Free thinking and mind maps

Free thinking is a wonderful device that facilitates creativity. Essentially, it is an exercise where you try to record as many thoughts as you can in a set period of time. You don’t need to be concerned about spelling, syntax, or application of the thought; you just want to record your thoughts as they happen without editing.

From the book “Mind Maps: Improve Memory, Concentration, Communication, Organization, Creativity, and Time Management” – by Ken Arthur

I’m really enjoying this book about mind mapping! I’ve know the technique from articles I’ve read about Tony Buzan, who popularized the term. But I could never grasp the concept of mind mapping, and I couldn’t see how it could be useful in my activities, be it work or study.

It’s like a non-linear scheme of thoughts, ideas  and key words in which you create links and correlations. For me the most difficult part is to get rid of linear thinking!! Weird, huh?

Anyway, I drafted my first real mind map this year!  Yay!! But I’ll talk about that in a later post.

Let’s start mapping!!

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