I am diving into a much-needed new mindmap this week, so I thought I’d create a tutorial during my process!
Tutorial so far:
Introductory blog post- mindmap tutorial week
Part 3: Stream of consciousness mapping
PART 4 OF 7: Prioritizing/consolidating/connecting
So once you have spewed out your thoughts all out onto your large paper:
Color code the bubbles— don’t overthink this. Just circle the items that seem to relate to each other. Just very loosy goosy…
Start drawing arrows to items that relate to each other more… How do they CONNECT? This is a “thinking out loud” exercise as you pay attention to what part of the map excites you, what part you know needs priority, what part is a distraction…
Now redraw the map as it reflects the REORGANIZATION of your stream-of-consciousness one…
Make “out loud” notes onto your map. Converse with yourself. Be honest. What is truly your passion? Essential PRIORITY? What can be removed? What is the BIG PICTURE?
Now strip it down. CONSOLIDATE to the top three categories.
CONSOLIDATION requires getting rid of excess. Some of this excess is not anything definable but rather energetic information both useful and non-useful that has been collected and stored in the energy system waiting for integration. Too much psychic information can feel like a burden; overwhelming, unfocused and irritating.
PRIORITIES need a clear space to settle into. So clear some space, consolidate your energetic resources and allow what’s important to prioritize itself in your life. – The Power Path August 2015 Monthly Forecast
Remember- this can be a personal reflection exercise, or a project planning exercise etc. It is all really the same principal.
Part 4: Enhancing