Download a free, pretty “Doodly Heart” template
“Doodly Heart” is a simple exercise aimed at raising your spirits.
For this you will need the fresh peel of two lemons, two large candles, a sprig of lilac and….. No, I’m only kidding! 😊 All you need is a pen/pencil and piece of A4 (or A5) paper to doodle/draw,
Start by drawing a large heart shape, or printing off the pretty template here.
Take some time, to think of everything in your life today that you are grateful for. (Admittedly, on my lowest days, it can take a major effort to get started but, once you do begin, you will find that the positivity starts to flow.)
As positive thoughts/images come to your mind, write or draw them inside the heart-shape on your paper. Literally, fill your heart as your thoughts fill your mind, reminding yourself of all the good things you have in your life today.
By the time I’ve finished (sometimes even after just 10 minutes) I feel more positive.
Of course, if you’re in the mood and you have the time, you can spend as long as you like on this.
I’ve pulled together an idealised version (here)on Canva to demonstrate. My actual hand-drawn Doodly Hearts are a lot quicker to do and far less neat than this, but I found that even doing this exercise on the computer was fun and uplifting.
Give it a go!