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Your guide to creating a mood board :)

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Hey Bloomers! 🌼💛 The beginning of a new month is the perfect time to create a personal mood board. A mood board is a fun and pressure-free way of making and meeting goals in any given month. This blog post will be a full guide to creating a mood board. 

So, what is a mood board? 

A mood board, which is sometimes referred to as an inspirational board, is a tool used to collect and communicate visual ideas and concepts. In simpler terms, it is an inspirational photo collage. Mood boards are used for a variety of things, including project planning. For the purposes of this blog post however, the focus will be on using a mood board to visualise the kind of month you desire to have ahead, and use that visualisation to achieve your goals. You can think of a mood board as a simpler version of a vision board.  

The benefits of having a mood board 

These are some of the benefits of having a mood board: 

1. It is a visual representation of the short-term goals you want to achieve. By having it, you are constantly reminded of your goals.

2. It serves as inspiration to achieve your goals. Goal setting is sometimes seen as a daunting task and one can be overwhelmed with thoughts of whether they’ll be able to achieve their goals. With a mood board however, you embark on a journey of creating a representation of the life you want to have. By creating your mood board, you would have already done one task and will be inspired to do everything else on your board. 

3. It can be pressure-free! The kind of mood board we are focusing on in this blog post is a pressure-free mood board comprising of short-term goals. Remember that it is about visualising the things you want to achieve in one month. Therefore, it can be made up of small actions that will later amount to one big result. As an example, a mood board does not need to have a large goal such as “being healthy”. Instead, it focuses on small steps that can take you to the larger goal. In this example, this could include “drinking more water”, “taking more walks” or “meditating more”. That way, you will not be overwhelmed by the goals. 

Helpful reminders

Remember that a mood board does not only have to include goals that you need to work towards. You can also add fun things like buying yourself that necklace that you’ve wanted for so long or travelling. Whatever makes you happy. Make it as fun and pressure-free as possible. If you don’t achieve something, you can always add it to the next month’s mood board! 

However, a pressure-free mood board does not mean that you don’t have to hold yourself accountable. If you want to do something, you owe it to yourself to dedicate enough effort to that thing. 

Steps to creating a mood board 

The following are some of the steps you can follow when creating a mood board: figure out your goals, choose a format, collect some pictures, and create your beautiful mood board! 

1. Figure out your goals

Envision the kind of month you want to have. Think of the small habits that you want to start, places you want to go, things you want to buy, people you want to see, and anything else that comes to mind. After doing that, write down the things that you feel are a priority for you in the coming month. Remember that nothing is too small or irrelevant.

Tip: When you compile a final list, try not to make it too long. This will help you in not feeling overwhelmed. 

2. Choose a format

You can either create a physical mood board or a digital one. If you create a physical one, keep it in a place where you can look at it often. If you create a digital one, remind yourself to look at it often during the month. Two helpful apps that you can use to create a digital mood board are Pinterest and Canva. However, feel free to use any alternatives such as Google Photos. 

3. Collect some pictures

This step entails finding beautiful pictures to match the things that you wrote down in step 1. Try to choose the most aesthetic pictures that make you feel inspired. A wonderful place to get such pictures is Pinterest. 

4. Create your beautiful mood board!

I encourage you to go all out when you put your pictures together and create your mood board. One idea is to make sure your pictures fit into one aesthetic or even colour. This is the fun part, so be creative and create a beautiful mood board that will motivate and inspire you. 

And lastly… 

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.

Proverbs ch 16 vs 3

Enjoy making your beautiful mood boards, Bloomers! 

Conclusion 

Sending you lots of love and light, Bloomers 💛🔆🌼

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8 replies on “Your guide to creating a mood board :)”

It has been such a long time, and you came back with the same positive energy and inspiration. Running now to create my mood board…
Thank you, Ruvarashe.

I am laughing because I used to have one but in a form of a book and it had pictures and everything. It’s been a while since I re-modelled my board(now gone digital). Your blogs are always such a pleasant read <3

This post was worth the wait!!

I love the concept of a mood board. You can literally do something new each month while moving towards you long term goals.

Thank you for this amazing read.

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