Surprising Reasons Why Doodling Is Good

Do you get carried away by thoughts and scribble random stuff on your notebook while attending a meeting or a lecture? Well watch our latest video to know whether this habit is a waste of time or has

Do you scribble random stuff in your notebook while attending a meeting or a lecture? Those mere scribblings have a lot of cognitive and emotional benefits that you are not aware about. 

These scribblings are called Doodles. They can be spontaneous, abstract patterns or detailed designs and meaningful images.

Let me tell you the benefits of doodling. 

Relieves Stress: 

Studies prove that doodling of any kind or mere scribbling helps in lowering the levels of Cortisol in the body. Cortisol is the stress hormone. Decreasing the level of cortisol makes the person feel more relaxed.

If you feel stressed out on a regular basis, you can start doodling on your rough notebook. Experts suggest using a coloring book for adults and it will help reduce stress.

Improves concentration:

A study showed that participants who performed a shape-shading task while listening to a mock telephone message were able to recall the message better than participants who did not doodle at all. It was thus concluded that doodling helps improve concentration by keeping participants awake during boring activities, without going into total daydreaming. 

Thinking :

 You may be thinking hard and trying to find a solution to some problem. But do not get any solution. If you are overanalyzing a problem, simply relax and doodle, and voila! You may already have a solution to your problem.

Helps Creative Ideas :

Studies prove that any form of art, including doodling, helps to generate creative and fresh ideas.

It is believed that doodling distracts us from consciously focusing on a particular situation, but subconsciously involves the mind to generate fresh and creative ideas. However, study shows that doodling helps in getting creative ideas but researchers do not have proper reason to show how it happens.