There is currently a lot of hype about the benefits of visual thinking and learning, with instructions piled up for students in the run-up to the new term. But have you ever applied it to your own life? Are you a master of connecting ideas for school, while your personal life is a complete mess?
Here are four very real and very important ways visual thinking can make a difference to your life.
Just because you work with facts and figures during your work day, doesn’t mean you can’t be creative in your own time. Maybe you’re a budding author or poet; maybe you enjoy sketching or designing – did you know that visual thinking can be invaluable for creating and honing your skills?
For most people, creativity strikes at odd times. But if you block out a time and set your visual thinking skills to work, you will soon find your innovation spring to life. Ideas that you always had in your head are now in front of you, and your brain is then better able to connect them, progress them, and even cut out ones that don’t work. Don’t make the mistake of thinking your brain is an endless pit for producing, retaining, and connecting ideas. It really isn’t, and Mr. Inspiration only strikes when he wants to.