Achieving goals and acquiring new habits requires a good deal of stamina and motivation. Most of the time, good ideas fail to be implemented because they are not followed through as consistently as initially thought. With a feedback calendar, you can save yourself the trouble of burying your resolutions in the future and achieve your goals.
To create a feedback calendar, all you need to do is take an A4 sheet of paper and write your goal on the top in big letters. It’s best to use just one or two words that you can’t miss. Then, under your goal, make a calendar page that covers about 30 days. It usually takes about a month for a new habit to be accepted as such by your brain. A month is therefore a good amount of time to achieve your goals.
However, you don’t have to follow the classic weekly calendar or choose a specific month to achieve your goals. However, if you enter the exact date in the individual fields, it is less likely that you will forget a day or cheat. You can also enter days off if you don’t want to do your new activity every day. The important thing is that you can clearly see on your feedback calendar which days you wanted to be active.
The individual days are then marked with a green tick or a red cross, depending on whether the goal was met or not. This way you always have an overview of how consistent you really are in achieving your goals. And an additional motivation, because who wants a red cross on their feedback calendar?
The feedback calendar is hung up as prominently as possible. It’s best to have it on your bathroom mirror, your wardrobe or on the door of your flat. If other people see your calendar, you will be all the more motivated to achieve the goals you have set, because otherwise others might see your “failure”. It is therefore also useful to tell others about your new goal and the feedback calendar. We’d rather overcome our inner obstacle than admit that we were wrong about what we wanted to do.