A Reflection on 100 Days of Mind Mapping

How the Project Began

The Ugly Side of Mind Maps

Disorganized format

Room for misinterpretation

Filler mind maps

  • Day 9's "Moving"
  • Day 16's "Watercolors" (filled in with info from Wikipedia)
  • Day 18's "Metro Ride Pueblo Nuevo → Ópera"
  • Day 19's "Books" (I did this topic twice! Day 83 is arguably the more unsubstantial of the two, as I merely listed various genres, using Amazon when I ran out of ideas)
  • Day 33's "Relaxing"
  • Day 63's "Parenthood (Season 1)"
  • Day 98's "Dinner Appetizers"

Daily weight

The Bright Side of Mind Mapping

Forced creation

Constant between locations

Memories of days

  • Day 45's "Reactions to Election Results"
  • Day 43's "Saturday November 5 (2016)"
  • Day 59's "Games Played on Thanksgiving"
  • Day 79’s "Baking Christmas Cookies with Kayse"
  • Day 89’s "Wichelt Christmas"
  • Day 90’s "Thering Christmas"
  • Day 95's "NYE Drinks"

Normalization of sucking

  • The more frequently you create (and the more you emphasize the process over result), the more it feels okay to experiment and take risks, as you become at ease with letting it “suck.”
  • The more “bad ones” you create, the sooner you’ll get to a nicer (small) selection of “good ones” (if that's an aim).
  • The more you let it out, the more ideas/action will come.

Shitty first drafts (and thus, polished pieces)

Satisfaction of finishing 100 days

Final Thoughts

  • #62 Alternatives to "So What Do You Do?"
  • #66 How to Combat Hateful Emails/Comments Online
  • #71 Labels That Have/Do/Will Describe Me
  • #85 My Interest in Transformation
  • #86 To Write About (ie: the impermanence of words)
  • #99 I Want to Live in a World Where…).

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VALUES: Creativity, Gratitude, Growth Mindsets, Kindness, Mindfulness. www.rebeccarosethering.com

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Rebecca Rose Thering

Rebecca Rose Thering

VALUES: Creativity, Gratitude, Growth Mindsets, Kindness, Mindfulness. www.rebeccarosethering.com

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