So, you’re bored; preoccupied; you have lots on your mind; nothing on your mind. What do you do? Sometimes with pen in hand, we find ourselves just doodling; drawing, writing, whatever comes to mind. Often it’s when we’re in a meeting, class, or on a long phone call, and we just start mindlessly drawing simple little objects.
All that doodling just might do us good. Listen to this: scribbling and drawing pictures often reduces stress that has been building up inside. A British study shows that doodling helps distract us from our problems and eases our anxiety. And graphotherapy experts say drawing loops, like in a spiral, is the best doodle to do.