Spring Coloring

30 May 2022

Relieve your stress during 10th week!

Why Color?

Studies find that structured coloring reduces perceived stress, negative mental states, and can relieve anxiety.

Daily coloring is a simple and effective self-care activity!

Stop by the nook table at OHP (Sayles 162) for coloring sheets to relieve your stress!


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Sharpen Your Pencils: Preliminary Evidence that Adult Coloring Reduces Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety,

Creativity Research Journal, 29:4, 409-416, DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2017.1376505

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