Planning is the key for every successful event or occasion. Without planning, there will be chaos and misunderstanding. There are a lot of people who plan for birthday parties who do it months before the said event. They allot a specific time frame for the said occasion or whatever it is they plan on doing. This also goes for you when you are planning for what to do with your life 5 or 10 years from now. You have directed your plans and scope to something that has meaning. With all these planning, there is a better way to do planning in a more enjoyable and reachable process. That is through mind mapping.
Mind maps are excellent tools to manage life because it can help you easily identify your scope, values, strategies and step-by-step methods in order to achieve whatever your future will be. Here are some of the most effective tips on bringing on a life planner out of a concept map.
Step 1 – Define goals
Formulation of goals will make it easier for you to define the path that you want. You make your goal/s as the center or main topic that will appear on your map. Then, add your values as topics which are free-floating. It doesn’t necessarily require you to connect it to the central idea for as long as they are positioned in the same direction because, in one way or another, they will give justice and influence to your future plans.
Step 2 – Add topics
After thinking of the central idea, you can now add primary topics of the major life domains or roles in your entire life. One role can affect parts of your life but it doesn’t mean that your goals will change. The manner might differ but the plan stays the same. Like formulating plan A, plan B, and whole other plans. It is smart that you see your plans distinctly from one major role to another. This is also an effective tool to help you achieve equilibrium in your life.