Here are some of my challenges. Make a list of the things that come to mind when you think of all the things you are taking on right now. What is holding you back?
- Dealing with difficult people
- Being assertive without being labelled a “bitch”
- Managing stress
- Keeping up a positive image, managing perceptions
- Staying Organized
- Communication (communicating clearly with others)
- Multi-tasking and completing projects
- Self-sabootage, facing fears and following through
- Contintued personal growth
- Letting go (of things that no longer matter)
- Saying “No” – prioritizing
- Continued professional development
- Reaching Goals, facing my fear of success
- Increasing efficiency
- Managing finances
Whew! That’s a lot! It is not a check list. It is a reality list. I believe knowing the things that are tugging on the back of my mind can help me to set a clear path to what I want. I use this technique to achieve my goals. A list is a mind-dump. It isn’t in any order. It may not include everything. It is just what I put on the list. Mind-mapping is so much more.
If you are creative, like me, your thoughts and ideas don’t always come in the form of a list. They don’t even fit on a calendar. Sometimes it feels like the ideas flow through me and other times it feels like they are coming at me from all directions. Mind-mapping is a way to organize your thoughts in a creative way that uses both sides of your brain. Yes! You can be organized and creative at the same time!
I will be giving a workshop on how to use mind-mapping for setting goals and improving your blog (or other projects) and applying these principles to maintain a balanced lifestyle. If you have questions for me, please put them in the comments. I will address these questions at the workshop and on the blog.
Keep an eye out for my next post on mindfulness. I will be taking an in depth look at cognitive behavior therapy and how positivity impacts life balance.
If you want to attend the workshop – sign up here: https://sclbworkshop.eventbrite.com/
For more details on the workshop and So Cal Lady Bloggers, see Melissa Dell’s blog, “A Bit of Everything”