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.
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.