How to Doodle a Habit



Step 1

drawing a habit

If someone asked you to visualize a HABIT, what would you draw? How about the act of brushing your teeth each day? But how would we visualize that in a simple and practical way? Well, let’s take a look. Begin by drawing a toothbrush in the middle of your page. Notice the various visual alphabet shapes used to doodle our toothbrush. Stick to very simple and straightforward lines and angles.


Step 2

draw a habit

Now that we have our toothbrush in place, let’s take a look at demonstrating that this is a habit. To begin with, let’s draw our moon icon that will represent the habit of brushing our teeth at night.


Step 3

doodling a habit

Next, let’s draw our rising sun icon, which will represent brushing our teeth first thing in the morning. This is a great start, but it still doesn’t quite visualize the idea of a habit. How do we do that?


Step 4

doodle a habit

To visualize the idea of a habit and to connect the toothbrush with morning and nighttime, we will need to use a couple of arrows. Notice how in the example I have used two curved arrows that point in a clockwise direction. This is to show that brushing our teeth is a cycle that transitions from morning to night and back to morning again. This now gives us the impression that this is something that people do daily.


Step 5

How to doodle a habit

To finish off your doodle, give it some needed color. And there you have it. This is our HABIT doodle. You could, of course, replace the toothbrush with anything else you might do in the morning and at nighttime. I used a toothbrush because it’s something that most people do consistently without too much thought. But this is, of course, only one way to visualize a HABIT. How many other ways can you think of?