A bullet journal can be so versatile and you can record different information. The bullet journal process is where I was first introduced to habit trackers.
Habit trackers are exactly what they say, they are a way of tracking your habits. The simple way to measure whether you completed a habit. There are plenty of theories you can find online about how many days it takes to form or break a habit. There is a 21/90 rule, this is where you commit to a habit for 21 days straight. It has said after the three weeks it should have become a habit. You then continue the habit for a further 90 days.
Why track your habits or your goals?
Tracking your habits is a great way to feel more confident and more in control of your day to day tasks. When you track your habits on a daily basis gives you a sense of accomplishment and for me it motivates me to continue. Having this visual and the art of checking off a list helps me to feel productive.
What are the benefits of habit tracking?
- A sense of achievement
- Motivations to full fill the tasks
- Acts as a reminder to complete the tasks
- Helps to build a routine and structure
- It holds you accountable
- You learn more about yourself
What layouts can I use for habit trackers?
There are so many different layouts you can use to track your habits. I have used a few different layouts over the years I have been bullet journaling. Over the next few months I am going to trial different layouts, to see if I favour a particular one.
1. Horizontal Table
I liked this layout because you can fill the boxes in with colourful designs, or with patterns and it is very aesthetically pleasing.
2. Individual calendars and trackers
I saw this layout from Amanda RachLee, I have been using this form of tracking for a few months. It can be a bit more time consuming but does have a very clean look to it.
Other examples of layouts
I have found habit trackers helpful in full filling tasks. I want to trial new layouts and see if I find a system that works for me.
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