Came across this little article in The New Yorker yesterday – about the changes that occur in the body and brain while drawing. Calming down, being present to life. Those are aspects I fully relate to.
A different mental space from the one one inhabits when occupied with words. The pull of getting things done can be strong though. I did a quick sketch this morning (am always surprised by the way my ears open up when drawing) but ended up spending most of the day busy with code.