As we age, our minds need stimuli and “exercise” to stay sharp and focused. Here’s a technique to keep your brain focused and help prioritize your goals!


A mindmap is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mindmap is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.”

Here’s a quick summary from

Quick Summary

  • Always have a central idea and purpose for your mindmap.
  • Make your first tier thoughts count.
  • Anything second and below are just details.
  • Reorganize your mindmaps to suit how you think.
  • Practice and learn over time.

Penelope Loves Lists gives us another great tutorial on how to get started with Mindmapping!  Here’s her graphic that helps us understand a little more about it:

And here’s a great video tutorial.  Make sure you check out her blog post as well!



How about you?  Let us know how mindmapping works for you and where you are using it in your #optimalhealth goals!