If you're anything like me and find that at the end of the day you've got so much going through your mind you're wondering how you'll ever get to sleep then this technique is a must have.
You may be familiar with the concept of mind mapping. A term coined by the memory expert Tony Buzan. Mind mapping is a great way of discovering relationships between concepts. It allows the mind to physically see how concepts are or could be related and subsequently allow us to see new relationships and new ideas. It also funnily enough can enable us to get to sleep. It works by helping the mind capture all that is going through the mind without having to go into all the details. It's kind of like allowing the mind to switch off now that it's clear about what it can do tomorrow.
You can use mind mapping not only at the end of the day, but whenever you are struggling with understanding the big picture and how everything fits together.
It's a good planning tool before starting a project. I also use it for research, capturing the key concepts as I discover new information.
Next time you're finding it difficult to sleep or simply have a lot of stuff going on in your mind, start mind mapping and you'll discover some nice clarity and peace!