As I pick up my pen and hover it above the blank sheet of paper, a sense of calm washes over me. The simple act of doodling, of allowing my mind to wander and my hand to move freely, has become a daily ritual for me - one that I couldn't imagine going without.

For just a few minutes each day, I let go of all my worries and responsibilities and lose myself in the lines and shapes I create. It's like a form of meditation - a way to quiet my mind and focus on the present moment. And the benefits extend beyond my time at the paper.