Mind mapping is a very easy and brain friendly way of organizing and managing your information. More and more people are using it on a daily basis. Tony Buzan, the creator of the mind mapping system says that over 300 million people around the world use it. In this article you will receive 3 tips on mind mapping that will help you make even better use of it.
You see, mind mapping is not difficult to learn. It is not that difficult to use either. Most people who learn how to create mind maps recognize many of the steps to create a mind map. They often already create some sort of visual map or mind map.
What I noticed is that many people stop using mind maps when they learned how to create them. In fact, most people stop mind mapping all together after about one week… Here are three tips from me to you to make sure you continue mind mapping.
The first and most important tip is to continue using it on a conscious basis. Yes, this sounds strange… to keep using it, you have to use it… Although strange, it is true.
We all run different mental programs in all kinds of situations. This helps us to do what we do as effortlessly as possible. However, mind mapping is different from normal things we do. So the only way we can benefit from it and really use it is to consciously use it.
Use mind maps on a daily basis. The best way is probably by starting the day with a mind map. What will you do this day? What is important? Create a mind map on those thoughts. Then, at the end of the day you sit down and update the map and see what you’ve accomplished. mind map
The second tip is to put your doubts aside. Brian Tracy says that when people find something worthwhile and new, most of them don’t try it. You need to have a little faith in your new mind mapping skill. This helps you to master your information faster and creates more overview in your life.
Tip three has to do with your brain. Your mind already operates in, and uses mind map related structures. We were all indoctrinated by the linear left to right, top to bottom kind of way to write and learn. This is so un-brain like! When you, by nature think in mind maps, you should use mind maps on paper and your computer as well!
To conclude: Have faith, use mind maps consciously everyday and understand you already think in mind maps. This will help you to become faster and better in using mind maps. Your life may well depend on it.