I could forget to bring my wallet, but I’ll never let my best tools left behind: Pencil and Paper! I could spend the day with a pencil or pen or pastel in my hand, which some people keep thinking that I waste my time. In a meeting – which I do it a lot – people who lead the meeting or the boss sometimes look irritated when see me doodling. I am an illustrator and designer, for me, doodling or drawing some rough sketches help me to get my mind focus and get my work done. Doodling also helps me to understand my surrounding. I could easily remember what people saying by doodling. Am I bored at the meeting, of course, yes! But doodling helps me to keep focus.

Doodle draw - Boring Meeting

Bored? Doodle!

So, what does drawing doodle mean?
Wikipedia defines it as “an unfocused drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or maybe abstract shapes.” We as humans have always had a desire to visualize what’s in our minds and memory and to communicate those ideas with others. That’s why an article with an image is more interesting than the one that has no image at all.

Doodle Drawing

Doodle Drawing

Is doodling only for illustrator and designer?
Apparently NO. Some studies showed that doodlers pay more attention to words more than people think. Doodling helps the brain to focus and keeps the mind from wandering away or daydreaming. In a lecture or a meeting, it helps people to memorize whatever is happening. It means that people who draw doodle will have more understanding of what the boss saying in the meeting or what the teacher is teaching during a lecture.

Picking out concepts and ideas by doodling

Picking out concepts and ideas by doodling

Doodling is about understanding our surroundings and responding effectively using visual tools. So, what are you waiting for? Just do it!

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