Confessions of a Doodler
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I'm a doodler. I have been for as long as I can remember. My mother is a doodler, my sister doodles, my brother and my dad also dabble in doodling from time to time. It's something I have to do when I have a pen and paper at my disposal and I'm thinking, listening or playing. Granted, I haven't done it much lately because it's easier to doodle when you're a student in a classroom than it is being a teacher teaching a private language lesson.
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So the pictures that I'm sharing today come from old notes taken a few years ago at Uni. I have plenty more miscellaneous doodles in random notebooks and spare pieces of paper, but these were ones I knew I could find.
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Now let me just say that I have always been a good student and new studies on doodling show that it wasn't despite my doodling habits but maybe because of them that I managed to pay attention in all my classes.
Not all of my notebooks have doodles in them though, since there are teachers and employers who hate them and think they are a sign of a lazy and easily distracted person. But apparently not only does doodling engage the mind and help you remember, it boosts creative thinking as well. In my opinion, it is probably especially useful if you are an easily distracted person (I say this because I can be easily distracted).
And what's fascinating to me about doodles is that each person doodles differently. Everyone has their own style of doodling and whenever I catch anyone doodling I like to take a peek at what their unconscious mind is telling their hand to do. So, fellow doodlers: Doodle on! And do so with a glint in your eye and pride in your... pen. Yeah let's go with pen.
What's your opinion on doodling? Do you do it? Do you hate it? Do you buy what they say about it actually being a good thing? Let me know!