August 20, 2020
Overcome Challenges in your daily life with Mind Mapping.
We come across various challenges in our day-to-day lives. Few of them, we are prepared for, while few others are more of a shock. Although, in the current fast-moving times, only preparing for the foreseen challenges isn’t enough. One needs to be prepared for whatever surprises life throws at us, but it can be very easy to overcome everyday challenges with mind mapping.
Using mind maps on a daily basis can make your life more productive, creative and stress-free on every level. Here are seven everyday challenges that Mind Mapping can help you to overcome.
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Remember every detail
We’ve all got numerous tasks to do in a day. It becomes very easy to forget a couple of them, which results in forgetting to carry your most important books to school or an important person’s birthday, maybe even forgetting to pick up your child from school. Any of these can be utterly disastrous.
Mind maps can boost your memory and help you to remember all the key information, useful ideas and important facts. Using short, memorable keywords, mind maps chunk information into core themes, which trigger connections in the brain to help you remember more. You can use different colours and make specific details stand out. Changing the colour of the branches, links the visual with the logical and creates mental shortcuts. Adding images can also improve your ability to recall information. Your brain processes images instantly which is better than trying to remember long sentences.
Different colours and images personalise the mind maps, helping you to remember every detail. Read more.
Make sense of information overload
Do you ever feel like you are cramming your brain with loads of information without actually understanding any of it? Mind maps avoid this very phenomenon by using one keyword per branch, allowing you to consolidate large amounts of information into concise, clear notes.
Mind maps can reduce heaps of material into a single page, keeping all of your thoughts together. With a clear overview of your notes, you can see connections between topics, facts and ideas at a glance.
Tip: Using Ayoa you can attach files, videos, documents and web links to your Mind Map creations. The ability to insert items allows you to flesh out your mind maps and explore a topic in further detail, without the clutter. This can help you think clearly and freely. Transform your Ayoa creations into resource hubs with the insert feature.
Make smarter decisions
Are you facing a problem and not sure which option would solve it better? Try using the main branches of a mind map to identify the various alternatives and evaluate them using sub-branches. Mapping out your options using keywords will trigger associations in your brain and spark further ideas.
This enables you to analyse each option thoroughly and set yourself up for making the best decision. As your brain works creatively towards a solution, drawing out new ideas, you’ll start to look at your problem from different angles. You might even discover new information that wasn’t clear at first.
Take control of your workload
Ever feel like you need more than 24 hours in a day? Use mind mapping as a tool for planning events, meetings, projects and even your daily to-do list. However big or small, mind maps quickly streamline your tasks and save you a lot of time.
In fact, Mind Mapping has been proven to improve productivity by 20%. Record deadlines and prioritise tasks by colour coding the branches. Mind maps offer a bird’s eye view of your day and highlight the relevant information, making it easier to coordinate the array of tasks ahead.
Any scheduling overlaps or missing resources are immediately visible in a mind map. With this, you can avoid set-backs and conquer your to-do list on time.
Other features in Ayoa, like the Task board can also be very helpful in organising your day and your to-do list. You can export your mind maps to the visual task management app to action and prioritise your tasks. Rest assured that you’ll never experience preventable delays or setbacks again.
Present with style
If you have ever presented in front of an audience, you know the importance of planning and preparing in advance. Mind maps can be helpful in planning your presentations too! They can help you to generate more ideas, thus ensuring that your topic is well explained and your argument is strong.
Mapping out your plan in a radiant Mind Map format makes it easy to see the structure of your presentation. This helps you to make a clear plan for your introduction, key points and conclusion. Mind mapping makes you focus on the key information, making you less likely to go off topic or start rambling. With a thorough presentation prepared you can concentrate your efforts on a strong delivery.
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Stay on track with your goals
Do you sometimes feel like you’re working hard to achieve something but never seem to get anywhere? One of the key reasons why we fall off track with our goals is because we forget about the big picture. Mind mapping your short and long term goals gives you a clear overview of your long term vision, and dives into the details of your short term targets.
This makes the effect of your short term goals in the long term, clearly visible at just a glance. Consolidate your goals for the next few days, weeks, months or even years to come on one single sheet to track your progress. If you feel overwhelmed you can look back at the map to remind yourself of what’s important and help you to prioritise. Learn how you can get more done in less time and less stress, with Ayoa.
Stop time wasting in meetings
Unproductive and ill-planned meetings can waste more time than they’re worth. Before the meeting, you can put together a mind map of the agenda and distribute it to your team, this will ensure that the focus and objectives of your meeting are clear to everyone involved. It will also show your team that there is a set plan, so they know that their valuable time is being spent productively.
During the meeting, keep your Mind Map agenda in front of you. Ayoa’s radiant layout provides a pre-structural framework allowing you to explore each objective without getting lost in the details and wavering off track. You can also record the meeting minutes directly on to your mind map, noting the main points.
Its radiant structure means you’re also able to maintain coherent notes even when the discussion jumps between topics. As you go along, add a branch to represent an action that needs to be taken to achieve each objective. At the end of the meeting, this will give you a clear breakdown of the agenda, notes and actions to be taken on one useful page.
After considering the above points, we can say that the use of mind maps need not be restricted to bigger events or jobs. Mind mapping as a tool can help us to simplify and perform our daily tasks in an organised manner. Mind mapping can be inculcated as a habit as it has multiple uses and can also enhance your productivity in no time. Moreover, with Ayoa’s entire tool set of mind maps, whiteboards and task boards, you will find completing any task extremely simple.
Try using Ayoa and achieve maximum productivity and creativity while tackling everyday challenges.
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