Coloring has a de-stressing effect because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. But it also brings out our imagination and takes us back to our childhood – a period in which we most certainly had a lot less stress. When coloring, we activate different areas of our two cerebral hemispheres. Coloring incorporates both vision and fine motor skills. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity in part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress. We can also use it to connect with how we feel, since depending on our mood we choose different colors or intensity.