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:
- It creates a visual cue that can remind you to act.
- It induces motivation to see the progress you are making. You don’t want to break your consistency.
- 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:
- Making your bed
- Water consumption
- Step count
- Symptoms for physical/mental health
- Hours on your phone
- Use of social media
- Eating healthy
- Skincare routine
- Self-care activities
- Publishing a blog post – don’t have a blog? Start one today!
- Your period
- 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!
- Paying bills
- Work on a hobby
- No accidents – if you are tracking your child’s progress with potty training
- Dog walks
- Pet medication – track when you administer flea or worming treatment
- Calorie intake is below target
- No fizzy drinks (or swap it for junk food, coffee or alcohol)
- Completed chores
- Empty sink
- Affirmations (writing them or saying them out loud)
- Fill out gratitude journal
- Go to bed at your set time
- Wake up to your alarms
- Time spent in nature
- Bowel movements – can be helpful for certain health conditions
- Less than x hours on time wasting websites like Facebook, Instagram or Reddit, for example
- Ate 3 meals a day
- Completed morning routine
- No extra snacks
- Completed evening routine
- Planned outfit the night before
- Washed make-up brushes
- Studied for x amount of time
- Washed hair
- Dyed hair/root touch up
- Clean bed sheets
- 15 minute clean – daily clean that is the most productive way to clean
- Dressed for success at school/work
- Used planner
- Learned something new
- Tried something new
- Date night
- Called family
- Family outing
- Posted to Instagram
- Limit time on social media
- Went outside
- Write x amount of words
- Random act of kindness
- No meat day
- Used bullet journal
- Put money into savings account
- Shared pins on Pinterest
- Recorded your blog statistics
- Inbox zero
- Completed your gratitude log
- Empty sink!
- Complete homework/assignments
- Cook at home
- 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:
- Grocery shopping
- Home cleaning
- Household tasks
- Cooking meals
- Mental health check
- Meal planning
- Quality time with family
- 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.