Feeling the pressure of a huge life change? Check out our 5 innovative ways you can use iMindMap to get ready for parenthood.
Lists can become monotonous, frustrating and downright disheartening. Why not try a different approach: make a Mind Map in iMindMap to display your wish list, or take a shortcut and download our free Mind Map template below.
View your Mind Map on your phone (Apple or Android supported devices), add items to your map as something catches your eye, and sync your updates in the iMindMap cloud (with iMindMap Freedom). As you make purchases, delete or tick items using icons from the iMindMap library. It’s the modern day (and less frustrating) shopping list!
To download your ‘To Do List’ iMindMap template, click here.
According to the Daily Mail, starting a family can cost more than £5000. Create a realistic financial plan in iMindMap, and learn to budget effectively. Watch the iMindMap Video Tutorial to discover how to export your Mind Map to Microsoft Excel, iWork Numbers or OpenOffice Calc. To complete the process, select the nested table option when you export your Mind Map so all the figures in your map will be totalled – your complete financial plan at your fingertips. What’s more, if unexpected expenses come your way, easily adjust your plan in iMindMap to keep on track.
Eating healthily will help keep you fit through the sleepless nights to come. Try Mind Mapping your shopping list to make the weekly shop as stress-free as possible. With each branch as a food group, aim for a fairly symmetrical map to achieve a balanced diet, including plenty of fruit, vegetables, protein and vitamin-rich foods. For exciting and tasty menus, see the examples attached to the Mind Map below.
Your choice of name will shape your child’s identity for life – so choose wisely! Be proactive and brainstorm your favourite names in a Mind Map. Review, add and amend names as your feelings change. In your Mind Map, draw child branches from each name and consider associations, how the name fits with your surname, and meanings. Approaching this task with a fresh perspective can produce surprising results.
When you’re expecting your new arrival, there are a million things to do. Create a rota in iMindMap and make a note of which tasks your family and friends will be doing and when they will be doing them. Once you’re rota is complete, print it off and stick it to your fridge. This way, you’ll feel more organised and it will keep everything running smoothly!
To lend a helping hand, we have compiled informative resources such as ‘How to’ articles, checklists and useful videos for new parents in one handy ‘resource hub’ Mind Map.
*Click the blue links attached to the branches to view the resources attached.
Better still, why not create your own personal resource hub which stores your favourite articles, videos, picture links and audio notes in a clear and organised way?
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