Habits are a routine behavior that people do on a regular basis. Many of us try new habits every day aiming to improve our quality of life.
From a psychological aspect, a habit is a link between a response and a stimulus. According to this article, the constant repetition of this connection creates a habit, that if repeated enough, form a permanent feature in our lives.
What are some reasons to add habits to our routine?
Well, habits can have a lasting impact on our lives. They can differ depending on your thoughts and feelings. If you ever wondered about gardening, why not start a habit of it?
Whether you want to start running a mile a day or decide to write a book of recipes, habits are important to instill challenges in our life. However, trying to keep with our habits in this time and day, can be difficult.
Work, school, social life, etc. are some of the reasons why we don’t always follow-up our idea to keep some of our favorite habits alive. For example, when I was younger, I loved to collect manga and anime magazines. Guess what? High school happened.
I stop collecting them because I didn’t have time to look for the special editions I wanted. So, I dropped it off.
That’s why it is important to track our habits as a form of discipline and organization.
3 Reasons to Start Your Habit Tracker to Focus Your Goals
What are some habits that you do everyday that you don’t track?
- Wash your teeth
- Prepare your coffee
- Check out your social media platforms before you go to school or work
- Reply your personal emails
Whether you do it consciously (or not), habits are already an important part of our lives. From this point of view, you do not have to track these daily routines because it’s something you just do.
Starting a habit is like driving a bike after many years of not doing it. It all begins with a challenge. You just have to be motivated enough to begin a new activity.
It all takes some baby steps to make you habit tracker guru!
Let’s see 3 reasons to start your habit tracker to focus your goals:
Having a habit tracker helps you push yourself to keep doing your chosen activity.
Let’s face it, folks, we start bright, but as the days wind down, we are partial to call the whole thing off. Having a habit tracker can help you find a solution for the slackness. It can enhance your skills in organization, perseverance, commitment, and discipline.
Practice your new-found habit in style by personalizing it to your needs.
If marking crosses bore you to death, try using some colors to code your habit tracker for your different daily activities. Using color codes in your tracker can help you familiarize with different activities. For example, you can use the color blue with your daily water consumption.
Why? Because we relate the color blue with water. Do you want to eat 5 fruits a day? Try coloring your habit tracker green!
Setting up your habit tracker is easy peasy.
If you are into bullet journals, you can draw your own in your style! However, there are hundreds of habit tracker models that you can choose to begin this adventure. I prepared a lovely set of 3 habit trackers models for you to download instantly. You’ll find them at the end of the post : )
5 Benefits of Starting a Habit Tracker
A habit tracker is an effective tool to help you carry out your personal projects. It becomes an ally in your quest to achieve your goals. The key to success is to take it one step at the time.
Let’s see some benefits of starting a habit tracker:
- If you begin a habit tracker, you’re most likely to achieve your goals in a long or short-term period. You can have a weekly, monthly or yearly tracker. The possibilities are endless!
- Tracking your activities on a daily basis gives you a sense of achievement at the end of the day. This will motivate you to keep going on with your habit.
- You can control how you use your habit tracker. It’s you who decide how and when to start a particular activity. For example, I’d love to read 45 books a year and I want to make sure I eat at least seafood twice a week. (It’s good for your health!)
- Having other activities to occupy your mind can make you forget at least for a little bit of the constant temptation of our mobiles and social media.
- You’ll get to begin your month in a clean slate. At the end of the month, you’ll see what you achieved and what you want to accomplish next month. It will give you enthusiasm and energy to begin 100% into reaching your goals! Just print a brand new blank habit tracker printable from Blueberry Creative Design and get ready to rumble!
74 Inspiring Habit Tracker Ideas
Whether you are a blogger, writer, student, a busy momma, a ladyboss, etc. You can adapt a habit tracker however you want it. I’d love for you to have an absolute success planning your habit tracker. So, here are 74 ideas to set it up, divided in 7 categories for an easy access:
These habits revolve around your daily activities. Here are some ideas you can track for yourself:
- Woke up on time
- Went to bed on time
- Get your target number of sleep hours
- Read a book
- X hours without surfing the web / checking out social media platforms
- X nights to do an in-depth beauty treatment
- Practicing Yoga or meditation
- Leave work on time
- Paying the bills on time
- Saving money into your savings account
- Saving money into a money jar
- Take your vitamins
- No TV or Netflix for X hours
- Use your bullet journal or planner
- Adult coloring: Mandala
- Doing crosswords
- Play board games with your family: Monopoly, Clue, etc.
If you are a blogger, this list is ideal for you! Let’s see what you can add to your habit tracker:
- Post or Repin on Pinterest
- Publish posts on Instagram
- Publish posts on Facebook and Facebook Groups
- Send out X tweets a day
- Share other people’s content
- Interact with your audience to grow your community
- Prepare your weekly or monthly newsletter for your community
- Write X comments on other blogger’s posts
- Schedule X pins on Tailwind
- Reshare pins from your Tailwind tribes
If you are a blogger, this list can inspire you to add more ideas to your habit tracker:
- Post a blog post
- Review your blog workflow
- Optimize old blog posts
- Check statistics
- Plan ahead your content for the week or month
- Engage with other bloggers
- Create visual content to add or boost your blog post
- Proofreading your posts
- Reply to emails
- Participate in your blog groups
- Record your income and expenses
- Pay your bills
- Clean your workspace
- Create a back up of your computer files (you never know!)
- Keep a budget
- Keep a meal plan
- Create spreadsheets to organize your expenses
- Gather all your receipts in one file
- Track your progress
- Do a survey to know what you can improve to offer your clients the best service
- Reply to your emails
- Finish your daily To-Do list
- Eat X fruits a day
- Eat X vegetable a day
- Drink X glasses of water a day
- No junk food for the day
- Cook something healthy for yourself
- Take your medication
- Take the stairs (no elevator!)
- Run X miles a day
- Go to the gym
- Walk around the park
- Wash the dishes
- Deep clean (once a month)
- Do the laundry
- Wipe down kitchen cupboards
- Clean the oven
- Put trash in the garbage bin
- Be proud of yourself
- Study/Read personal development books
- Listen to podcasts
- No X day (For example, no TV day, no SM day, No Netflix day, etc.)
- Donate something
Your Free Habit Tracker Printable
To help you starting your habit tracker, I made a set 3 printables for you to download. Just click below to grab yours! If you love lists, download this lovely set of meal and grocery list printable to add to your collection.
Just remember my lovelies, that all printables are for personal use only, print as many copies as you like for your personal use but do not share or redistribute any of the files – if people you know would like a copy, please direct them to this post.
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