Some folks take valium. I take a 3″ x 5″ notebook with 3 markers.
More than 3 markers and you make an already complex situation more complex.
Small books are the very best: limits the time it takes to do each page.
Take one to the doctor, your meeting with the IRS, that break-up dinner where you insist ” it’s not you —- it’s me”.
Doodling pulls on a part of your self that is ancient. It is the part of your brain that liked to make a hand mask with ELMER’S GLUE, mess with SILLY PUTTY, and draw with Crayola crayons in a hard and waxy way.
A lot of my doodles tend look like the 1940’s. I have no affinity for that time period but it does seem to have an affinity for me.
Doodling pulls things outta you like a mustard plaster. (There I go again… back to the ’40’s…)
It is very satisfying to make some things visible, if for no other reason than the fact you can throw a dart at ’em.
You can’t hit what you cannot see.