With the summer season coming to an end, we’ll be sad to say goodbye to the unexpected heatwaves and long-awaited holidays. However, the warm days spent relaxing and soaking up the sunshine can easily slow down our productivity. Now is the perfect opportunity to refresh your thinking and revitalise your projects, so you can end your summer on a hot streak of success.
Want kick-start your productivity? See below 4 ways you can be sure to end your summer on a productivity high:
Now is the perfect time to think about any of your outstanding tasks, plans or projects. Fast Capture View is an effortless way for you to quickly gather your ideas in a fun and visual layout. Begin by capturing your best ideas using a free-form Bubble Web. This will allow you to add limitless, free-flowing idea bubbles, which you can easily connect together in a visually-engaging plan. You can then seamlessly switch to our eye-catching Bubble Groups mode, where you can add some colour-coded order to your ideas.
Bubble Groups help to take your existing ideas to the next level by transforming your web of idea bubbles into nested, colour-coded groups. You can easily alternate between Bubble Web and Bubble Group mode with the simple click of a button, so you can work in the way that suits you best. Fast Capture View is designed to help boost your creativity, whilst allowing you to give your ideas a home. By organising your thoughts into groups of associated ideas, Bubble Groups gives you an overview of your whole project, whilst breaking down the different areas you choose to focus on.
Use Mind Map View to develop early-stage ideas into well-thought-out plans. Equipped with a range of different features, from radiating branches, engaging images and useful templates, Mind Map View turns your thoughts into a creative, personalised and easy-to-navigate plan. Kick-start your project by choosing a fitting central idea image or template, then use keywords and images to draw out the details of your plan.
Turn your Mind Map project into a powerful resource centre by including web links, documents, audio files and more. These will remain hidden until clicked, allowing your big picture overview to remain clear and uncluttered. Plus, you can build a personalised filter system by creating relevant tags to add to the branches of your Mind Map. Whenever you need to focus in on a specific part of your plan, use these tags to cut through the noise and instantly access only what you need to see right now.
Take inspiration from previous projects using iMindMap 11’s Split Screen Mode. With the ability to work across two views at the same time, easily switch and swap ideas back and forth between projects. Enjoy working between two views simultaneously, so you can cross-reference key details, spot connections and use past successes as a springboard for future achievements.
Perhaps you want to add colour-coded notes and lists to your Brainstorm View project, and then transfer these across into a Mind Map to develop them further. Split Screen mode will allow you to easily view these side by side, so you can keep track of all your ideas in the space of one screen.
As you’re picking your productivity back up, it’s important to prioritise effectively. Use Radial Map View to create a 360-degree summary of your goals for next season. By using colourful nodes to categorise your ideas, Radial Map View helps to give your goals structure, allowing you to break down your thoughts and build on each node with as much detail as you choose.
Begin by setting the name of your goal in the centre of your Radial Map, so you can stay focused on what you want to achieve. No matter how complex your Radial Map becomes, its circular structure will always remain intact, so you will never lose sight of your goal. This visual overview allows you to see your project as a whole, before using the zoom feature to hone in on certain areas, for finer focus and a greater chance of success. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by your tasks when you’re faced with a lot of complicated information. To ensure you balance your priorities sensibly, you can adjust the weight of each node to represent its importance or urgency. As one node grows, its neighbours will shrink, helping you keep your priorities well-balanced at all times, even when they shift.