|EXOTIC BIRD DOODLE|
I just read the most unusual article about doodling and the psychological benefits to it. Seems that doodling, like meditation or music, can open your mind up enough to let more information in. Duke University and California State University have found that doodling enhances your information retention up to 29% more than if you were not doodling...I am assuming that is during business meetings or lectures. They have done brain scans that show which type of doodling activates which area of the brain and what effects the whole thing has on your mood, etc. These people have more time on their hands than they need! However, I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, and give it a try.
Draw circles: get calmer
Draw happy faces: have more willpower
Draw with your non-dominant hand: boost your memory and creativity
Draw randomly: solve a problem
According to some writer in the Woman's World magazine (I couldn't find the authors' name) doodles tell about your personality, too.
Draw Circles: you are searching for meaning
Draw Zigzags: you are about to change your life
Draw Flowers: you are imaginative
Draw Geometric shapes: you are assertive
Draw Faces: you are a problem solver
Draw Abstract shapes: you are a free thinker
Ah, well, in my opinion doodling is just plain fun and helps me to get new ideas for some of my paintings. Some work, some don't. Doodling also gives me something to do when I am bored...like at a lecture or business meeting! When I am really bored, I draw eyes. Do you think that there is a psychological significance to that?