As a kid, my favorite thing to do was doodle. In fact, I doodled through school, high school, and college. Those long lectures and note taking were only tolerable because I doodled all around the margins. And I am still a doodler! I prefer doodling to using a coloring book where you have a predetermined drawing to fill in. There is such a movement now to color as a means to helping someone relax and clear their head, but coloring is actually more stressful for me. I prefer the good old-fashioned doodle anytime.

Take a white piece of paper and your favorite coloring tool – crayons, markers, pastels, or pencils. Then just start doing what you feel like. Make a circle or any shape or no shape at all. Just play. At first it might be difficult but I guarantee that if you let go and just add color, you will reignite that creative spirit within.

If this is difficult for you to do, remind yourself that you can throw your paper away when you are done. Do this exercise several days in a row and see if it helps to inspire your creativity or to just relax and put a smile on your face!

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