What is mind mapping and how to create one
A Mind Map is an effective realistic method which gives a general key to open the capability of the brain. It uses the full scope of cortical aptitudes – word, picture, number, rationale, mood, shading and spatial mindfulness – in a solitary, interestingly intense way. In this manner, it gives you the opportunity to wander the limitless fields of your mind. The Mind Map can be connected to each part of life where enhanced learning and clearer deduction will improve human execution.
In layman terms, it helps your mind unleash its potential creative ideas and empowers you to learn quicker, take better notes and comprehend better. Regardless of whether you’re composing a paper or dealing with a group project – mind mapping will help you save tons of time!
Items needed to make a mind map
Since Mind Maps are so easy to create, the items needed are few; are you ready to get started? All you need to unleash your creativity is as follows:
- Blank sheet of paper, preferably unlined
- Colored pens or pencils
- Your Brain, and creative energy!
In a mind map, as opposed to traditional note taking or a linear text, data is structured in a way that resembles how your brain actually works. Since it is an activity that is both analytical and artistic, your mind can create using all its cognitive functions.
Advantages and Uses
Why do mind maps work? Basically, mind mapping doesn’t use dull, linear thinking, which in turn jogs your creativity; making note taking fun again and when you have fun, your creativity will flow.
What can you use mind mapping for?
- Note taking
- Brainstorming (individually or in groups)
- Critical Thinking
- Studying and memorization
- Exploring and merging data from different sources
- Presenting information
- Acquiring insight on complex issues
- Bringing out your creativity
It amazing the number of uses mind maps has –they can help you think clearly and usually allow you to come up with ideas that you would never have thought of just by taking notes.
Use mind maps for personal, family, educational or business issues. Plan your day or plan your life, summarize a book, launch a project, plan and create a presentation, or write a blog. Anything you need to figure out, a mind map can help.
Step by step instructions how to Draw a Mind Map
Drawing a mind guide is as basic as 1-2-3:
- Startin the middle of a blank page, (landscape orientation so you can have more room) then write or draw the idea you want to create.
- Write or drawthe related subtopics around this central topic, connecting each of them to the center with a line.
- Repeatthe same process for subtopics, generating lower-level subtopics as needed, then connect each of those to the corresponding subtopic.
- Use different colors for each topic along with, drawings and symbols. Be as visual as you can, and your brain will start producing ideas you never thought possible. If you can’t draw don’t let that stop you, heck my drawing is horrible, sometimes I have to write what a picture is just so I can remember. LOL just because your hand can’t draw doesn’t mean your brain can’t imagine.
- Keep the topics labels as short as possible, keeping them to a single word – or, just a picture, unless you can’t draw, then label the drawing. The first mind map you create you will want to elaborate with words, try to sustain from the temptation; your mind map will be much more effective that way.
- Vary text size, color and alignment. Vary the thickness and length of the lines. Provide as many visual cues as you can to emphasize important points. This will help you brain start coming up with creative ideas.
Anything that can help you create, and solve issues is worth giving a try, who knows you just might come up with the next big idea.