When you want to accomplish a goal, it is important to split it into small pieces and even habits. So, to stick to the habits you planned it’s good you learn about what is a habit tracker, how it works, its benefits, some ideas of what habits to track and a free printable habit tracker.
What is a Habit Tracker?
A habit tracker is a tool that may help you to stick to the habits you want to incorporate into your life. It is a planner where you write down your habits, and you record the moment you did it. This way you see the progress you make practicing a determined habit or group of them.
How works a Habit Tracker?
As I mentioned, a Habit Tracker is an insert you can add to your planner, bullet journal or simply use it alone. First, you establish if the habit you want to do is daily, weekly, or monthly. Consequently, in the habit tracker, you will mark or cross off the day you completed a particular habit.
It is important to know that this type of planner comes in different ways, designs and layouts. There are circular designs, portrait layouts with independent spaces, or as a checklist. Also, there are trackers similar to calendars or schedules. And they can have a portrait or landscape layout.
Another point is how to mark or cross off the day you did the habit. Common ways you could do it are: mark with an “X”, with checkmarks, a diagonal line, horizontal line, a point, filling the square or circle of the habit and more. Some original ways might be, with the initial of your name, in my case with a “M” letter, with a little drawing like a heart, star, moon or mini flower; with a pattern of point or lines, with a spiral or with a smiley face ☻.
What is a weekly habit tracker?
A weekly habit tracker is a tracker planner page that has the space to write the habit and has the seven days of the week next to it, below the habit or somehow near it. In consequence, you measure the habit on a weekly basis. Every week you would have to renovate the insert and cannot pass one week.
In addition, this weekly tracker is useful for daily habits or habits you want to do 2 or 3 times per week. The only downside is you have to start a new one every week, but it is still so useful and gives you the opportunity to do a weekly reset because of the shorter period of time.
What is a monthly habit tracker?
A monthly habit tracker is another type of habit tracker where you will have the 30 or 31 days of the month alongside the habit. Because of it, a monthly habit tracker gives a whole vision of your progress during the month. Also, you have more information on it due to the longer period of time.
Equally, it is useful for daily habits, weekly and monthly. With the daily habits, lets you see how consistent you have been (or not) with that type of habit. Respect the weekly habits, a monthly habit tracker is good because every week you can cross off the habit you did and observe the habit’s consistency during that month. In case of monthly habits, you can write down if you did it that month or not. Particularly for me, I prefer the monthly habit tracker like the above I designed in pastel colors.
What are the benefits of using a Habit Tracker?
A common benefit of using a habit tracker is to help you stick to a determined habit or incorporate it in a more permanent way. On the other hand, it may help to cut down a bad habit or a habit you have but don’t want to do anymore.
Another scenario, is to use a habit tracker to track a task or activity you want to practice regularly. Such as tasks related to work or school/college.
Using a this insert benefits you because it can provide information about your progress. Like if you are accomplishing the habit, how regularly you do it, what you have to improve or make more conscious if you’re not sticking to it, and so on.
Habit ideas to track
First of all, some ideas about what I consider the most important habits, and are those related to our wellbeing and health, physically and mentally. Also, habits about our ambience. Later on, a few extras that will be good for us or help expand our creativity.
- Exercise 3 times per week for 30 minutesDrink enough water everyday for your particular body needs
- Take prescribed vitamins or supplements
- Go to bed earlier (set hour)
- Wake up earlier (set hour)
- Go out to walk
- Meditate daily for 10 minutes
- Write one page in your journal
- Read 15 minutes every day or read a book per week
- Clean my bedroom quickly every day
- Draw 2 or 3 times a week (♥)
- Make a DIY project once a month
- Take time to relax
Download a Free Printable Monthly Habit Tracker
A free printable monthly habit tracker to start as soon as possible to track the habits you decide to commit. It’s a minimalist black and white printable in Letter size (8.5 x 11 inches). It has space to track 15 habits per page and 30/31 days of the month for every habit. If you want more, simply print it! I hope you like it.
The free printable planner is in PDF file format, to open the planner PDF files, we suggest using Adobe Reader for free. If you want to check out the free habit tracker’s original post, click or tap here.
Today, we learned about the importance of a track your habits to help you implement them consistently. Also, we see the types of habit trackers like the weekly and monthly and its advantages. And some ideas about some habits to track, too. I hope this post might help you. Any doubts or tips, leave them in the comments section.