You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato
Instead of going into a meeting at work, only equipped with a ball point pen and a notepad, lately I’ve been bringing a black marker with me too. Not for note taking, but for doodles. I, like many others, listen and concentrate much better when I can do something with my hands. And since I can’t bring my knitting (because it is at home most of the time) I bring a good pen. Love bringing a good pen to meetings these days!
Some birds and even bears have been born this way, but most of the time I doodle patterns. I love filling a whole page with repetitive forms. And then sometimes when I come home, if I feel inspired, I color them in.
Or if I forget my black pen I grab a pink highlighter, and create a field of spring flowers:
Do you doodle at work too? Or do you do something else to be able to sit still and concentrate better?