How To Boost Your Productivity With Mind Maps

Time is what every human being shares. But how wisely we use our time defines how successful we can be.

David Pereira
7 min readDec 23, 2020


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Some years ago, I felt trapped in a vicious circle. I thought I was doing more and more, but my progress was standing still, if not deteriorating. Something had to change. I asked myself, “Am I spending my time efficiently, or am I wasting it?” My reflection made it clear. I was not as productive as I could. I had to escape from this trap. Then, I asked myself:

  • How can I organize my ideas in a productive and useful way?
  • How can I plan anything faster and easier?
  • How can I optimize the way I learn?
  • How can I have the big picture of anything more natural?
  • How can I take notes in a simple way and standard way?
  • How can I connect the dots?

First, I evaluated myself. I used to think I was an organized person. I was wrong. For example, I used to take notes in many different ways, sometimes on the phone, a notebook, or even Excel sheets. The lack of standards led me to a mess. I could not find my notes when I needed them. Changing was a must for me. The situation was unbearable.

I invested some time in researching tools, techniques, and approaches. After some experiments, I found my answer: Mind Maps. When I started working with Mind Maps, it was a Game Changer for me. I significantly boosted my productivity.

Let me share with you how to use Mind Maps so that you can boost your productivity too.

What Is a Mind Map?

Mind Map is a simple way of structuring any topic in a single picture that provides a solid overview—our brains process Mind Maps with little effort. By looking at the connections, we can create an understanding very fast.

Let’s have a look at the definition at Wikipedia.

A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole.[1] It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated…



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