Regardless of whether you doodle or not, you may be just as surprised as I was to uncover some initial benefits of doodling. By the end of this brief overview, you might be running to the nearest notebook & pencil. Let’s get started!
Want to learn more? Read Autumn Williams’s “Art As Expression” Post at https://www.hercampus.com/school/app- state/art-expression Or, Read “The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone” at https://bebrainfit.com/ benefits-art/#how-art-makes-children-better-students-for-life
And, Read Clair Snitovsky’s “How Drawing Has Made Me Emotionally Receptive” at https:// www.hercampus.com/school/purdue/how-drawing-has-made-me-emotionally-rece...
I love Jillian Shank’s post on Doodle Journals & how it has helped her. Click here to learn more about her journey: https://www.hercampus.com/school/vcu/doodle-journals-and-how- make-your-own
Whether you are in class taking notes or unwinding at the end of the day or just grabbing your coffee, doodling has benefits that you can learn more about on your own. In my experience, it has been such a fun way to take a history class. Rather than scrawl out everything on the powerpoint in my notebook, I prefer to doodle the Egyptian pyramids and the Tigris & Euphrates Rivers.
Granted, this will work better for some classes than others. But in lectures such as history, doodling what we talk about in class keeps me focused at 8 a.m.
Full disclosure, I avoid having my laptop out in class, but at other parts of the day it is likely I am engaging in one of several creative outlets. I used my MacBook Air’s pre-programmed “Pages” to create all my technological doodles below.
See Brigit Bauma’s Post on what your doodles mean at: https://www.hercampus.com/school/
Remember, it’s supposed to be fun! If you are too hard on yourself, catch a quick glance at Julie Bauer’s “Art Tips for When You Can’t Draw” post at https://www.hercampus.com/school/susqu/art-tips-when-you-cant-draw