Soothing Mosaic Patterns to Reduce Your Stress Level

pattern 03As someone who has struggled with anxiety for most of her adult life, I’ve found the stress relieving properties of adult coloring books to be a major blessing. One 617fWgtqOtL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_book that I find particularly soothing is Stress Less Coloring: Mosaic Patterns.

This title from Adams Media features 100+ coloring pages for peace and relaxation. The designs are perfect for anyone who loves to keep their work neat and orderly. I find the repetition soothing, since I don’t need to spend time debating what areas of a design should be colored in a particular shade. Some of the designs are quite intricate, but most have fewer details and are perfect for when you want to experience the joy of coloring without the hassle of detail work.

Here are a few of my favorite pages from this book, colored with a simple set of Sharpie markers:

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pattern 02Stress Less Coloring: Mosaic Patterns has the designs printed on just one side of the paper. However, if you’re like me and enjoy coloring with markers, keep in mind that your colors may bleed through the paper and onto the following page. I would recommend either removing the pages from the book as you color or slipping a sheet of thin cardboard in between the sheets to help prevent your markers from damaging the design on the following page.

If mosaic patterns aren’t your thing, I recently featured Stress Less Coloring: Paisley Patterns on Review District. Many of the patterns in this book have a funky ’70s vibe, making them perfect for experimenting with more unusual retro color schemes.

Later in the year, Adams Media will be releasing two more titles in the series: Stress Less Coloring: Flower Patterns and Stress Less Coloring: Mandalas.

Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher.