A map is a visual representation of a choice you made, a choice you are making, or a choice you will make. Mapping is different than journaling, where you allow your words, thoughts and feelings to flow onto a page to understand them more clearly. As you map, the words captured are more concise, more nugget-focused.
“Mapping” expresses how you visually capture your thoughts. You can use different media to create your map, whether that be in your favorite journal, typing bullet points on a Word document, creating branches in mind-mapping software, capturing your nuggets on index cards or affixing sticky notes to your kitchen wall. Regardless of the form it takes, what’s distinguishing about a map is that it allows you to present each choice visually so that you can view it from a new perspective.