Behold the power of Doodling
While Pastor Dan preached on Sunday, May 18, I started doodling. I admit. This was my second time to hear the message and my intent for that service to create the PromiseGroup lesson based on his sermon. I was writing notes for the lesson and doodling. I had heard that doodling actually increased your retention.
I found at the end of the message that I had a great experience. I had learned different things while doodling. Pasted below is research I found on the topic. Basically, they say it ‘releases’ both sides of your brain and relaxes your brain to receive more information. You switch from linear thinking to lateral thinking. Research says to get full benefit of the doodling, that it should be related to the message. You will find my example is NOT. (Sorry, Sinors. I love you guys! Please know the adaptations to your faces do not reflect in any way how I feel or think about you or anyone else.)
I think that note taking is a great way to follow a message. Although, sometimes I don’t take notes at all. Note taking addresses your physical/mental portion of the message. We must not forget or neglect the spiritual side of the message. There is definitely a spiritual side that does not require notes or doodling.
All of this gave me an idea. Some day soon, I am going to have a doodling contest during a message or talk to see who can throw down a good doodle.