1D And 2D
In case you didn’t already know, I draw dorky diagrams often, really often. My motivation is to increase understanding by transforming a constricted, sequential, 1D word description of a new, interesting topic into a spatially loose, 2D visualization. To me, the resulting diagrams are not as important as the act of creating them. The iterative thinking and reflection required by the process anchors an understanding (which in fact may turn out to be wrong) in place. Maybe you should give it a try?