As of today, I have been using a habit tracker for one month. Now I didn’t come up with this idea, and I am not entirely sure who the original person is but I did come across it on YouTube while watching Kalyn Nicholson’s video, and in her bullet journal she created a habit tracker. Now I’m not into the whole bullet journal, mostly because I need structure and having a blank canvas scares me, but my lack of artistic skills doesn’t help either.
A habit tracker is essentially a visual space where you can track your progress with certain habits that you wanted to work on. For example, I wanted to work on journaling more and writing down 3 things that I’m grateful for. At the end of the day or the next day, I would fill in the box if I completed the habit for that day.
It’s super easy to set up. All you need is some colorful pens, ruler, paper or notebook and a list of habits you want to start or old ones you want to keep track of!
I find that this visual chart keeps me much more accountable than if I just wrote it down as a habit that I wanted to pick up.
As you can see, I don’t always achieve the habit that day. In the beginning, I used to see not filling in a habit as bad and bring myself down about the fact that I hadn’t done that habit. The thing you need to remember is that these are habits you want to pick up, but if you don’t do them that day, then that’s okay also.
The habit tracker is mainly a way to help you start new habits and keep yourself accountable, not chain you to them and make you feel bad if you don’t complete them. That being said, do try to achieve as many as you can. At the end of the day, this habit tracker is to help you.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!