Doodle Your Demons

DETAILS: Assign during class (20 minutes)

SUPPLIES: Pencil or Pen and a Piece of Paper


1. Grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.

2. Follow these Steps:

Step 1: On the left-hand-side of your paper draw a doodle of who you are right now in this moment, in your context, in your comfort zone. Try not to think. Just doodle. (3 minutes)

Step 2: On the right-hand-side of your paper draw a doodle of who you were born to be. Strip away all the expectations and all the armor. What do you look like? What does your spark look like? (3 minutes)

Step 3: In between these two images draw your “fearscape” – the obstacles, the landscape, and the demons (fear, self-doubt, insecurity, perfectionism and shame) that keep you cloistered in your comfort zone. (3 minutes)

3. Consider the following questions:

  • How many demons populate your fearscape?
  • Do they have names?
  • What do they whisper in your ear when you step outside your comfort zone?
  • What moments of failure or embarrassment do they ask you to relive?
  • How did you feel when you were drawing “who you were born to be”?
  • How do you imagine the struggle against your demons? Is it a battle? Is it a conversation? Do they need to be defeated? Or, do they just need to be convinced to let you free?
  • What is it about “who you were born to be” that you admire?
  • What is it about “who you are right now” that you would like to change?

Mine is here:

Doodle Your Demons