How to Make a Habit Tracker for Your Bullet Journal
What is a habit tracker?
Habit Trackers are a place to log your daily habits and moods. They are a great tool for tracking what affects your moods. For instance, I like to track my meditation, cleaning and gym attendance. I also keep a log of my daily moods. When I look back at my habit tracker I can see a direct correlation between slacking on my meditation/gym etc, and the days I feel depressed or anxious.
This type of daily log also helps me to hold myself accountable and strive toward achieving my goals. If I can clearly see that I haven’t been drinking enough water, or that I’ve been slacking my my blog posts I am more likely to work on that part of my life. All in all, bullet journals exist to help you achieve your goals and stay on top of your life – and habit trackers are an essential tool to have in your arsenal.
What should I include in my habit tracker?
The short answer is – whatever you like! What are you hoping to achieve? Are you trying to stay on top of your studies? Get a hold of your mental health? Are you trying to lose weight or budget better? Once you cuss out what your goals are it will become evident what you need to track.
For instance, person looking to get a hold of their finances might want to track days they ate in and days they didn’t spend any money at all. However, if that same person is looking to lose weight then maybe they want to keep track of days they ate under a certain amount of calories and drank a certain amount of water.
Another possibility is to break your habit tracker into categories. Each category or goal can have a theme. Creative tasks, weight loss, mental health, budgeting. These are all ideas of themes you use to organize your habit tracker if there are a lot of things you want to keep track of.
Ideas of what to keep track of:
- Water Consumed
- No Snoozing Alarm
- Mood (depressed, anxious, happy etc)
- Took Medication/Vitamins
- No alcohol
- Ate Breakfast
- Ate under certain amount of calories
- Walked certain amount of steps
- Cooked at home
- No Sugar
- No Carbs
- Water Intake
- Picked up clothes
- Ate at home
- No Spending day
- Took public transportation
- No shopping
- Kept log of spending
- Did Homework
- Studied for Quiz/Exam
- Wrote Paper
- Went to Tutor