Mind maps integrate both right-brain and left-brain thinking by capturing your stream of consciousness in a structured way. – Jennifer Lee
CREATIVE MIND MAPPING
Mind maps are essentially visual diagrams. They can act as a type of journal or personal exploration, or a tool for strategic inquiry or project planning. The possibilities are vast and endless. You will find that mind maps are a way to envision and put into practice your intention. This intention is thereby transformed into fruition. The process is not just an idealistic visualization but an actualization.
Mind mapping is about strategic inquiry.
Mind mapping is VISUAL STORYTELLING.
For me, mind mapping is a tool to move all the churning ideas and voices out of my head onto paper in order to organize my thoughts and to quiet my mind. I gain perspective; I can start to strategize and prioritize or make new realizations and connections. I can develop, or pare down. I gain new insight on what direction works, what direction doesn’t, what I can cross off, what I can add.
I love the visual. I love the tangible. I love the evolving mind map. I love looking at old ones and seeing what worked and what didn’t. Mind maps allow me to create a mission and a vision statement more easily.
MIND MAPPING is how I formulated my personal mission statement:
“My mission is to awaken creative expression through local and global art initiatives.”
I use mind maps for:
• emotional exploration
• project planning
• priority assessment
• anxiety processing
• gathering support
• story structure
• character development
• mission and vision building
• creative strategic inquiry
• graphic recording
• meeting notes
• deep listening
Mind maps can help you become more creative, remember more, and solve problems more effectively. – Melanie Pinola