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How to Become a Pro-Doodler in Your Spare Time
Doodle Your Way Through Work
Are you seeking new meaning at your job? Even better, are you seeking new meaning in life? Are you looking for a new hobby that will change your perspective on everything? Well, this isn't going to do any of that for you, but it will keep you entertained. You can learn to become a pro-doodler in your spare time!
Many people just aren't feeling fulfilled at their jobs anymore. Loads of people are feeling underpaid, overworked, and unappreciated. I am here to tell you not everyday has to feel that way. Perhaps you are not getting what you need from your job anymore, but you are stuck there until the economy gets better. Maybe those lame meetings you sit through are draining the life out of you. Well, that doesn't have to happen anymore! You need to focus your energy on a new task that will give meaning to your miserable job. You are going to be a lean, mean, doodling machine!
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Creating Your Own Masterpiece
Some people will say it can't be done. They will see your little notebook stashed at your desk and they might even point and laugh at you. Forget the nay-sayers! All they know to say is "nay" and who needs such negativity? All of the greatest artists that ever lived were forced to overcome hurdles, and you, future magnificent doodling genius, are no different. While your officemates mock you, take that time to explore your inner artist. Through your pain, you will find a doodle artist deep within your soul!
I've found I become most inspired during lengthy meetings about absolutely nothing. While at these meetings, make sure to position yourself in such a way so no one sees what you are doing. Your manager might think you are taking extensive notes. You might even get a nod of appreciation from a supervisor a time or two. However, you will know the truth. You will know you haven't heard a single word for the last 15 minutes. You are just waiting for the free lunch to arrive.
You might ask yourself, "What is my inspiration right now?" How about drawing some pictures of food! You are hungry and bored, so that seems like a good idea. Maybe you'd like to draw the back of your co-workers head. Just remember, don't actually draw ON your co-worker's head. Just draw his head instead. You could even doodle some nice palm trees and a sandy beach. Oh, that vacation you've been waiting for is coming up soon! You can even draw stick people or animals. The possibilities are unlimited.
Finding the Time to Perfect Your Talent
Once you've started your journey as a pro-doodler, you are going to want to doodle away all the time. You won't be content with your once boring existence as an office worker. No, you are an artist now and you need to explore your creative side. You should take at least a few minutes each day to perfect your talent.
Maybe you started out only drawing snails. Well, today is the day you step it up and start drawing turtles, too. Perhaps you began your journey only doodling shapes. Well, now you need to put those shapes together and start creating entire buildings. Your imagination will take you far at work as long as you don't let little things deter you, such as actually working. I mean, if you can't doodle your way through a meeting or through a boring phone call, what kind of crap job do you have anyway? Shesh! You are an artist now and artists deserve to have their "me time" every now and then.
All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy
Don't forget, it doesn't help to be horribly stressed out at work. If you can't really leave your desk because your phone won't stop ringing, doodling might be your way to stay sane. If you can't keep your eyes open because your meeting about other meetings addressing the issue of best meeting times is more than you can handle, doodle your way to sanity. It is something we all have to do at times. While you are at it, you might find you have some hidden talent. Who says you can't get something positive out of work after all?
Copyright ©2012 Jeannieinabottle
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