Mindmapping Your Goals

Mind maps are colorful, visual and creative. I feel like they help the brain to relax and play. My English teacher showed those o us first. She was a genius really sand had all sorts of methods that no one else I knew used. My English teacher was a very stylish, smart and entrepreneurial woman who had her own teaching system.

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So, what about those mind maps? Well, it’s a cool visual tool to outline something in a different way than just a linear list of things. They can be used for many processes that can be split into little blocks to make a task feel less “heavy” and more achievable.

Let’s say you’re planning to move, and it looks like a PROJECT. You could do a mind for it. To do so, start by writing “moving to a new studio” in the center. Then we draw a line to the side that says checking the adds. A next line could be packing the stuff. The next one: logistics. Anything you can think of as the next step to get to that new place. You get sort of a “sun” with rays coming out of it with all you think of as parts of that project.

Each line will have its own “tree”: “finding an add” will have “newspapers”, “online platform” (this will have another tree with names of those platforms), “mobile apps” (the same). Logistics might have a tree that would say “a friend with a big enough car”, “planning a day”. And so forth. In such way you´ll outline the whole project in parts that include nearly all the details you can think of and the whole moving process will stop looking cumbersome.

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This technique works great for those who are tired of plane writing and want to add a spark of creativity into their planning processes.

What´s your next project? Are you planning to start a garden? Finding a new job? Meeting your soulmate?

How about using a cool mind map for putting this onto a sheet of blank paper to make it a fun, clear and easy to go through process?! Just find some examples in your next browser search and go for it.


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