Posted by Michelle Hall On March 5, 2014
I just finished reading The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently by Sunni Brown.
Let’s just start off this review by saying… EYE OPENING! This book has literally started the process of rewiring, and changing my brain to think differently. I’m finding an expansiveness, an opening of areas of thought that I did not have access to or did not exercise before.
For the first time in a long time, I find myself drawing out thoughts, collecting ideas with my pen and paper (or on my surface tablet). It’s refreshing, and it feels a bit like going out to exercise. You may avoid it or procrastinate the activity itself, but once you do it, it feels so good and is just overall good for your emotional health and head space.
Clarity is a good work to describe what I’m experiencing in my mind. When I can unload pictures of the things I am thinking about and have access to it another time, it frees up space for more thought and dreaming, which can be really effective and productive.
I am so glad I recently created massive whiteboard space in my home office by applying dry erase paint (ReMARKable – the best product for the money in my opinion) to all of the walls. No doubt, the best move I’ve made in a while, and completely aligned with what I learned in this book. Now I can feel free to doodle and collect my thoughts on the walls all around me throughout the day as I feel inspired.
If you feel creatively stuck, or need to break outside the norm and the box, pickup a copy of this book and follow through with the exercises throughout! They are extremely helpful, and walk you through the process of becoming a fantastic doodler! You do not have to be an artist or have any artistic inclinations whatsoever to learn from Sunni in this powerful book.