Doodling at staff meetings…

Doodlechurch_2No, this is not meant to be art.  I don’t mean to doodle, but it actually helps me focus and listen to what is going on around me–especially at meetings.  Here is part of my doodling from our staff meeting this morning.

Any of you chronic doodlers out there?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

52 comments

  1. thats not half bad… has anyone ever told you that you could have a career in the arts?
    Don’t worry I have A.D.D. too

  2. thats not half bad… has anyone ever told you that you could have a career in the arts?
    Don’t worry I have A.D.D. too

  3. thats not half bad… has anyone ever told you that you could have a career in the arts?
    Don’t worry I have A.D.D. too

  4. thats not half bad… has anyone ever told you that you could have a career in the arts?
    Don’t worry I have A.D.D. too

  5. Nice picture, Rich. Now be honest with us…you didn’t really draw that, did you?

  6. Nice picture, Rich. Now be honest with us…you didn’t really draw that, did you?

  7. Nice picture, Rich. Now be honest with us…you didn’t really draw that, did you?

  8. Nice picture, Rich. Now be honest with us…you didn’t really draw that, did you?

  9. Haha…Ben, I did indeed draw the picture as my doodle today.
    Victor..ADD? Obvious for both of us.

  10. Haha…Ben, I did indeed draw the picture as my doodle today.
    Victor..ADD? Obvious for both of us.

  11. Haha…Ben, I did indeed draw the picture as my doodle today.
    Victor..ADD? Obvious for both of us.

  12. Haha…Ben, I did indeed draw the picture as my doodle today.
    Victor..ADD? Obvious for both of us.

  13. Dude, that’s really good. Your absent-minded doodles are way better than my best efforts. But yeah, I either doodle, or let my fingers play along on the desk, like I’m playing the piano to whatever song is running around in my head at the time.

  14. Dude, that’s really good. Your absent-minded doodles are way better than my best efforts. But yeah, I either doodle, or let my fingers play along on the desk, like I’m playing the piano to whatever song is running around in my head at the time.

  15. Dude, that’s really good. Your absent-minded doodles are way better than my best efforts. But yeah, I either doodle, or let my fingers play along on the desk, like I’m playing the piano to whatever song is running around in my head at the time.

  16. Dude, that’s really good. Your absent-minded doodles are way better than my best efforts. But yeah, I either doodle, or let my fingers play along on the desk, like I’m playing the piano to whatever song is running around in my head at the time.

  17. I find that doodling helps me pay attention too. In the same way that a little noise around me helps me study or get work done. Actually, ADD would mean that you can’t do those two things at once while focusing on one thing…so, not ADD 🙂 maybe CDD – chronic doodling disorder

  18. I find that doodling helps me pay attention too. In the same way that a little noise around me helps me study or get work done. Actually, ADD would mean that you can’t do those two things at once while focusing on one thing…so, not ADD 🙂 maybe CDD – chronic doodling disorder

  19. I find that doodling helps me pay attention too. In the same way that a little noise around me helps me study or get work done. Actually, ADD would mean that you can’t do those two things at once while focusing on one thing…so, not ADD 🙂 maybe CDD – chronic doodling disorder

  20. I find that doodling helps me pay attention too. In the same way that a little noise around me helps me study or get work done. Actually, ADD would mean that you can’t do those two things at once while focusing on one thing…so, not ADD 🙂 maybe CDD – chronic doodling disorder

  21. ohh…its ADD alright…yep

  22. ohh…its ADD alright…yep

  23. ohh…its ADD alright…yep

  24. ohh…its ADD alright…yep

  25. Must have been one long staff meeting, I’m tired just thinking about it.

  26. Must have been one long staff meeting, I’m tired just thinking about it.

  27. Must have been one long staff meeting, I’m tired just thinking about it.

  28. Must have been one long staff meeting, I’m tired just thinking about it.

  29. I, like you, listen and hear better when I write or doodle. I wish the school system understood that when I was in school…

  30. I, like you, listen and hear better when I write or doodle. I wish the school system understood that when I was in school…

  31. I, like you, listen and hear better when I write or doodle. I wish the school system understood that when I was in school…

  32. I, like you, listen and hear better when I write or doodle. I wish the school system understood that when I was in school…

  33. I dont buy it, must have been a terrible meeting and you were zoning out. thanks for the comment. how are things down south?

  34. I dont buy it, must have been a terrible meeting and you were zoning out. thanks for the comment. how are things down south?

  35. I dont buy it, must have been a terrible meeting and you were zoning out. thanks for the comment. how are things down south?

  36. I dont buy it, must have been a terrible meeting and you were zoning out. thanks for the comment. how are things down south?

  37. my husband went to a conference last year and on the last day they picked up all the doodles people had done over the 3 days of the conference and gave an award for the best doodle. my husband won! keep doodling.

  38. my husband went to a conference last year and on the last day they picked up all the doodles people had done over the 3 days of the conference and gave an award for the best doodle. my husband won! keep doodling.

  39. my husband went to a conference last year and on the last day they picked up all the doodles people had done over the 3 days of the conference and gave an award for the best doodle. my husband won! keep doodling.

  40. my husband went to a conference last year and on the last day they picked up all the doodles people had done over the 3 days of the conference and gave an award for the best doodle. my husband won! keep doodling.

  41. Hey, I’m working with the High Calling blog network. This is my first visit here, I think. So I’m looking forward to reading your stuff.
    peace,

    rlp

  42. Hey, I’m working with the High Calling blog network. This is my first visit here, I think. So I’m looking forward to reading your stuff.
    peace,

    rlp

  43. Hey, I’m working with the High Calling blog network. This is my first visit here, I think. So I’m looking forward to reading your stuff.
    peace,

    rlp

  44. Hey, I’m working with the High Calling blog network. This is my first visit here, I think. So I’m looking forward to reading your stuff.
    peace,

    rlp

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