Pick up some colours and start drawing to reduce stress levels
A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher says that coloring books can be of use to make one feel better and reduce their stress.
Research done on 29 participants from 19-67 years
Participants in the study were told to do two separate 40-minute exercises. One exercise involved pure colouring, while the other included direct interaction from an art therapist.
In the pure colouring exercise, the participants did not interact with any art therapist and coloured in a pattern or design.
In the other exercise, an art therapist was there with the participants to guide and support in their artwork.
The study found that participants who received support from the art therapist had lower stress levels and negative emotional states. It is because the session involved more communication, problem solving, empowerment and learning more about the self.