So, how do you organize your s**t?
Are you a list maker? Brain-dumper-jotter? Sticky notes mover?
There are many ways to organize our life or business plans, to-do's, goals, projects and others - and basically just map out our thoughts.
One of the best tools, especially if you're a visual person, or a visual learner, is mind-mapping.
Visual brainstorming is a technique I learned at a younger age, and as a visual person I really enjoyed and benefited from it. It usually started with an idea or concept, a topic or a term and then writing down everything related to it that and connect it with lines.
This is what mind-mapping is - creating visual connections between concepts, like a map or a web,
If you're thinking but "I can't do this, I can't draw" 👉 it's the perfect time to use a digital tool!
Between the many free digital tools available to you, we wanted to share with you the one named MindMeister. It's pretty easy to you and offers a basic free plan, and paid plans as well.
In MindMeister you can create a mind map from scratch (free), or use one of their templates (paid).
You can use mind mapping for topics, such as:
Company org chart
Blog post planning
Each idea in your map can branch out to sub-ideas, or have another relationship with a different idea - it's up to you and what makes sense to you, and you can always drag and drop and rearrange it.
You can also customize your map style, color scheme, and fonts.
Mind-mapping is actually an awesome project planning tool!
Don't worry about not having sufficient information there - by using a digital tool, you can add icons, comments or external links to each idea!
Why use mind maps?
They are really easy to create and could save you time
They help structure your information, get things out of your head
They make you get more creative
They enhance team collaboration
They improve ability to remember and recall by using visual structures
How are you using mind maps? Feel free to share them with us!