I try to be more aware of what I draw and what I think and feel at that moment. I find this more difficult than I thought. I always thought that I was concentrated while drawing. But I notice that my mind often wanders to other thoughts (to the future and past instead of the present). One thing that helped me was talking aloud, saying with each stroke what I wanted to achieve with it. As a result, some figures are less smooth but I think this is something I just have to keep practicing, so I am more aware of what I draw and create.
I want to get better at drawing body's so it will help me tell story's. I downloaded Stephen Silvers posebook and started with the first lesson: rhytm/flow. For the coming days I will do quick gesture drawings and focus on the rhytm and flow. And I will try to keep it as simple as possible.