Are you a visual learner? Do you ever struggle to make sense of your thoughts? Is it a challenge to communicate your concept in a focused way?
Then you might benefit from creating a Mind Map.
Mind mapping helps you recall memories, clarify thoughts, thread concepts into organized ideas, and connect abstract theories with concrete projects. It’s a way to create notes through a visual graph.
This method of creative brainstorming is traced back to the third century, and enables the user to explore their own potential in unique ways.
Applications are varied, with some of the more popular uses as follows:
- problem solving
- outline/framework design
- structure/relationship representations
- anonymous collaboration
- marriage of words and visuals
- individual expression of creativity
- condensing material into a concise and memorable format
- team building or synergy creating activity
- enhancing work morale
Some personalities are put off by the messy organized structure of a mind map, but for others, the freedom of uninhibited expression allows for greater creativity. How neat or scattered it looks, depends solely on the mapper. Writers, managers, problem solvers, parents, spouses, doctors, artists, engineers, coaches, students, teachers, or anyone else stumped or stuck in a rut, can benefit from mapping out the hidden answers locked in their own minds.
What do you need to unlock and release from your brain?
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.