I love this post on How Mind Mapping Integrates Creativity and Organization by Jabe Ziino.
I also like the illustration here on how to Mind Map.
Today’s Inspired Action: Create a Mind Map.
The concept is simple. There is a central idea in the middle of the map. Surrounded by the central idea are smaller items linked with arrows. The smaller items are concepts/perspectives/mini-actions of the central idea.
Mind Maps can be used for:
- problem solving
- outline/framework design
- structure/relationship representations
- anonymous collaboration
- marriage of words and visuals
- individual expression of creativity
- condensing material into a concise and memorable format
- team building or synergy creating activity
- enhancing work morale
Here’s some soul-central ideas to mind map:
- My next creative project…
- The feelings I hold within me…
- The thoughts I hold within me…
- Who I am…
- What I absolutely love…
- For good or bad, what I believe is…
If you’re interested in great creative prompts for artistic journaling or mind mapping… check out this book by Violette, called Journal Bliss. Her book really stands out from many, and she asks really great questions to get you expressing your thoughts and emotions.[Acknowledgement Image: Mind Map for Journal Bliss: Creative Prompts to Unleash Your Inner Eccentric © 2009 Violette. Journal Bliss excerpts »]