Lots of projects on your plate? And a huge list of tasks for the months ahead?
You’ve got no time to spare.
Personal Mind Mapping can keep you focused and productive. It keeps track of lists for you. It lets you see what is important and what is urgent. You can quickly plan those things that are both urgent and important!
NovaMind documents are easy to create, edit and personalize artistically and the end result will be a document with information in a format that everyone can understand. But most importantly, because it reflects your individual style, it becomes a part of your routine. Your subconscious mind grabs the ideas in your Mind Map and works powerfully to make them happen.
You can use Mind Maps to problem solve, plan your goals or organize your priorities. You can create personal mission statements, develop check lists and organize the kids. You can also stay focused on other large goals like managing your career, organising the soccer training or converting your car to run on electricity! Once you plunge into personal Mind Mapping, you will appreciate the number of opportunities for managing your life and projects that lie ahead!
Personal Mind Mapping Application #1: NovaMind for Problem Solving
NovaMind can help you plan and brainstorm to find solutions and alternatives. You can use a mind map like a stand-alone prompt, a checklist to go through when you have a problem to solve.
A more powerful use of personal mind mapping is to use a map as a template, replacing the title with the challenge you are currently working on and altering the topics to suit your needs.
Add extra topics and attach text to fill in the details of the problem and generate potential solutions.
You can easily communicate your chosen resolution to other people using your Mind Map. NovaMind taps into your ideas, keeps you focused, breaks complex problems into manageable chunks, and ultimately, becomes a tool for solving problems together.
Setting & Achieving Personal Goals using Mind Mapping
You no longer want to wake up feeling like you’re buried in data and tasks. Using a Mind Map makes this a breeze. You’re starting your day, and know you have goals to plan and priorities to set.
Start by using key headings to represent short- and long-term goals and priorities. Under each heading, you list your strategies for success. You can also also set timeframes and milestones so you know when you have achieved your goal. Color your key priorities, and include pictures of your goals in the Mind Map to keep you focused and motivated.
It’s satisfying when you can check off accomplished goals and priorities. Your completed mind map also serves as a beautiful work of art, with special meaning because it also represents your personal achievements.
Mind Mapping Your Personal Mission Statement
A personal mission statement helps you design and achieve your ideal life. When you are uncertain where your life is heading, or when you doubt your own abilities, this mission statement will remind you: who you are, what you are determined to achieve, and what you have already accomplished to date.
From a personal mission statement comes a plan that keeps you on track, regularly reminded, and a source for inspiration. It’s a significant personal compass, and one that you can carry with you at all times.
Because it represents your personal style, your mission statement Mind Map is a unique tool – perfectly suited to getting your life from A to B.
Mind Mapping Your Task Check Lists
Some people are just not into outlines and linear task lists. The structure itself can be confusing and they don’t do a very good job of tracking progress.
A better option is to use NovaMind. You can create a Mind Map with all the tasks listed and categorized, and have checkboxes on the topics to check off as the items are completed. Priority markers can show what is most important. You can use the NovaMind automatic checkboxes to keep track of the more detailed tasks even when you have the detail level topics hidden.
You’ll be seeing your progress, marking things completed as you go, and feeling a whole lot more grounded in the face of all the other activity ahead. It’s a great feeling to be completely in control.
Organizing the Kids using Mind Maps
It’s a familiar scene. Maybe it’s getting the kids out the door, keeping their schedules straight. Maybe it’s getting the kids to help you with all the things on the daily plan.
Right from the start, a Mind Map will be a truly great addition to your family. It will help organize the household, listing each individual and their delegated responsibilities. This could involve mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, or feeding the dog.
Mind mapping software is the perfect tool for eliminating squabbles and putting things into perspective. As a poster-sized chart that you can post on the refrigerator or wall at home, your mind map can prevent a lot of problems from even beginning! You can make this organizational chart full of color, and have the kids check off things as they are done. If the kids are involved in making it, they are more engaged and much more likely to respond.
What you will be communicating with a Mind Map is that the entire task of organizing is something that brings the family together as well as something that can be totally fun.
NovaMind for Career Planning and Managing Change
Most things don’t happen unless they get written down, and then organized into manageable chunks of activity – like the structure of a Mind Map. It’s a structure that helps you see all that might matter to an outcome and since you can see it all, relieves a lot of pressure. The same goes for career planning.
For your kids still in school, you can use a Mind Map to help them decide what their course load will be, what required classes they will need to take, what practical experience they will need to set up, what good places will be to gain specific kinds of experiences and what licenses and memberships may be considered advantageous.
If the challenge ahead of you involves other types of change, for instance, how you might need to re-organize your home to reflect your new priorities, mind maps are perfect for making a visual of the new objective with the new priority elements.
Use NovaMind to create a Mind Map that’s personal, individual and powerful. It’s a small but valuable step toward helping yourself better manage the details of your career and your life.