In fact, doodlers retain 29% more information than non-doodlers.*
Don't let anyone tell you that doodling is a waste of time or that you're not paying attention. Doodling is an incredible way to process information and slow our minds down just long enough to actually absorb what we're hearing without daydreaming or becoming overwhelmed by data.
For best results, doodle daily.
A DAILY DOODLE PRACTICE CAN HELP US BY:
Giving us access to parts of our brain we can't always conciously connect with.
Igniting innovation which gives us a competitive edge in work and school.
Making our home organization and play a lot more fun.
Helping us process emotions and set intentions for the future.
Practicing a calming exercise you can do from just about anywhere.
Enhancing our connection with others.
NOT SURE WHERE TO START? DON'T WORRY - I GOT YOU. ;)
Q: I’m not a good doodler/drawer. Should I still give it a try?
A: First, let's get this out of the way. "Good" is subjective, and "can't" isn't true. At least for this, you probably "can't" turn yourself into a fish, but when you're trying to learn a skill like doodling, please hear me on this - YES YOU CAN. Doodling is so good for our brains. It helps us remember better, relieves anxiety, and helps us exercise our creative muscles. You don’t even have to love art to love doodling. We’re all born ready to create and interpret images as messages. It’s like a language you forgot you knew!
Q: Do I need anything special to participate?
A: Nope, not really. If you have a pen, stylus, pencil, crayon, paintbrush or chalk you can participate.
Q: Do I have to use my Instagram account to share my doodles?
A: No - we now have an exclusive Facebook group I'd love to invite you to - just sign up below and you'll get the information once your email is confirmed.
Just a quick note - if you do choose to use Instagram, I would LOVE to see your doodles – but can’t view them (even with the hashtag) if your account is private. If you’re not comfortable making your Instagram public, consider creating a separate account just for your doodles.
Q: What if I signed up late? Can I get previous doodles?
A: YES! All previous month's doodles for this year are housed in the Facebook group to reference later. :)
Q: Do I have to doodle the prompt for that day?
A: No, not at all! The prompts are there to motivate you and inspire you (should you need it). Don't worry if you don't like the prompt for the day - just draw!