Stay sharp with doo­dles!

Woman's World - - Natural Ways To Feel Great -

Tapping into your in­ner artist could erase brain fog and fa­tigue, sci­en­tists at Eng­land’s Univer­sity of Ply­mouth re­port. Just grab some pa­per and…

Sketch shapes to boost cre­ativ­ity:

Cir­cles, squares, tri­an­gles…draw lots of them and your cre­ative juices will be flow­ing within two min­utes. Repet­i­tive hand mo­tions stim­u­late a brain re­gion that height­ens imag­i­na­tion (the pre­frontal cor­tex).

Color to ease men­tal angst:

Spend just 10 min­utes col­or­ing and your stress lev­els will plunge by 43%! Fo­cus­ing on stay­ing within the lines calms the anx­i­ety cen­ter of the brain (the amyg­dala).

Draw to re­mem­ber more!

Doo­dle ran­dom im­ages while lis­ten­ing to a con­ver­sa­tion or pre­sen­ta­tion and you’ll re­call 29% more! Turns out doo­dling stops day­dream­ing.

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