Check out this versatile little daily habit tracker for your bullet journal and find a few tips on getting into the habit of daily tracking!
Do you track your daily habits? I’ve found that writing down daily tasks helps get everything done. Especially when you’re trying to build (or build on) good habits.
Having a short list of daily reminders can keep you on track – especially with tiny tasks that are easily forgotten or left until the last minute.
Daily Habit Tracker
I’ll admit, I don’t love drawing a daily checklist. Sometimes by the time I get around to writing down my dailies I already know which ones I’m not going to complete.
I mean, if I’m rolling up to my bujo around noon to write my checklist there’s no way I’m going to go back and make my bed before nap time. Seriously.
I find it much easier to commit to a short list on my weekly page, and I love this kind of layout. A more elegant approach to check boxes. Well, as elegant as I get anyway.
Tips for Tracking Daily Habits
Keep it Simple
Keeping up with a daily habit tracker is a habit in itself! If you’re just starting to work on daily tracking, keep it simple. You don’t need intricate drawings or a list as long as your arm. (Unless you like that!)
Maintain your Focus
You make many choices every day, and there’s likely a way to track all of them. But you don’t need to. Focus on a few habits that you want to build. The number of habits should be something you can hold in your mind. So you can remember to get them done throughout the day.
Make it Lovely
The real secret of consistent planning and tracking is to make it something you enjoy. Taking a few moments to create something lovely that you enjoy seeing every day will make it much more enjoyable to track and help you stay consistent.
Keep it Handy
If you’re a person who forgets to check off your habits, you’ll want to keep your tracker somewhere you will see everyday. In a weekly spread on your bullet journal, on a sticky note on your computer, or taped to your bathroom mirror.
Don’t Waste your Time
Tracking is fantastic for so many reasons. But if you find yourself spending loads of time tracking habits that have become automatic, it’s time to scale back. Trackers are a tool, after all. Use them as a reminder for what you would usually forget (or blow off intentionally). Once you have mastered your habit, it’s time to switch your focus to somewhere else.
How to Draw this Daily Habit Tracker Layout
This daily habit tracker tracks 5 habits for 7 days.
- Dimensions 10 boxes x 14 boxes, this gives you a 2×2 box for each day of the week
- Outline the box
- Darken every other line creating 5 spaces
- Use the grid as a center guide for your lettering
- Color each 2×2 box when you complete your daily habit!
In this tracker, I used a rainbow theme with a different color for each day. I like using different colors rather than outlining each box. The tracker looks a little neater.
Daily Habits for your Tracker
There are so many great daily habits that you can work on with a daily habit tracker. This simple layout requires a simple yes or no answer: Did I exercise? Did I make my bed? A few more ideas:
- General chores or specific daily chores
- Personal care habits
- Meal planning
- Meeting daily diet or food goals
- Daily exercise
- Daily step goal
- Completing homework
- Finishing tasks for work
This layout can be used for all sorts of tracking. Here’s an example of a daily tracker I use for my kids. Each child has a color code, and I check off the chores and school work they do Monday through Friday.
Getting in the habit of daily habit tracking has been so helpful to build good personal habits as well as keep everything in my house running… not always running smoothly but always running.
What daily habits to you track? Share in the comments below!
Products Used in these Photos:
- Scribbles That Matter dotted journal
- Woodland Cottage Farm journal cover
- Micron 01 and 03 size pens
- Mildliner double ended highlighters
- Fudebiyori brush pen in gray for shadowing
- Westcott Geometry Set rulers
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