Have you ever had the feeling that your goals have great potential, but in the end there is not much concrete that is achieved?
Sometimes you just need to confront your ideas with reality to visualize them better. It is exactly this strategy that hides behind mental mapping, or “mind mapping”, a technique for drawing your goals, your projects, your interests and your dreams.
It’s an innovative way to think about your goals in different areas of your life and have an overall perspective and it works. The use of the mind mapping software comes essential now.
How to make a mind map?
Whether through a dedicated website, software, or simply with paper and pens, the frame of a mind map will always be the same. All the cards will have the same ergonomics, the same design and this with something close.
A mind map is, in effect, a kind of diagram with a central subject in its center from which sub-subjects emerge. This tree structure can be represented by a cloud located in the center (main subject) and branches or ramifications which are the ideas or key words which are linked to it.
This drawing is supposed to reflect visually how our thinking works, so it allows us to organize our ideas, to discover links between them and thus to memorize them more easily.
How To Make Yourself A Mind Card?
Follow these tips and above all train! The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be and the greater the pleasure of using this tool.
- Step 1: Take a blank page (without line) in the landscape direction rather than in portrait, then.
- Step 2: Create the heart of the subject, the main theme that we place in the center. We use evocative terms (never negative). We can note them in an oval shape, a cloud, a bubble. that we will color with shades that evoke something to us. (we are in creativity), then.
- Step 3: Draw ramifications or branches which leave this center for all the linked sub-themes. These ramifications allow you to prioritize your ideas, from what is most important to the details. The branches will be harmoniously distributed on both sides of the main subject.
- Step 4: A branch = an idea. Keywords are used for each of the concepts mentioned. They are written legibly and fairly large and if possible illustrated with a pictogram. No need to be an artist, a small drawing very evocative for you, will always be better than 50 lines written by another.
- Step 5: Gather ideas under the same color, for example on a History card, we will put the dates of conflicts (wars, assassinations) in red and happy events (liberation, armistice) in green.