Too much in your mind, mind map it!
Posted On April 8, 2007
With the coming of the information age, comes information overload. If you’re like me who reads constantly to keep up with technology, your mind can get overloaded with so much – acronyms, concepts, theories, how-tos – you name it.
So the question is: what do you do with all that information stored in your mind (read: brain)? The answer is mind map it.
I’ve been fond of using mind map software because it helps me orgranize my thoughts and note them down. This gives me a lot of benefits, but the best one is it makes me see things clearer because I’m able to visualize it; it also affords me a knowledge-base of sorts, which I can later read again.
According to Wikipedia, a mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
There are quite a few mind mapping software packages available (google it), but I use an open-source app called FreeMind.
Fig. 1.1 – FreeMind App
Fig 1.2 – Sample mind map
Check it out and start mind mapping and brain dumping all the stuff in your brain!