Creating a work of art in coloring book for adults is like meditation, a person can stop thinking about the stress in their life and focus on the activity, this reduces free-floating anxiety, according to a CNN article.
Fine motor coordination skills are improved while coloring, according to a Fox News article.
However, coloring is not the same as art therapy. Art therapy relies on the relationship between the therapists and the client, according to a CNN article.
The structure in coloring uses the logic part of the brain, which triggers a creative thinking, according to a Fox News article.