86 Things You Can Track In Your Bullet Journal

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Creating your own bullet journal to reflect exactly what you’re trying to accomplish can keep you focused but also in touch with your goals and targets while documenting your progress.

So, start growing that savings account, get organised in all areas of your life, or launch the side hustle you have ad in the pipeline for years. Your bullet journal is going to hold you accountable and make you successful and the way your bullet journal is going to help is by using habit trackers. What is a habit tracker I hear you say? It is exactly what it sounds like, a tracker for your daily or weekly habits. Trackers can come in all sorts of forms however, it is unique to you and what suits you best.

Do you want to break bad habits and practise good ones? A habit tracker will allow you to track actions you wish to start or want to hold yourself accountable to continue and because you will have habits that you want to track daily, weekly or either monthly, a bullet journal is the best place to do that.

What are the benefits of using a habit tracker?

As long as you have the list of habits it doesn’t matter what design or layout you choose to display your habit tracker. Generally the key point is your habit tracker provides you with immediate clarification that you have completed your habit. It is evidence that you are making progress.

Moreover habit tracking is super effective for these reasons:

  1. It creates a visual cue that can remind you to act.
  2. It induces motivation to see the progress you are making. You don’t want to break your consistency.
  3. It feels satisfying to record your success in the moment.

Read more: All About Habit Trackers!

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Daily habits make up your routine. A daily habit tracker will help you if you are introducing new habits that you want to become second nature because they ensure you are help accountable. These habits are actions you practise every day to live a more mindful, happy and successful life. I have compiled a list of 60 daily habits that you can track in your bujo:

  1. Medication
  2. Vitamins
  3. Making your bed
  4. Water consumption
  5. Step count
  6. Symptoms for physical/mental health
  7. Journaling
  8. Reading
  9. Hours on your phone
  10. Use of social media
  11. Spending
  12. Eating healthy
  13. Skincare routine
  14. Self-care activities
  15. Publishing a blog post – don’t have a blog? Start one today!
  16. Your period
  17. Sex – this can be helpful for couples to have an active sex life and sometimes medication or circumstances get in the way… you can track it to look for patterns!
  18. Paying bills
  19. Work on a hobby
  20. No accidents – if you are tracking your child’s progress with potty training
  21. Dog walks
  22. Pet medication – track when you administer flea or worming treatment
  23. Exercise
  24. Calorie intake is below target
  25. No fizzy drinks (or swap it for junk food, coffee or alcohol)
  26. Completed chores
  27. Empty sink
  28. Affirmations (writing them or saying them out loud)
  29. Fill out gratitude journal
  30. Go to bed at your set time
  31. Wake up to your alarms
  32. Time spent in nature
  33. Bowel movements – can be helpful for certain health conditions
  34. Less than x hours on time wasting websites like Facebook, Instagram or Reddit, for example
  35. Meditation
  36. Flossing
  37. Ate 3 meals a day
  38. Completed morning routine
  39. No extra snacks
  40. Completed evening routine
  41. Planned outfit the night before
  42. Washed make-up brushes
  43. Studied for x amount of time
  44. Washed hair
  45. Dyed hair/root touch up
  46. Clean bed sheets
  47. 15 minute clean – daily clean that is the most productive way to clean
  48. Dressed for success at school/work
  49. Used planner
  50. Learned something new
  51. Tried something new
  52. Date night
  53. Called family
  54. Family outing
  55. Posted to Instagram
  56. Limit time on social media
  57. Went outside
  58. Write x amount of words
  59. Random act of kindness
  60. No meat day
  61. Used bullet journal
  62. Put money into savings account
  63. Shared pins on Pinterest
  64. Recorded your blog statistics
  65. Inbox zero
  66. Completed your gratitude log
  67. Empty sink!
  68. Complete homework/assignments
  69. Cook at home
  70. Tried something new

As shown above there is a large number of daily habits however, you may have other habits or activities that need to only be tracked weekly or monthly. These maybe habits that do not need to be practised daily but actions you still need to be held accountable for or would like to record for future reflection. Lastly, I have compiled a list for your inspiration:

  • Goals
  • Weather
  • Grocery shopping
  • Home cleaning
  • Household tasks
  • Cooking meals
  • Mental health check
  • Meal planning
  • Hobbies
  • Quality time with family
  • Weight
  • Bills
  • Laundry
  • Car maintenance
  • Period/menstrual cycle
  • Stress levels

Where Do I Start?

If you are new to habit trackers and bullet journaling I would recommend tracking a maximum of 8 habits to start with. When you become more confident using habit trackers you can then start adding more habits, but start small – you don’t want to burn out before you really get started! To start with you should have completing your daily habit tracker as one of your habits, this will help solidify this practice.

Overall, habit trackers will improve your success in all areas of your life!

I have shared a huge amount of habits that you can track – but of course you do not need to track all of them! In fact, trying to track too many habits is a sure way to ensure you do not stick with using your habit tracker.

How do you stick to good habits? Do use habit trackers? I’d love to hear in the comments.

50 thoughts on “86 Things You Can Track In Your Bullet Journal

  1. Absolutely keeping notes of these, very helpful. Am still thinking of making a bullet journal, but this ideas are awesome. Saving for later.

    1. I love the idea of a sex tracker, that’s a super interesting one. Right now I’m tracking habits and water intake, but I’m going to add a few from this list. Great post!

  2. I’ll defiantly be keeping this post in mind. I’m still trying to learn about bullet journaling but it’s defiantly something I want to get into properly. I’ve heard it’s amazing for motivation and inspiration. You’ve shared some great ideas lovely, thank you so much xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

  3. These are good ideas & a habit tracker sounds so helpful! I know I could use the habit tracker to make sure I do my morning & evening skincare routine & to read more!

  4. These are all fantastic ideas! I think if I started a bullet journal now I’d be so overwhelmed with what to track because I’d want to track absolutely everything!

  5. Some amazing ideas. I need to start back up again with my bullet journal. I may have to add some of these ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love that there are so many things you can track! I’m terrible about keeping any kind of journal, but using one for tracking things like this could be seriously beneficial. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  7. This is a wonderful habit to get into! I bullet list in my gratitude journal. And I’m starting to track a few habits here and there, but I have no formal system, so this is helpful and timely. Great post!

  8. These are such fab suggestions! I still haven’t gotten around to starting a bullet journal but I definitely want to now, there are so many habits I think would be helpful for me to track. I feel like tracking how much water I drink, how much I’m reading daily and the amount of time I spend on social media would all really help me in particular. Thanks for sharing x

    1. You could just huge a bullet journal for tracking, you don’t necessarily need to use a bullet journal for anything else if that works better for you. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  9. What an awesome, complete list! I do not think one bullet journal is enough room to encompass the range of your suggestions, so picking the ones most relevant to me is the way to go. 🙂

  10. You are so inspiring. I have my daily, where I keep my to do, I keep track of what I eat every day, my daily joy and my daily tarot card but I haven’t started on habit tracking and I really need one or a few LOL. Love your ideas Lauren xo

  11. Habit tracking is a really good idea, especially when you’re starting a new medication. I’ve also noticed that when I was tracking my water consumption, I drank at least 2L a day, but when I’m not tracking it I’m not even sure I manage a litre. Thus, the act of tracking can help you keep to your desired targets

  12. What a VERY in depth blog post, such a good job! I haven’t ever tried a bullet journal for this exact reason LOL I never knew how to use it but maybe I’ll give in to trying it out now!

  13. These are amazing ideas – a lot I hadn’t even thought of! I love the idea of blog stats, time spent in nature and date night – I’ll give these a try for April! 🙂

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