I’ve been doing a lot more art this year. I like to sketch and color. Recent studies looking at the effect of art on mental health show that letting your inner child make art like picking up a crayon and coloring can help fight negative thoughts, improve focus, soothe traumatic stress in the nervous system, and even aid in the fight against cancer. Coloring books are not just for kids anymore. Consider taking a “time out” from the holiday hysteria and let yourself play.