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Self Improvement : The Numerous Benefits of Mind Mapping

If you have not heard of the term mind mapping yet,

Self Improvement : The Numerous Benefits of Mind Mapping
Self Improvement : The Numerous Benefits of Mind Mapping




If you have not heard of the term mind mapping yet, now is a good time to learn about it. You will certainly be missing out on a lot of things if you are still using the old ‘listing’ technique or taking down notes when studying, mapping out a plan or drafting an outline for a project at school or at work.

Not only does mind mapping eliminate the need for tedious lists, but it also works the same way that the human brain works, so coming up with a mind map or concept map is a breeze for anybody who wants to try it out.


So how does mind mapping work? This technique involves the illustration of ideas on paper. Think of it as literally drawing a ‘map’ of what you are actually thinking.

First, what you need to do is write in the center of the paper a word which represents the main theme or central idea. From that one word, you can think of other words associated with this central idea which can be connected to the main word with the use of branches. A branch from the main theme could have a sub-branch which is another word associated with the keyword, and so on – let the process evolve from there.

Once the entire paper is filled out with your ideas, the entire illustration will merge into a whole, which you can easily remember, picture in your mind and understand.

Now that you have a basic idea of what mind mapping is, take a look at the numerous benefits of mind mapping:

•    You can save a lot of time and effort when using the mind mapping technique, instead of the traditional ‘listing’ method : 

Self Improvement : The Numerous Benefits of Mind Mapping
Self Improvement : The Numerous Benefits of Mind Mapping

If you are fond of using itemized lists when taking down notes from a lecture, or even planning a vacation trip – imagine the amount of time and effort that you will save if you will use mind mapping instead. With mind mapping, you can eliminate the unnecessary details and just concentrate on what is important to you.

•    Mind maps are easier to understand and remember : 

Self Improvement : The Numerous Benefits of Mind Mapping
Self Improvement : The Numerous Benefits of Mind Mapping

This is especially applicable for students who are studying for an exam. Use mind mapping during a lecture, and you will find that the illustration will help you remember facts better, rather than relying on the traditional notes. This is because it will be easier for you to imagine an illustration rather than memorize a bunch of lists about the topic discussed.

With mind mapping, you can use your brain to its utmost potential and enjoy the advantages of having a better time at planning, organizing your thoughts, remembering facts and analyzing data – skills that you can apply both at work and in your home life.

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