I have been 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: Prioritizing/consolidating/connecting
PART 7 OF 7: Reviewing
So what did we do?
We stream-of-consciousness-ed it all out first:
We started to make connections as to how all our ideas, projects, issues etc. relate to one another:
We categorized, sorted, rearranged:
We reflected and asked ourselves questions:
We trimmed it all down to the KEY points:
We focused more intently on these new categories and started to created action plans and to-do lists:
We asked ourselves what and why? What is our core value? Are our plans nurturing that value?
Now take about 10-15 minutes reevaluating your mindmap(s). What can be changed around, added, deleted… to ensure that the plan you have laid out, or the reflections that have resulted reflect what is truly important to you?
Now quickly sketch out a new pared down mindmap with your core value in the centre…
Lather, rinse, repeat.
AH- so we have reached the end. But you will find there is no end in mindmapping. It is an ever-changing, evolving, self- and group-reflective process. The core focus last year may be completely different from today’s.
Keep your mindmaps. I have a big collections of them. They are a central part to my journaling and creative process.
Please share your mindmapping experiences and questions with me.
If you are in the Vancouver BC Canada area, let me know if you’d like me to host a three-hour intensive workshop this Fall. I have a few people inquiring already. If the interest is high enough (I’m thinking 20-25 people, for ages 16 and up), I will create an event and post the invite and registration here. Send me an email to email@example.com if you’re interested and if you’d like to receive an invite.
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