A mind map about concept mapping
Using Mind Mapping for Concept Mapping
January 12, 2018
A mind map showing Mind Mapping Basics
Mind Mapping Basics
January 12, 2018

Mind Mapping for Solving Problems

A photo of several words "problem" and a magnifying glass finding the word "solution"

Disorganized individuals often get stressed out. Are you one of them? If you are, then you probably encounter a lot of difficulties on a daily basis, trying to remember everything you were supposed to do. Oftentimes, you can feel like you are being torn in different directions. If you want to make some changes in your life and solve some of your problems, you need to look into mind mapping. Mind mapping for solving problems can help you address some of your concerns, regardless of them being connected to your business or personal projects. Mind maps can help any individual to become more organized and productive.

Mind mapping is not new and in fact, it has been around for many years now. It was first introduced by Tony Buzan but according to some studies, mind maps have been used even before Buzan popularized them. Mind mapping allows you to visualize tasks or ideas that relate to one another instead of keeping them in your head. Perhaps this is the key to finally making your home and life organized.

Those who have little kids may have already heard about mind mapping because teachers utilize it to help the children understand various lessons in school. Aside from that, many businesses these days also use mind mapping in brainstorming sessions to generate new possibilities and business opportunities. If you have a project that needs immediate attention, you can also make use of mind mapping to complete it. To do so, you can simply write down your goals using lines, short words, drawings, and graphics. In no time at all, you will be able to see the best solution to realize your project. Moreover, you can also use methods such as memory palaces, which will be covered in more detail in one of our future posts.

Why Mind Mapping for Solving Problems?

There are a few basic things you should master before being able to fully enjoy the advantages of mind mapping. If you are new to mind mapping, you can make use of some online tools, which will help you familiarize yourself with all the aspects of this amazing technique. For this, you can visit websites such as mindmeister.com and openoffice.org, which offer useful tools to help you create mind maps of your own. You can also start by creating your personal mind map using Notepad or WordPad programs.

For instance, when it comes to your personal goals, you can create mind maps related to vacation, date or family night as well as your everyday household chores – the possibilities are endless. For your health concerns, you can write down exercise, vitamins, water intake, and other healthy choices that will help you keep your life on track. If you are currently managing your own business, you can include a website, affiliate, newsletter, and articles as your main topics. Once you listed these things, you can start creating your mind maps. Choose the central topic or goal and the other minor objectives or goals can branch out from it.

For example, a problem you need to solve could be that you live in a country where Amazon delivery is not possible. By creating a mind map, you will be able to write down all the possible solutions for not having an American shipping address and deciding which one would be the best in your case so you can get your goods delivered to your country nonetheless. You can continue drawing such mind maps until you have successfully solved all the problems on your list.

That is definitely the start of a more organized life and mind maps can definitely make your life much easier. You will become organized in no time and will also be more productive whether at home or in your business. Master mind maps and solve your problems now!