You might have a bunch of ideas about what you want to do in life. However, having multiple ideas might also mean you get confused and can’t focus on which one to go for by actually turning it into a reality. This is where mind maps help you in organizing your thoughts, prioritizing the options, and making a definite way to go about achieving those objectives.
According to Tony Buzan, who is the inventor of mind maps, he says; “the brain’s language isn’t French or English but visual images and associations.” As a result of which mentors, advisors, and even counselors suggest to people use mind mapping.
How Does Mind Mapping Help?
Mind mapping helps in facilitating note-taking, project planning, and decluttering your jumbled up thoughts. It is an effective and time-efficient technique whereby, you’re not required to write everything in detail but only a sentence or phrase, even related images can be put too. It generally begins with a simple idea placed in a box at the center of the page or an online mind map software, then related ideas are put around it in other boxes that are connected with the box at the center with linking lines and phrases. The process is repeated for each new idea generated. It’s like a tree growing new branches, so you can make as many as you like and the best part about using mind maps is that you aren’t required to follow formal formats, all a free flow diagram that you can draw as per your taste. Making it more fun and driving your creativity.
How To Use A Mind Map To Discover Your Passion?
You might have heard a lot that life’s short to live someone else’s dream on their terms. If you seek to live your life on your terms, it’s not too late to change that, but first, you need to find your passion which is inside of you. Find it, unlock and learn to direct it your way. The energy, enthusiasm, clarity, and purpose that comes with following what you love, actually bring meaning to your life. It is pretty much what drives you and keeps you going in your life.
A simple way of mind mapping your passion is to focus on the thing you like doing without any external pressure. Connect your weaknesses and strengths with your passion to see where you stand and how can you overcome and channelize these into something needed to put your passion into action. Mind mapping will help your brain to focus on your objectives and achieve your vision guiding and nurturing your brain with the ability to focus, learn, and increase mental capacity and empowering you to pursue your dreams.
Things To Remember When Mind Mapping
- Write only keywords, phrases, or images. Avoid using long sentences because mind maps do not require a detailed version of your thoughts just the gist of it. This simple technique allows you to write your ideas quickly as they naturally flow through your mind onto the paper.
- Apply a “no filter” rule, which means avoid overthinking on your ideas, labeling them as good or bad, just write whatever comes to your mind so that you can free up space in your brain for more ideas to be spun from it.
- Try using a big whiteboard, piece of paper, or online mind mapping software so that your ideas don’t get restricted because of less space.
- Try to use colors and images as it makes the process more creative and feels like a fun activity rather than a chore.
Here’s a final tip: Know your passion, dream it, follow it and live it!