Early in our relationship, Adrienne introduced me to the “Mind Map”. Once a year, she sits down and lays out her annual “Master Plan” using this technique, which consists of a web of words which radiate outwards.
It’s wonderful how you can take something as complex as your future, and describe it with a single graphic. It makes it all seem less daunting.
Here is a cute model from a book by Mind Map guru Tony Buzan. In an real one, you would actually input specifics, i.e. “Culture—–Music——Attend folk music festival in March”.