Day 14 – Adult Coloring: Those Happy Hormones Can Do You Wonders

Day 14 – Adult Coloring: Those Happy Hormones Can Do You Wonders

Clap Along If Adult Coloring Books Make You Happy

I’m bursting with joy. My family and I enjoy life despite some bumps. The future looks bright. Part of what makes me joyful is my adult coloring book project, which powers up my days (and nights!).

This positive disposition takes me to Pharell Williams’ song, “Happy.”

“Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do. ~Pharell Williams

Here’s a little twist for you.

Clap along if you know what coloring is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like it brings happiness to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do!

Haha. I got carried away.

Adult Coloring Delight

adult coloring book pages

Back to the gist of this article:

  • What does coloring do to you?
  • How does it make you feel - before, during, and after?
  • Do you feel good with coloring?
  • Are you a better person because of coloring?
  • Has coloring improved the quality of your life?
  • Do you see significant changes in yourself because you’re into coloring?
  • Are you happier now than before you took on coloring?

People who are passionate about coloring and adult coloring books respond positively to these questions.

Overall, coloring and adult coloring books make people happy. It makes me happy to:

  • color
  • watch people do their adult coloring pages
  • see artists’ creative designs
  • create my coloring sheets
  • imagine my published adult coloring books selling at bookstores!

Can you feel the good vibes moving around?

How about people sharing happiness?

What is it the creates this kind of energy?

Happy hormones! Coloring awakens them.

Adult Coloring: How It Stimulates Your Happy Hormones

There are four of happy hormones in your body. Let’s check them out.


Happy Hormone #1: Dopamine

Dopamine is the “pleasure” hormone. When you have a goal or target, you get a rush of dopamine when you hit it. You feel pleasure and gratification.

To keep your balance and sanity, you strive for moments of quiet time. Each day, you plan on coloring an entire page. Once done, you frame some and hang them on your bedroom wall. Upon waking up or retiring to bed, you delight at seeing your works of art. You’re happy. Your day is done!


Happy Hormone #2: Serotonin

Serotonin is the “regulator” hormone. It controls or modulates your physiological and behavioral functions such as:

  • mood
  • social behavior
  • appetite and digestion
  • sleep
  • learning and memory
  • temperature regulation
  • sexual desire and function.

Coloring stimulates positive thoughts and feelings. This happy disposition helps with the production of serotonin in your brain.


Happy Hormone #3: Oxytocin

Oxytocin is the “love” hormone. You get it from making contact with people, whether physical or non-physical. Talking to members of your coloring group, receiving compliments and praises for your colored artwork, getting hugs or handshakes upon meeting, sharing stories and laughter. All these give you your dose of oxytocin.


Happy Hormone #4: Endorphin

Endorphin is the “pain blocker” hormone. It is your body’s natural painkiller. Discomforts such as the following are nothing to you:

  • sleepiness during the day due to loss of sleep from too much coloring
  • blurry vision from non-stop work and not relaxing one’s eyesight
  • pain in the back and neck from having to look down for long hours
  • numbness in your fingers, hands and wrists from sticking to the same working position.

It’s because of your endorphin!

Judging from these inputs, does coloring do you any good?

No doubt. That’s why adult coloring books are everywhere.

Can I proceed with coloring now? And so can you.

I’m on the 13th day of my “Adult Coloring Pages” Challenge. Do join me or, at least, give me some love by sharing this post. How about that?