We all need to take the time to handle and figure out our own personal issues and missions. And, to help achieve that, the mind mapping method can be a truly powerful tool. From putting together your own unique fashion sense to figuring out how each of your personal relationships affects your happiness, the effectiveness of a mind map shouldn’t be overlooked. Therefore, to give you a hand in putting together your very own branching diagram, we’ve assembled a plethora of professional Personal Mind Map Templates for Apple Pages! Pick from our selection of easily editable samples to customize as you see fit, and then quickly print it out in A4 or US letter size. So, don’t delay--download our designs for your creative success, personal life, study management, and more!

How to Create a Personal Mind Map in Apple Pages

Creating and organizing your own personal goals can be a daunting task; however, with the visual nature of a mind map, it doesn’t have to be as hard as it usually is! Medium.com describes the mind map as a visual chart used in forming and managing related ideas into a branching hierarchy.

Plus, we’ve composed a set of tips (below) to show you just how easy it is to make a mind map using macOS and Apple Pages!

1. Starting With Your Main Idea

Go ahead and open a new document in Apple Pages. To make a mind map, you’ll need to incorporate some simple shapes, lines, and labels. But, before that, you should first get rid of the text field by unchecking Document Body under the Document tab to the right. And now it’s time to input your main idea/topic/question; click on Shapes and pick which you’d like to put the idea into. Then, after placing down the shape, double-click it to label as needed.

2. Add More Shapes and Ideas

Now that you have the central idea of your mind map established, get those brain juices flowing and think of new ideas from there. For example, if your main idea is Personal Identity, then the new ones could be Fashion Sense, Art Skills, or whatever else you think would relate.

After coming up with these new concepts, update your visuals appropriately. Use the same Shape tab to add however many you need, positioning each around and close to the original shape--don’t forget to label. Next, you should add connecting lines between your shapes; CMD-click both the original shape and a new one, then go to Insert and choose from one of the options under Line.

3. Even More New Ideas

With an initial layer of new ideas in your document, keep going and think of more new ideas! And then even more! Use the first set of new ideas as your main categories, creating a branching pattern of sub-categories for each new layer. Keep the chart updated with more shapes and lines.

4. Arrange Your Mind Map

You should try to keep your mind map from looking too cluttered and messy, so remember that you can move around your shapes by click-dragging them around--the lines will automatically adjust and maintain their connections. To resize your shapes, simply click-drag one of the square nodes found on the sides and corners of the shapes.

So, with the correlated ideas and concepts in your mind map, you’ll be able to gather the data and information you need for handling your personal matters. Do you need editable self-management charts as a student, manager, or whatever else? Then you’ll definitely be interested in our Personal Mind Map Templates!

General FAQs

  • How do you define a mind map?

  • Why should I use a mind map for personal use?

  • Who is credited as the inventor of mind mapping?

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