Sketch noting for a calmer mind...
How sketch noting can help you establish what to focus on and what to let go of...
One Saturday morning just before lock down was upon us, whilst having a cuppa I felt a pang of anxiety. Followed by flood of panic and I started to feel, well, all a bit discombobulated. I'd been watching the news the evening before and following the events unfold on social media and it was looking highly likely that life as we know it was about to change.
I had so many things running through my mind I needed to get it down on paper and out of my head! Sketch noting (doodling, drawing, whatever name works for you) is for me a way of calming my mind. Not only do I find it useful for gaining clarity but the act of taking time to be 'in flow' is hugely beneficial.
This is the sketch note I drew to ease my anxious mind on that Saturday morning. It's about thinking what you CAN control and what CAN'T. What you can influence and what you can't.
Let go of the things you can't control or influence
Focus on the things you can control and influence