We are more than a week into 2019, a fresh year with some new, and some old goals and aspirations. In my last blog post I talked about making a mood board, and how making one helps you be motivated year round towards achieving your goals. However as mentioned earlier by me, simply making one won’t automatically lead to achievement of our aims, we need to work on it. Recently, I came across a comment on my last post, which asked me my perspective on decorating and how to check the progress that we have made in regards to our goals. And guess what? I’ll share my hopefully useful tips on that.
First of all, there are no rules of making or decorating a mood board. You can be simple and have a minimalistic one, or go all creative, and have a rather “extra” mood board. I have seen people do different things like , pasting print outs on a sheet of paper and just gracing it with small decorations, or simply writing it out . If you want to go all eco-friendly and make good use of today’s technology, you can even make one on your phones or tablets using different apps available online like – Moodzer, Invision Boards, or even our good old friend – Pinterest. The idea is to make something which would motivate you and encourage you to work on your aims and yourself everytime you look at it. There are no rules of decorating it. The more personalized it is, the better.
Secondly, working on those aims is the very reason that we make mood boards. And while we are at it, it is important that we track our progress, or the lack of it. What I think will be the most helpful would be to have monthly checks on our progress. This would help one to see how far they have come, or where they have lacked. This should surely inspire ourselves to keep pushing forth and achieving our set goals. I would also like to suggest to treat yourself to something that you like everytime you accomplish a progress. This would make this entire process a little more fun and exciting! After six months of doing the monthly checks, it would be better to have weekly checks for a change. Now, this is important to do as to remind ourselves that half the year has gone by, and we are left with the second half. For those who haven’t had great progress, can surely double up their efforts before the year comes to an end. This should give one, both the inspiration and a push to still make the most of time and achieve what they have set their mind onto.
I cannot emphasize enough on the fact that all of the above said are secondary things, the primary thing remains to work on all of our aims. We might feel lazy sometimes, and skip working on them. Some days we might feel super encouraged and work exceptionally hard, and inch closer to ticking off our goal. Whatever you do, do not forget to track your progress each month for the first half of the year, and then each week in the second half. This will show you where you are headed, and push you to be a better and a productive version of yourself.
Comment down with any query, or questions about this topic, or any for that matter, that you want me to write about and give my views on next and I shall post about it.
Keep hustling, x