If you’ve ever taken the time to download everything you need to plan, organize, or think about in order for you to achieve something, then you’ll love mind mapping.
It’s a process that you use to identify and visualize all the details that impact an outcome as you map out how everything is interconnected. The method dates back centuries and is useful in brainstorming, learning and memory, visual thinking, and problem solving.
What I love about it is that it’s extremely powerful when it comes to personal growth and development because it helps you to get out of your own way and see things more clearly.
You simply start with the outcome you’d like to achieve and identify all the things that are related and influence it.
For example, let’s say you want to feel less stress and more joy. You’ll need to consider areas such as your work, your passions, your community, connection to spirituality, and your internal mindset. From there identify all the details for each area, getting as specific as you’d like. Below is a quick example of what this mind map might look like.
This visual tool is especially effective if you’re feeling overwhelmed because it gets everything out of your head and somewhere you can see it. You can then decide how you feel about it all, as well as identify which areas need to be strengthened, added, or removed because you’ve created an overview of all the pieces.
Sometimes, the easiest thing to do when you’re struggling to make a decision is being willing to see something with a new perspective. Then it’s a matter of connecting with your mind and your heart on your best next steps forward.
Cheering you on,