6 thoughts on “Mind Mapping for Organizing

  • August 21, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Thanks Gaelen!

  • August 21, 2008 at 11:51 am

    OK, I’ve read the links and learned about mind-mapping and concept mapping and how the organizer in the link above uses it in her business, but I don’t understand why it is useful.

    What is the advantage of mindmapping over just keeping a running list of things to do?

  • August 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for your comment, Holly – you raise a good point!

    Something I learned from years of home schooling is that there are different learning styles. Where some are very linear thinkers and a list may work wonders, others are much more visual in their thinking and need pictures and visual images to help in these areas. Maybe you’re a more linear thinker – if lists are working well for you, then great!

    For me lists work well for daily tasks and short projects. But for large or complex, multi-level type projects, it helps me to “see it” rather than read it. Just how my brain works, that’s all.

  • August 21, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the very quick and thoughtful reply.

    It occurs to me that while I keep several different to-do lists on a single piece of paper (to-do work, to-do home, to-do church….), I actually “see” them as spatial entities in my imagination…so maybe I’m mind-mapping without the paper!

    Thanks for the link, I’ll play around with it.

  • August 21, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    You’re welcome, Holly – thanks for the question!

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