Why Successful Leaders Should Find Time to Doodle

A neuroscientist suggests doodling to improve strategic thinking in businessmen. Many entrepreneurs feel too busy to make strategic plans and are focused on immediate tasks. Doodling while working engages the brain Default Mode Network which makes more thought connections in the brain which encourages creative ideas and more accurate forecasting. The scientist suggests three times when doodling is most likely to help. One, it can stimulate the memory. Two, it can improve performance when faced with multiple tasks at once. Three, doodling at the time of a big decision can improve the ability to assess.

Key Takeaways:

  • A brain scientist explains how doodling helps the brain switch modes and remember more, predict the future and become a more powerful version of itself.
  • The reason is that, entrepreneurs, feeling panicked, scramble to tune out all distractions and devote their undivided attention to each task on their list.
  • On paper (quite literally), the activity provides others with the illusion that your mind has slipped away into oblivion.

“In fact, doodling activates the default mode network (DMN) — the brain’s unfocus circuit.”

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/293659

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