The next time your commute to work is irritating – and then you get stuck in an annoying meeting – do this to dial down your frustration: Doodle. But not just any doodle. Spend a few minutes doodling a pattern that contains nothing but curves – like ocean waves. Handwriting analysts say any movements that flow across the page like waves are calming. And psychologists say doodling is a perfect way to release tense energy.