Creative Thinking and Mind Mapping Part 10 – Mapping an Easier Life
Everyday, you have to deal with a lot of information. If you don’t gather or catalog them, the loads of information will be meaningless. Even if you try to sort out all the pieces of information, you will find it quite hard. There are lots of information resources such as books, magazines, abstracts, websites, and even multimedia sources (CDs, DVDs, and video tapes. If you want to have an easier life, try to make use of mind mapping.
Is it really possible to assimilate the loads of info you gather everyday? That would be possible through mind mapping. Through mind maps, you can easily organize all the pieces of info in such a way that it all makes perfect sense.
An overload of disorganized information is not very good. If you’re in this kind of situation, it would be best to try mind mapping the digital way. It’s just like the traditional mind maps developed by Tony Buzan; however, there are some slight differences. The mind maps can help in unlocking the fullest potential of the brain. If you have a paper and some colored pencils, you can already make a mind map.
Creative Thinking and Mind Mapping an Easier Life
Let’s take a look at digital mind maps. A lot companies nowadays utilize mind mapping in digital form. The digital maps can make business processes a lot easier. This is because you can create mind maps quickly and not only that, you can draw and edit your new ideas later on through your computer. Business presentations are usually conducted in conferences where there are several important people. The mind maps can be easily shared to the group with the use of the computers and the internet.
If you try to browse the internet, you will notice that there are lots of software programs that businesses and even individuals can make use. Some of the software is free and you can just download them but more complicated mind mapping software is available at a reasonable price.
Brainstorming in the office is usual and with the introduction of the mind mapping tools, the task has become much easier. New possibilities pop up because the brainstorming participants are quite enthusiastic during their sessions.
Time management is also an issue in most companies and so companies are finding out ways to make use of mind mapping for efficient time management.
Mind mapping is not only utilized by companies but also by ordinary individuals. Simple sketches, drawings, and lines can already create mind maps and perhaps you’re doing that too; unknowingly, you’re creating mind maps to solve some of your problems.
If you plan to write a book, you can also utilize mind mapping. You see, it will be easier to get an overview of some interesting topics through the mind maps. Choose your main topic and then put inside the circle at the middle of the blank page. New topic ideas can branch out from the main topic to create sub topics.
Don’t collect your new ideas and information in textual form. Instead, try to jot them down in a simple yet comprehensive mind map. Soon you will notice that your mind is more stimulated and you can even recall all your new ideas without difficulty. With just a glance, you can already understand what it is all about.