If you’re looking for a way to relax after a trying day at work or are simply in search of a fun and creative activity, why not give coloring a try?

Research shows that drawing, coloring, and other creative activities can help calm you down, ease stress, and unleash your creativity. Using art as therapy has also been found as a good coping mechanism for some types of mental health conditions, such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

To get you started, we’ve designed a beautiful mandala. A mandala is a Hindu and Buddhist symbol, typically a circular structure with geometric shapes, that represents the universe.

Simply print out the image and start coloring. We suggest using colored pencils to achieve the best result, but you can use any medium to create something truly unique.

So keep calm and color on. We can’t wait to see your creations on Healthline!

Download this mindful coloring page