Mind mapping may sound as a superficial and overwhelming concept, when not understood properly. It might sound intimidating for users and learners to use mind mapping over the old “tried and tested” thinking methods; particularly when they develop a sense of familiarity with those methods.
But what if I tell you that you could use other techniques to advance your creativity, memory and problem-solving abilities.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could expand your range of tools to get a competitive edge and leverage full potential of your brain? Would you still be limiting yourself to conventional ways?
So, what exactly is Mind Mapping?
To put it simply, it extracts ideas from your head to visually represent or outline information. It basically translates what’s in your mind into a highly organized visual picture.
5 REASONS WHY MIND MAPPING REALLY WORKS!!
- Brain is highly stimulating to visuals
Our brain is highly responsive to visuals and graphics; it processes images faster than words. Mind Mapping being a powerful graphic process provides the absolute tools to unlock the dynamic potential of the brain.
- Personalize your brain map
Mind mapping helps you choose recognizable visuals, images, and symbols. Thus, making it easier for your brain to significantly recall ideas and information when compared to traditional methods of taking notes in a parrot-fashion.
- Powerful project planning tool
Mind mapping techniques are highly potent when employed for delivering PowerPoint presentations and planning a project. It helps in organizing and understanding information better and faster.
With the help of images and visual-spatial intelligence; it lets you generate more creative ideas. Mind Mapping doesn’t disturb the free flow of ideas while brainstorming like linear thinking does.
- It combines everything
It integrates all the powerful thinking tools and techniques to make use of your brain’s full potential, such as
Lateral or Parallel Thinking
Design Thinking, etc.
- Mind Maps are extremely practical
Mind Mapping provides practical solutions and save so much time by focusing on the important aspects of your problem. With mind maps you branch out all the aspects of your problem and are able to investigate each branch thoroughly. To find the ‘solution’ to your problem becomes your central idea.
It also helps you to discover new relationships among unrelated ideas and lets you hold every little information, in order to help solve problems and make better decisions.