. Basford has had several coloring books published since the release of this one but this one is my favorite though they’re all great. I own (and love) Lost Ocean too!

Share the Love Adult Coloring Book

This coloring book has 30 large coloring pages (8.5 x 11 inches) and the designs are printed on 60# paper stock making it perfect for using just about anything you could want to use for coloring. I love, love, love the tree with the hearts dangling from it. Amazon doesn’t provide an inside look but readers have submitted their own photos so you can see most of the designs to help you decide if it’s something for you or not.

Here’s another one that’s not for everyone but it is for someone and that someone is me. I love this coloring book! Funny swear words are the perfect cure for stress. There are quite a few swears in here that I hadn’t heard before and they literally had me in tears. My stress was lowered just after reading through this book, I didn’t even need to color, haha!

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns

If pattern designs are more your thing this one has a lot of great coloring pages that you’ll find to be pretty calming. This one is a national best-seller and has a variety of coloring pages that vary from a beginner skill level to advanced making it the perfect adult coloring book to keep you busy for awhile.

This coloring book has a ton of really gorgeous pages to help you relieve stress. It includes landscapes, patterns, animals, flowers, leaves, butterflies and more. The book itself is about 9 x 10 inches so the pages are a little smaller than your standard letter size but still packed with plenty of detail.

Adult Coloring Book of Love

If you’re a fan of all things love including hearts I think you’ll really enjoy this one.

Here are a few pages you’ll find inside:

Adult Coloring Book of Love

I really, really love these! This would make a fun gift for someone you love too. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Mother’s Day or just because. Everyone can use some extra love.

adult coloring book butterflies

I could not wrap up this post without including a book dedicated to butterflies! I’ve been in love with butterflies ever since my therapist compared me to one around the age of 17 during my last session with her. This is the best butterfly coloring book I’ve found so far based on customer images shared here. There are so many beautiful prints with plenty of detail to help you shut out the world for awhile.

Mediums to consider for coloring pages:

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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!

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