Self-making is tough. Drawings can be used to bring out fresh possibilities for capturing your imagined future selves. You can doodle or write down your career aspirations, passions, dreams and hopes. Putting them on paper will energize you. Keep a diary to dream, imagine, and capture all your ideas. Start thinking about the elements of your own self-making.
Which metaphor(s) or picture(s) would you choose to depict your life? Doodle it: Experiment and try out options. Is your life represented by a path? Is it more like climbing a mountain? Is it a caterpillar?
- You can use doodling and graphic recording in order to:
- Think about the meaning of your life
- Ask yourself questions about your goals, values, and interests
- Discus with yourself: Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses
- Try to work out and solve problems in your life
- Making sense of things, events, and observations around you
- Produce and capture diverse ideas using right brain capabilities
- Plan and dream about future possibilities in your life
Where to Start?
- Keep a small notebook and diary with you all the time.
- Record any emergent ideas or thoughts automatically.
- Be willing to experiment and make mistakes with doodles.
- Make time for regular doodling and writing in your diary.
- Dare yourself to draw quickly and effortlessly without too much planning. Perfection is the enemy – just start.
- Be willing to share and open up about your inner self and thoughts.
- Be motivated to make simple doodles even if you have no idea or confidence on how to draw.
- How can you apply some of these skills and attitudes in your daily life? Please write down your game plan.