Would you believe that doodlers are smarter?–Okay, well, that may be a stretch, but there is evidence that people who doodle remember more than people who do not. In one study, (you can read about it here) doodlers remembered nearly 30% more facts than non-doodlers. The study’s author suggests that doodling expends just enough energy to keep one’s mind from daydreaming. Unfocused drawing helps you focus! Imagine that!
Need I say more? Keep doodling!
With that in mind, did you collect all of your doodles? Where were they? On your calendar? In your meeting notes? On the pad, by the phone? I’d love to hear where you doodle… I found doodles everywhere! (you’d think my memory would be better…hmm…)
Now that you’ve collected all of those margin drawings, let’s get them together in a usable form. I like to cut out the best parts and glue them into a notebook. A spiral notebook works especially well because it will lay flat by your sewing machine. This is a good project for an evening when you’re too tired to concentrate on anything else…. Not everything is worth saving, so cut away. While you’re at it-look for themes. What do you doodle the most?