Journey Through The Mind Of A Mind Mapper Part

This is your chance to 'get inside' the mind of an individual and explore his or her ideas on the nature of happiness. In the process, you will have an opportunity to apply all the Mind Mapping techniques you have learnt so far, as well as a few new ones.

The Mind Mapper starts with a central image that expresses the concept of happiness. This image needs to incorporate dimension and at least three colours.

The first Basic Ordering Idea that comcs to the mind of our mapper is 'activities'. This is printed in large capital letters on a thick, curving line connecting to the centre, the line being the same length as the word.

A quick spray of associations - a sailing boat, a heart, a person running and the word 'sharing' - radiates from the idea of 'activities'.

Our Mind Mapper's brain now flashes to another BOI - 'people'. This is placed on the left side of the Mind Map, again enlarged, again attached to the central image by a thick line. The multiple colours used to write the word reflect the multiple colours of the various races, including Martian!

Another spray of ideas - 'family', 'friends', 'performers', 'supporters', 'ani-

mals' radiates from this key word.

Some of these thoughts themselves generate ideas. To 'family' is added 'brother', 'mum', 'dad'. To 'performers' is added 'magicians', 'actors', 'clowns'. And 'supporters' generates 'doctors', 'nurses', 'teachers' and 'coaches'.

The next three thoughts are all BOIs - 'foods', 'environments' and 'sensations' - and as such are given appropriate status on the Mind Map.

The next two thoughts are triggered by the word 'environments'. Our host immediately adds a picture of mountains and the word 'rural'. At this point, let's pause to consider the implications of what has been done so far.

How To Accomplish More In A Fraction Of The Time

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The pace and intensity of our lives, both at work and at home, leave several of us feeling like a person riding a frantically galloping horse. Our day-to-day incessant busyness too much to do and not enough time; the pressure to produce and check off items on our to-do list by each day’s end seems to decide the direction and quality of our existence for us.

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