I started this doodle many days ago, drew something bit by bit but completed it today and added one of my favourite quotes to this doodle by Ella Wheeler Wilcox .
” Tis easy enought to be pleasant, when life flows like a song, but the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong”.
Khushi mein har ek muskuraata hai, maza to jab hai ke koi mushkilaat mein bhi muskuraata rahe. Jigar chaahiye mushkil waqt mein muskuraane ko. Isi baat par ek sher bhi aap sab ki pesh e nazar. Shayar ka naam nahin malum.
It’s so amazing what a wandering mind can do. Many a times when I see a piece of paper and a pen or pencil I start doodling flowers, curves, curls and swirls. Doodling is fun. It is so satisfying and surprising to see how your doodles end up.
It specially happens while I’m on a phone call or listening to something and my mind starts wandering. I googled for information on doodling after I saw what I did to my paper a few days ago while I was making a call. To my surprise there are several other who do the same. I never knew others doodle too specially while making phone calls.
I still remember doodling with my wandering mind in the classroom during school days. Sometimes I am even unaware of what’s going on around me. I wonder what happens in the mind, in which way does it work that you absentmindedly do that to a piece a paper. Usually I start with the corner and sometimes I am not even aware and I take up the whole page.
So what doodles really are? According to Tracey Trussell, said: “Doodles are like little maps that guide us in the exploration of people’s psyches”. “They are created casually – usually when the doodler is concentrating on something else – by the complete free-flow of uninhibited symbols, ‘live and direct’ from the subconscious”.
Did you know doodling could also describe your mood and personality type. According to a study published in the scientific journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, doodling can aid a person’s memory by expending just enough energy to keep one from daydreaming, which demands a lot of the brain’s processing power, as well as from not paying attention. Thus, it acts as a mediator between the spectrum of thinking too much or thinking too little and helps focus on the current situation.
Doodling has positive effects on human comprehension as well. Creating visual depictions of information allows for a deeper understanding of material being learned.
Doodling can be used as a stress relieving technique. This is similar to other motor activities such as fidgeting or pacing that are also used to alleviate mental stress.
Some of the notable doodlers include Alexander Pushkin, Samuel Beckett, poet and physician John Keats, who doodled in the margins of his medical notes; Sylvia Plath and the Nobel laureate (in literature, 1913) poet Rabindranath Tagore, who made numerous doodles in his manuscript.