Mindfulness is the ‘hot topic” for mental health and wellbeing but people often struggle with the concept and incorrectly think that it is about:
Mindfulness is simply paying attention, on purpose, to your life. Being present, seeing things as they are.
We practice mindfulness for the benefits it brings to us and those around us. Through mindfulness we aim to:
Art and drawing are linked very strongly with wellbeing. A study by University of Plymouth showed that even doodling has a large range of benefits including:
In tests, doodlers had a 29% higher memory retention compared to non- doodlers
Source: Applied Cognitive Psychology
So practicing mindful doodling and mindful art are perfect ways to access the benefits of both art and mindfulness.