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Could a Mind Map Help You to Lead a Sustainable Life?

November 28, 2013

If you spotted my earlier post where I shared ten ideas for local Irish Christmas gifts, you may have noticed the paragraph where I mentioned focussing all of my energy into Community Gardens.

One of the tools I’m using to help me get to grips with this is a mind map. I’ve several draft versions that I’ve created exploring various ideas and now have a colourful one pinned to my office wall as a constant reminder.

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Image courtesy of Learning Fundamentals

I wont share my own scribbles with you, just to say I can read and understand them and that my own mind map serves to focus me in an instant, helping to keep me on track.

I did however, stumble across these examples of mind maps on social media recently that really caught my eye, so I set off and asked permission to reproduce them for you.

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Image courtesy of Learning Fundamentals

Learning Fundamentals have created some really inspiring mind maps along with excellent instructions about how to create and get the most from them. Check out some of their others about connecting with nature, using less plastic and how to focus in the age of distraction among others!

Would a mind map help you to organise your life better in terms of growing vegetables, eating more healthily and shopping locally or even just helping you to organise your life? I think I might ask our children to give me a hand creating one that can be pinned to the fridge. We’ll give it the title

“How to Live in a Tidy Household and Instantly Create Less Nagging…” 😉

5 Comments

  • Reply Ann Devitt November 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Dee
    Another great way to be more sustainable is to barter for services, I havnt paid for a hair do in years, my hairdresser loves to get some free range meat and home preserves each time she does my hair. Ann

    • Reply greensideupveg November 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Oh yes! Totally agree, big fan of swopping skills. Sounds like you have some good swaps there Ann 🙂

  • Reply Do you use mind maps to help you focus? - Green... November 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    […] Mind maps can help you to focus and understand a topic in a very short space of time. Will you try and create one to help you live more sustainably?  […]

  • Reply Do you use mind maps to help you focus? - Green... December 2, 2013 at 2:01 am

    […] One of the tools I'm using to help me get to grips with this is a mind map. I've several draft versions that I've created exploring various ideas and now have a colourful one pinned to my office wall as a constant reminder.  […]

  • Reply Wein-Wissenschaftliche Gedankenspiele: Mind Maps und Co. April 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    […] Mapping? Naja, hier zunächst ein paar allgemeine Anweisungen … Auch für diejenigen, die nicht so gut Englisch sprechen, dürften die vielen Bildchen […]

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