Coaching, Creativity, and Community
I brought my journal along to a conference last weekend and during the teaching time, I started to doodle. Having no intention in mind, only making marks on the page as I listened to the speaker.
Reading many articles and hearing much teaching about how doodling and even simple scribbling helps improve comprehension and creative thinking. While I was listening and doodling shapes started to form and words came to mind. In the end, I have a visual representation of what I learned throughout the teaching, which helps it stick in my memory, and a list of words that spoke to me and were calling out for further pondering, not only about the teaching I received but also about the things that were already weighing on my heart.
I watched a Ted Talk about this very thing, Sunny Brown states that “doodling impacts the way we process information and our ability to solve problems.”
Give doodling a try the next time you are in a lecture, a business meeting, or class and see if there is a difference.