Like everyone I’m overexposed to screens, so to practise Chinese characters on paper is surprisingly relaxing — absorbing in writing the right strokes to form radicals and components. Colorbooks for grown-ups have a similar stress relieving purpose. I don’t believe you can learn Hanzi with your eyes alone, as they come with such crual similarities — such as 辛 and 幸 (Suffering & fortune) and 实 and 卖 and 买 (Buy & sell & reality), or 牛 and 午 and 年 (Cow & noon & year). The physical act of putting pen to paper makes me more aware of the differences.