You don’t have to be an artist to be a good doodler. Doodling is an easy and inexpensive way to expand your creativity (and it’s so fun!). It also helps your memory, your productivity, and your focus. So whether you’re someone who mindlessly doodles while on the phone, fills a notebook with drawings, or enjoys coloring books and zentangles, try to add doodling to your everyday life!
Download our doodling page below. It has nine boxes to fill with anything you can think up (we’ve started two doodles for you in case you need help getting started!). You can use any drawing medium, any color, and explore any designs you want!
Benefits of Doodling:
1. It’s a creative outlet. Doodling is a perfect way to explore colors, patterns, and designs with no judgement or pressure. It helps you you relax, lets ideas start flowing, and unlocks creative expression.
2. It focuses on the present. Doodling puts your mind in a state of meditation on what you’re doing here and now. You can listen to others, but not reflect too deeply on their words. You can recognize things happening around you, but not react strongly.
3. It makes you more productive. Next time your to-do list gets out of control, try doodling next to each item on your list. Assigning fun images to each to-do helps you focus and gives you a visual goal so you can clearly see what needs to be done.
4. It helps you remember. Doodling engages the same part of the brain which is active in planning, multi-tasking, and concentrating. The more you strengthen that part of the brain, the more you can remember and focus on tasks at hand.
Note: This exercise is part of our 30-Day Creative Challenge. Join our challenge today!