In continuation with my Learning Series; adapted from a motivating and inspiring write-up which I felt would be very useful for both students and the Society as a whole with day – to – day instances, to encourage positive thinking and improve efficiency !!
MIND MAPPING ! (PLANNING FOR YOUR LIFE!) Mind mapping is a way of planning things. It is like note making. It helps for clearer thinking and better planning. It gives clarity to our plans and a good direction to our ideas.
Benefits of Mind map:
- Useful Resource
- Training Tip
- Project Management
- Strategy Development
- Risk Management
- Memory tool
- Solve problems, .etc.
Tony Buzan popularized the idea of Mind Mapping. He is an English author and educational consultant. Compare the following write up and Mind Map on ‘Health’. Observe how Mind-Map helps you in remembering things clearly:
Health is possible through diet, exercise, sleep and stress management. Good diet consists of wide variety of fruits, vegetables, bread, cereals and vitamins, which are low on fat and high on fiber. Exercise includes warm ups, stretching, aerobics, weight lifting, treadmill etc., 33% of our life should have sleep. The consequences of sleeplessness are many. By maintaining regular sleeping hours, by sleeping on a comfortable bed, by taking up regular exercise and by quitting smoking, we can have comfortable sleep. Then the other factor that impacts health is ‘stress’. Exams, work pressure, relationship issues, etc create stress. The effects of stress are disastrous. There will be worry, diarrhea, anxiety etc. There are solutions to manage stress like relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing, We also need to avoid caffeine, smoking and alcohol. Help also can be obtained from doctors, dieticians and nutrition assistants.
What goes into the ‘mind map’?
Please compare the write up, and the mind map, and observe how mind map is drawn:
Spring is one of the four seasons. When there is spring, there will be warm sun, there will be greenery all around, birds gather on the trees, there will be buds and flowers, and nature turns beautiful with honey bees and butterflies.
1. Draw a circle in the centre of the page and write ‘Spring’
2. Observe the underlined important ideas.
3. As spring is associated with five factors, draw five lines in different directions. Write names / pictures.
4. Draw branches to indicate various factors.
Note: Use different colours for easy identification.