23/01/2016 7:20 AM AEDT

You Don't Have To Be Artistic To Try Adult Coloring

OK, let's do this.

Michelle McMahon

Adult coloring is all the rage right now, but as the least artistically talented person I know, I have been dragging my feet to try it.

As a kid, I had a hard time coloring within the lines. Art was my most challenging subject in school and even my stick-figure drawings were difficult to interpret. But after talking with some similarly non-gifted friends who swore by their coloring books, I realized the practice doesn't exactly rely on an art school education. 

What's more, people are swearing by coloring's health benefits. It's known to relieve stress and anxiety, stimulate creativity and focus the mind. And it's one of the few ways to bring you back to the worry-free times of childhood.

As we are in the last couple weeks of the HuffPost Happiness Challenge, I thought, what better time than now to give adult coloring a try? And I’d love for you to join me. To make it easy, we’ve included free coloring pages you can print to get started.

Enough stressing about art. It's time to color our way to inner zen.

Click here to print the image below:

The Time Chamber
The Time Chamber
The Time Chamber
Reprinted with permission from The Time Chamber by Daria Song, copyright (c) 2015. Published by Watson-Guptill, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Artwork (c) Daria Song.
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