I learned about Zentangles just at the right moment in my life!
They really saved the day, or actually they saved the last few months.
I don't know where I would have been without Zentangles and my dear "friends" on Flickr.
Creating Zentangles worked and still works as a sort of therapy for me. It's meditating and creating at the same time. Your mind is focused on the proces of creating. Your thoughts are being diverted from your daily stress, problems, worries to those lovely black lines you're drawing on paper. Sometimes this proces even sorts out your problems, makes things clear in a sort of light bulb moment. In fact, that's what happened to me more than once.
Like Sandra Strait of Life Imitates Doodles says: