Have you ever used a mind map to plot your life’s journey? Or start a business or tackle any goal ? I haven’t.
Mind Mapping is a great alternative for those who are more visual and creative and prefer a more non-linear approach to setting goals. Most people are used to conventional list making but I discovered it does not always work very effectively for me so I thought I would give visual brainstorming a shot instead. My #1 priority at the moment is Health and Fitness so I decided to lay it all out on paper and see what I came up with.
Some of the things on my Health and Fitness mind map are things which are already part of my lifestyle – for example, I have added all the food items that I’ve been told to avoid but I also wanted to write down all the things that I want to slowly incorporate into my health and fitness routine like meditation and visualization which I am not very disciplined at yet. Please excuse my lack of artistry skills but this is what I came up last night after being inspired by this post:
I also downloaded the free Mindly app on my Android Phone just to try it out. I am not sure how I feel about it yet but it has a very clean look and is pretty easy to use.
I liked mapping my goal out on paper because it was easier than list-making which can be quite restrictive in terms of space and creativity. While mind mapping, ideas just kept coming and coming and it was simpler to branch them out. Once the mind map is ready, then you can proceed to list-making by drafting an action plan in detail. I found it a great exercise and plan to do it for other areas in my life as well.
Have you made a mind map in any area of your life? I would love to know more about it. Please leave a comment below to let me know.
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