There are lots of reasons why and how to add habit trackers to your bullet journals. I rounded up some of the best ideas so you can get started today.
A bullet journal is a great way to keep lists, logs, notes and everything and anything else you need to keep track of in a visual and creative way. Habit trackers are one of the components that more journalers are using. The habit can be anything, for drinking all 8 glasses of water a day to exercising to publishing a post on your blog regularly.
Now you can do that with an individual to-do list, but combining onto one page, or a portion of the journal page. Rachel at All About the House explained it this way:
Habit trackers are a great way to save space in your planner instead of having to waste list making space re-writing the same tasks multiple times per week, or using a ton of planner stickers to remind you to do those tasks.
I love the idea of a habit track and I’m trying to incorporate it into my life and I’m not even a bullet journaler… yet. That’s to come. In the meantime, I’m searching for the best tracker that works for my life. Fortunately, there are a lot of seriously dedicated and talented journalers who share what they’ve already learned.
Are you interested in learning? If yes, keep reading.
This Post Contains...
- What to Put Into Your Habit Tracker
- How to Set-Up a Simple Habit Tracker for Your Bullet Journal
- A Habit Tracker as Part of Your Monthly Calendar
- A New Page for Each of the Habits You Track
- Add Patterns to Your Bullet Journal Habit Tracker
- Put Those Habits in Circle
- Tracking Results with Color in This Bullet Journal
- A Roundup of Some of the Most Creative Bullet Journal Habit Trackers Around the Web
- How to Start a Habit Tracker (Video)
- Free Printable Habit Tracker
- Are You Ready to Start Your Own Habit Tracker?
What to Put Into Your Habit Tracker
There’s no right or wrong, just what works for your life. Heres a list of my top 25 habits to track in five categories that are important to my life. Your list might vary.
Also, remember you can track daily, weekly or monthly depending on the habit you’re trying to build.
- Make time to read
- Time with significant other and/or family
- Time for self (bubble bath)
- Time to prayer/gratitude
- Water consumption
- Skin care
- Make bed
- Clean bathroom
- Water plants
- Dishes in dishwasher & sink cleaned
- Pickup clutter
- No spend day
- Check banking accounts
- Track spending
- Pay bills
- Cook at home
- Publish a blog post
- Comment on a blog and/or reply to comments
- Check for broken links
- Read favorite blogs
How to Set-Up a Simple Habit Tracker for Your Bullet Journal
Kaya a BulletJournal.com does a monthly habit tracker with habit’s on one side and days of the month plotted out on the rest of the pages. She uses colored pencils or markers to fill in the squares for each day. To get the squares, she uses a dot-grid journal, much like this one below.
A Habit Tracker as Part of Your Monthly Calendar
If the habits you’re tracking are too long, then you can add them to the bottom of your calendar pages.
A New Page for Each of the Habits You Track
For the those very important habits you want to track you can give them their own individual pages. Or like the idea below that is keeping track of the savings needed for a special event.
Add Patterns to Your Bullet Journal Habit Tracker
Even simple lined or dot-grid paper can be turned into something creative with a little extra effort. I love the pattern made with diamond shaped and the graduated coloring of this habit tracking page above. But if you want to make your tracker stand out…
Put Those Habits in Circle
Doesn’t this circle design (and embellishments) make you want to keep your habits up? And look at this design below:
Tracking Results with Color in This Bullet Journal
Not only is the design unique on this habit, but it uses color to show success… or not.
A Roundup of Some of the Most Creative Bullet Journal Habit Trackers Around the Web
Track your weight loss in a very visual way.
Your water consumption at-a-glance.
Track your exercise in a bullet journal.
A mood tracker within your bullet journal?
Or get on top of your household chores with a habit tracker.
How to Start a Habit Tracker (Video)
Not sure how to start a habit tracker? Let Heather help you with this video.
Free Printable Habit Tracker
Are You Ready to Start Your Own Habit Tracker?
If you’re ready to make some changes to your life, then a habit tracker is a great way to start… and keep yourself accountable. And doing it within a bullet journal is just a whole lot of fun.
Make this an Awesome Day,