Drawing on Your Thoughts

Next time you find yourself with a bit of a poser, a problem that seems intractable, or a dilemma you just need to think through, try this exercise.

Take a sheet of A4 paper, turn it landscape and, without thinking too much about it, draw/doodle/sketch the issue. Anything goes as long as you don’t start writing words.

Try and do this instinctively without worrying about your artistic skills. Stop after 15 minutes at most, put the drawing in your desk drawer and forget about for a while. Your subconscious will be working away on it in the background and when you look at it again after a few hours there’s a good chance that a solution or helpful thought will have presented itself!

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Posted on July 12th, 2010 by

3 Responses to “Drawing on Your Thoughts”

  1. Ed Han says:

    Productive applications of doodling: who knew?

  2. medical assistant says:

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