11 Spontaneous Doodles To Inspire Your Next Creative Endeavor

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The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

It starts out simple: You go to a meeting to jot down some plans for a new project, to write down new assignments or to take note of workplace changes. But soon, instead of a few simple sentences, a rainbow, an elephant, the sun or even some swirls appear on your paper. Instead of attentively writing down each word, you let your pen do the talking. But before you panic: That simple drawing may actually help you with your work.

Research has found that doodling can boost cognitive function and may even assist in the creative process. Doodling may even keep your brain engaged when you start to tune out. The next time you want to stop your pen from hitting the page, let it happen. Need more inspiration? Check out the creative doodles below -- they're all the proof you need that this "mindless" activity can sometimes be anything but.

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--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

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