I doodle as a relaxation method. And, it works! Science says you can get a lot of benefit out of it even if you think you’re no good. And we all know science doesn’t ever steer us wrong right? Besides, this is an excuse to play with colors and not have to be productive for a few minutes. In other words, its like playing solitare with byproducts.
The bucket thing seems a little weird at first, but it’s a thing my therapist introduced me to. Basically, too often we try to leap in and help other people. We’re leaping into their bucket of experience. We try to fix them the way we think they should be. At least, I do. The bucket analogy is a reminder that we all have our own stuff going on. We can’t rush in and try to save other people all the time, no matter how dear they are to us. Besides, my bucket is certainly not clear enough for me to know where I’m going, let alone anyone else.