Zendaya has revealed that when it comes to coping with stress, she uses a tried and true method — coloring. The actress shared a behind the scenes look at her in-house arts and crafts cabinet, which she relies on in moments of feeling overwhelmed.
The former K.C. Undercover star shared in a post on Twitter that her home has a “coloring station.” She explained the reasoning for its inclusion, writing: “In my house we all find it quite therapeutic. It helps me with stress.” In the picture, followers could see a stack of coloring books, colored pencils and crayons, all of which are valuable and proven tools to help someone de-stress.
Since posting the image, other followers have chimed in to share that they also rely on coloring to help when they’re feeling stressed. One user said they have multiple coloring stations in their residence, and another agreed with Zendaya’s idea, writing: “Working with your hands and releasing energy all while expressing yourself is the best.” Others on social media felt inspired by the idea and decided they needed take to a cue from the actor and incorporate some coloring into their daily routine.
Using art as a means of therapy or to cope with unwanted feelings has been proven beneficial by experts. Whether you’re using an adult coloring book or one with princesses like Zendaya, the activity of coloring requires one to relax, which can help someone better handle stress.