Healing Power of Coloring Books

A useful way to alleviate stress is reverting back to your childish self and color! Coloring activates exercise the part of the brain that uses logic and creativity. It causes you to relax, and calm the part of your brain that causes stress, the amygdala. Instead of focusing on your worries, you focus on the task at hand. Mandalas are common for adults to color because it takes more focus to complete them. In Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the mandala is actually a symbol and a way to aid in meditation. There are coloring books designed for children and adults located in the Wellness Zone in the library. I recommend you take a break from studying and check them out!

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