I made a commitment to myself this year to work on improving my drawing skills and my comfort level with them.
I have some rules I follow. I try to make it the first thing I write on the page for the day and draw the first thing that comes to mind. What I end up with usually surprises even me. I have, for instance, no idea why I was thinking of ice cream sandwiches this morning.
Most of the time it is just a simple little doodle. The only goal being the act of sketching itself. And, hopefully, to start my day with one small thing I can be proud of.