The daily Mind Map diary page is based on the 24-hour clock, the Mind Map as a planning and mnemonic device, and the fact that the human brain is a visionary, goal-oriented mechanism.
As with the yearly and monthly plans, as many Mind Mapping laws as possible are applied. Ideally, you will make two Mind Maps for each day: the first one to plan the day in advance; and the second to monitor its progression -this can also be used to recapture the day in retrospect.
The example on page 198 is the second day of August from my own monthly plan. In this daily plan the 24-hour clock in the upper left-hand corner gave me a true perspective on the amount of time in the day. The central image of the day's Mind Map was the book you are now reading. The smiling mouth, resembling Aladdin's lamp, indicated that I was dictating sections of the book and I was hoping that I would be inspired by the 'genie' of my imagination.
The day divided itself into five major branches, by far the largest being my work on the book. The walk and run, the massage and the physical training, were all intended to help me think about and physically prepare for the subsequent days on which I planned to work on the book. The evening was a celebration with a friend!
Like the yearly and monthly plans, these daily plans can be used to review any period in your life, either comprehensively or in-depth. A quick browse can thus bring back a whole week, month or year with glorious vividness.
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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.