I've already detailed why I love the bullet journal system in my previous post, My Bullet Journal Journey: Part One. Today I want to specifically highlight one of the most beneficial pages of my personal bullet journal: the habit tracker.
I'll show you the 2 months of habit tracking I've done so far, what I've learned from using a tracker, and give a list of habits you can track in your own bullet journal!
My habit trackers
This first one is from July 2017, and it was also my first tracker EVER. Looking at it now, it is rough, to say the least. I realized halfway through the month I was tracking some things I didn't really want/need to. I also didn't love the colors I chose or the date layout at the top because it led to a few mistakes (see black x's all over page).
So I finished the month, tallied up how often I did a certain habit, and gained some insight for the next month. So it wasn't a complete fail!
This second habit tracker is still a work in progress, but I love the rainbow theme I chose, the quote at the top, and most of the habits I tracked. It was also so much easier to find the day/date because I added a row for the day of the week. And see the result? No black x's!
I've set up my third month (below) using what I've learned from the last 2 months and hopefully it's even more effective! I also decided to go with a season specific theme for this month because it puts me in the mindset that fall is on it's way, even though I live in Texas and it still feels like summer!
What i've learned using a habit tracker
While it has only been 2 months, tracking my daily habits really has made a difference for me. It makes my days more intentional and holds me accountable for the changes I really want to make in my life.
I wouldn't say that the things I'm tracking have become 'habits' just yet, but I am well on my way to making them so. I can't wait to look back in a year and see how much growth has happened all because of these little squares on a piece of paper!
My novice tips for using a habit tracker:
Habits to track
Here is a list of habits you can track - but remember, the options out there are truly endless and should be tailored to fit what YOU want to improve or be held accountable for in YOUR life!
Habit tracking is a great way to see the progress you are making in a certain area of your life. It's a little bit of work on the front end as far as making the tracker (although there are tons of printable resources out there), but with anything in life, you get out what you put in!
So if you really want to see some changes in your life, give habit tracking a try. And let me know how it's going in the comments below!