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4 Must-Dos that Help Relieve Stress at Home

Enjoy a relaxing day at home with any of these projects

Photography: Louie Aguinaldo (Main Photo)

We all have our own ways to cope with stress. Some enjoy series marathons while others prefer some quiet time with a good book and crafts. With the popularity of coloring and calligraphy nowadays, there's a lot that you can do to say goodbye to stress while enhancing your creativity.

If you're looking forward to the weekend, you may want to schedule any of the activities below. Invite friends over to your house and make it a bonding session.


With its huge following, coloring books are becoming must-haves for kids and adults alike. Choose from a wide array of books with designs ranging from cities, animals, and nature. If you're planning to buy your first coloring book, you may want to check out our picks. Once you've accomplished a page or two, you can have these framed and used as wall accents at home. 

Paper cutting

You can craft beautiful masterpieces with just a few materials. Paper cutting allows you to express your creativity—from sketching designs to turning them into three-dimensional works of art. For design inspiration, check out the All About Papercutting blog.

Photo by Jean Saturnino.


Have you always loved doodling and scribbling motivational phrases? Get into calligraphy and start working on a couple of projects. To get you started, review a list of must-have guides that can help you. Your finished works can serve as wall accents for your bedroom and kitchen, too!


Growing up, we've probably owned two or three sets of watercoloring materials. Rekindle your love for watercolor and use it to relieve stress! Paint patterns or just about any design that you can think of that will work well with your home's interiors. Your works will surely liven up the home and add a personal touch to your space.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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