Studies show that repetitive hand motions helps to lower blood pressure and relax the body. I know because I use doodling to relax and calm myself. I have taught people receiving chemo treatments to doodle. While I was spending time with them I saw their bodies relax and smiles appear on their faces. It really does work!
I do the pages little by little. The page here took me several evenings to complete so don’t think you have to do it all at once.
Doodling is not:
- a race
- a competition
- for an art gallery
- for comparison with anyone else (especially with those who have spent years exploring this craft).
Here’s a Doodle handout to get you started.
Doodling is for fun and it’s going to help you relax. I think of it as an active meditation. You can do it anywhere – even in meetings or classes. Doodling along with note taking increases your ability to remember what you’re hearing.
It’s another way to use art as a tool in your life – HAPPY DOODLES!