" Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" Pablo Picasso
Doodling is a super simple form of drawing anyone can do. There is no right or wrong. The wonderful thing about doodling is that it is a whole brain activity - spontaneous, at times unconscious, self-soothing, satisfying, exploratory, memory-enhancing, and mindful. In essence, doodling (and drawing and painting and making things in general) can be a self-regulating experience as well as a pleasurable road map of thoughts and ideas.
So todays mindful exercise is super simple – it’s doodle time. Doodling can be seen as a meditative art form that actually induces relaxation and has an impact on self-control, mood, and stress reduction. In this doodling you are not actually ‘spacing out’, but are actually “in the moment.” You'll need a nice pen or pencil (a nice smooth roller ball is ideal) and just five or ten minutes of your time. But watch out, you may enjoy it so much that you doodle for far longer!