A New Take on Resolutions: Getting Organized in 2013 Using Mind Maps

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Lucidchart's improved mind maps will make it easier to set goals in 2013.

Lucidchart, the web's foremost diagramming application, has just improved their mind mapping tool with collapsible branches, making it easier than ever for users to organize their thoughts. This simple step increases the likelihood of success by giving goal-setters a place to refine their ambitions.

A mind map starts with a central theme and branches out into subtopics. Each subtopic can then be broken down into smaller sections with greater detail. For example, if one's goal is to lose weight, make the central topic “Lose weight.” Subtopics could include “Cut down on drinking/smoking”, “Dine out less frequently”, and “Try one new vegetarian dish per week.”    

Mind maps are also ideal for achieving professional goals. Eliza Wright, PR representative at Lucidchart, said, "Mind maps make sense not only for solidifying goals, but for tracking progress over time. To make a greater impact at work, you can use feedback from your peers and supervisors to shape your central topic and subtopics, then do some research on how to meet those objectives.”

All of this information can be housed and neatly organized within the mind map itself. Because of their visual nature, mind maps enable the goal setter to see and digest crucial information at a glance.

When considering diagramming programs, Lucidchart is an outstanding choice. The benefits of using an online diagramming tool are numerous, and include advantages like:

Greater security - Traditional mind mapping programs require a download and installation. With Lucidchart, there is no need to worry about malicious software or viruses, because no downloading is required.

Faster diagramming - Use hot keys to speed up the diagramming process. Hot keys are simple, intuitive keyboard shortcuts that enable mind map creation in just seconds. Mind map branches are collapsible for enhanced readability.

Peace of mind - Each document hosted on Lucidchart is backed up to multiple secure data centers, so there are no worries about backing up or losing data. Lucidchart also maintains robust revision histories, so reverting to an earlier mind map version is always possible.

On-the-go access - Lucidchart is built on open web standards, which means that diagrams are accessible from any location, on any browser, with any device. An Internet connection is the only requirement.

Try Lucidchart for mind mapping today, and see how their latest features make diagram creation both speedy and easy.

About Lucidchart

Founded in 2010, Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming application used by business teams and individuals to create compelling and attractive visual communications, right in a web browser. Our software offers real-time collaboration, an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, and enterprise-level reliability. With hundreds of thousands of users, Lucidchart is one of the most popular productivity apps in the Chrome Web Store and Google Apps Marketplace. For more information about Lucidchart, please email sales (at) lucidchart (dot) com or visit http://www.lucidchart.com.


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