Do You Do Mind Mapping?

What is Mind Mapping? Do you do mind mapping? How often?

Do you recall that in your office, your garage, or your kitchen, you have a special space that is filled with “junks”, and these stuff could be left over strings, used tapes, bolts, crayons, batteries, pencils, happy meal toys?…you know these little thing very well when you toss them in, you promised yourself that you will need them soon. But as time passes, the space is packed full and it does not look good when you look at the piles.

What do you do when this junk drawer gets full? You dump them out on the floor, take a look at them one by one, trash some without feeling sad, and put rest of them back in a more favorable fashion…then you feel better about this new organization, right?

Now, what is mind mapping? Why shall you mind mapping and how?

Our brain is like the junk drawer above, we intake all sorts of information on daily basis and not all data are useful for our thinking or growth. Mind mapping is how you empty out what’s crammed inside your craniums to rest your body and mind. Mind mapping implies that you let go of the things that are less critical to your development, after you are done, you are rested, refreshed, and ready for new challenges again.

One example for mind mapping is, when you are bothered by something, you write things down on a piece of paper, and brainstorm all the things connected to the issue and possible solutions you believe, and you write until you are empty inside. Then you move on to do something else. After you cool off, come back and read the reflections you have early. Categorize the things over there, focus on what’s most important and ignore the rest.

I always feel amazed about how deep my thinking has gone when I let my emotions and wisdom flow out as needed. I believe that mind mapping produces critical thinking skills, which is key to one’s success in life.

Make A Wish

Like A fish,

Pick Your School,

Swim,

Be Cool.

If you prefer whales to sharks,

Follow your instincts,

Move on, and

Admire your own footprints.

Cheers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hello, How are you?

What’s Your Plan for Saturday? Do you do mind mapping?

I value your contributions, thank YOU and Have A Beautiful Weekend!

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44 thoughts on “Do You Do Mind Mapping?

  1. Yeah we heard in seminars, office training etc. where we draw them like tree branches. Good analogy of junk drawers in relation to mind mapping. Unable to draw the branches on the screen however did notice in an email they are able to put on computer. What I normally do it pen them in point form then later ‘expand’ the key points.
    Know something the more you keep thinking the easier the words would flow out. You blog certainly did a good job of “spurring” my mind. Kudos. TQVM

    1. Yes,

      The best mind mapping is informal, you use a pen and a piece of paper, simply let go of that’s inside of you, and retake the data in order…

      Thank you for the kind compliment,
      I am trying, learn a lot from you, and other blogging friends..

  2. Hi Ji .. I sometimes use mind mapping and may do that this weekend as I plan my new blog’s future .. I try and clear things in my head first, then when I come to jot things down my head is clearer ..

    Have a good weekend –
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

    1. Hello, Hilary:

      I did computer documents mapping this morning, it is totally unexpected, I was told that the room is full when I tried to add a file, ๐Ÿ˜‰
      great practices today,
      I let go some old and less useful files…

      thank you for sharing, glad to see you this morning, ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Nope. I don’t do mind mapping. Not a very person with good memory. My wife always said I am forgetful. I heard it is a very good thing to learn. help you organize.

    1. Hi, CK:

      You must be the happiest person in the world, because you are not bothered by experiences…

      what a light heart, ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Have A Good Day,
      come again.

  4. Never thought about it but I do mind mapping all my life.
    Seeing how my late Dad deals with life encourage me to do it.
    Writing things done help me a lot.
    Blogging helps my writing and mind mapping too.
    You have a great weekend now, Jingle.
    hugs,
    shakira

    1. Hello, Shakira:

      You are right, we do it without knowing it most of the times,
      thank you for the justification about mind mapping in life and in blogging, writing..

      enjoy a sound Saturday, ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hi, Nicole:

      People enjoy writing are happier, or easier to overcome difficulties in life, do you agree?

      Thank you for stopping by,
      Hope that you place has dried out and
      the sky is blue and sunny over your head,

      cheers, ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Hi Jingle,

    I have tried all the mind mapping software out there, from the free to the most expensive. All I can say is: a piece of paper and a pen work the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mind mapping is great for connecting ideas and making a coherent pattern from seemingly disjointed thoughts. It’s an especially good tool for writers. A visual representation of those thoughts and ideas is a great way to see whether certain things work or not.

    1. Hello, Paul:

      What professional and insightful thinking you have here about mind mapping, you are cool writer who must be an expert on this,
      Glad that you fly in and dropped a diamond in this place.

      I enjoyed your visit today.

      Good Luck, ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Good Morning, Yaya:

      You are imaginative, creative, and that’s why your blog is packed with informative stuff, you show and tell, that’s how you let go and rest your brain once every other day.

      Your smile brighten up my day,
      I appreciate your input, ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I have several “junk drawers” never needed until that day when u look for something and it happens to be there… loved this, good post friend.. happy Saturday.

    1. Morning, Renee:

      Glad that you adore the idea, hope that you feel restored, refreshed, and rested by the end of the day…

      I like your comments,
      Best wishes, ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. sorry i have been away a couple days. i have no net at the house so my online time is condensed some days. mind mapping..yeah, though i probably did not know what to call it. i keep a journal with me all the time and capture writing ideas or just to work things out on paper.

    nice verse there at the end. whales or sharks…hmmm…

  8. I don’t know if my process is quite as organized as “mind mapping” — but when my mind gets too full, I do write things down and come back to them. I especially find this helpful when I can’t sleep… I keep paper and pen next to my bed so I can empty my mind and fall asleep.

    My plan for today: more laying in bed!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Good afternoon, Sunny:

      Do your best by following your instincts, yes, you are doing mind mapping in order to buy peace and order, excellent job!

      I know that even if you are lying in bed, but your mind keep working things out and you are sensitive about what’s happening in the household, getting stuff out of your brain enables reliefs and best wishes for you tonight,

      dream high,
      smile wide,
      ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Hi, Jingle! I’ve heard of Mind Mapping in relation to creative writing, but never thought of using it to help with personal problems. I love your idea! Get it all out on paper, let it go, then come back and take only what’s useful. Simple. Brilliant.

  10. mind-mapping is essential for me. i really appreciated this post and can add my agreement to your encouragement. i go so far as to tell my mind that i’ll deal with some of the more pressing issues by a certain day and then i gain a bit of quiet in the meantime. then when that day comes i sit with the “junk drawer” and work through things. great post…

    1. Good morning, Kelly:

      Thank you nicely for your confirmation and encouragement on mind mapping…

      I enjoyed your visit and
      feel grateful for your beautiful words down here,

      Best Wishes.

  11. as a creative type person, my mind is always filled with ideas and thoughts. I try to keep these fresh and active. I write down a thought or sketch an idea so I don’t forget them.
    as a sensitive person, it’s easy for negative thoughts to suck me into a downward spiral, right off the map… and so I must clear my mind of such things. I work them through and find the postive to any negatives and move on…that opens up my cranial space for more creative meanderings.

  12. Interesting post!

    Yes… Mind Mapping is my favorite work and hobby but I do it mostly in Finnish.

    My footprints are little and pink ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a nice new week!

    1. Hello, Pink links:

      Thank you for the delightful thoughts on mind mapping,
      I love the little and cute pink footprints you got,
      you are cool, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Yes, mind mapping is the way to go! Thank you for always having interesting posts. Sorry I lost touch a bit while I was on vacation. I’m back now…time to catch up!

    1. Hello, Jamie:

      I am thrilled to have you back this week,
      you are doing great commenting, I did not feel lost with you at all.

      Always, I value your input and
      feel excited about your input here, ๐Ÿ˜‰

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