From diving into beautifully intricate coloring books to playing with slime, we love turning back to entertainment from our youth to help relieve stress and anxiety in adulthood. Engaging with something tactile is a hands-on way to unwind and relax. It's wellness at its finest — and most creative. And with an even bigger focus on all things wellness right now, we've rediscovered an appreciation for another self-care activity this year: solving a jigsaw puzzle.
There's just something about fitting together puzzle pieces that feels both wonderfully productive and meditative at the same time. It's challenging but calming and can be enjoyed in solitude or together with your partner, roommates, or family. The best part is that there are plenty of adult-friendly options available for all sorts of interests and aesthetics. If you're ready to hop on the next wellness trend, keep reading for our favorite puzzle picks.
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe