Always set goals, but never follow through? Then, start tracking the habits you want to develop in order to achieve your goals. To do this, you can use a bullet journal, an app or download the free printable habit tracker you’ll find in this post! Get started with these 47 habit tracker ideas!
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What Is A Habit Tracker?
A habit tracker is an easy way to track how you’re progressing on the habits you want to develop or quit, so you can reach your goals.
It’s a table or a chart that you can fill out with the things you want to focus on each week or month. You can use it for health and fitness goals, productivity, personal development, even cleaning.
How To Use Your Habit Tracker
You fill out the tracker every evening and check off the box for each habit that you practiced that day. If you didn’t do a habit you don’t check it off.
The benefit of this is that at the end of the month or week you can see at a glance how you did. This makes it easier to track progress and understand why you achieved some goals and why you didn’t see any improvements on others.
As I said, you can use a bullet journal, a printable or even an app if you’d like to do your habit tracking digitally.
Personally, I can’t even begin to describe the satisfaction I get when I check off those boxes.
As you might know, I’ve been trying to lose weight after having my baby boy and tracking my habits in a bullet journal has been really helpful…Yet, I can’t deny, it’s pretty concerning how excited I get when I’m filling out that habit tracker.
Printable Habit Tracker
I went ahead and made a habit tracker for everyone who needs one, so you can use it during the week. You can download it here.
47 Habit Tracker Ideas To Help You Achieve Your Goals
1. Learning a new language – Spanish, Italian, French…If you could speak one more language, what would it be? Don’t wish for it, do it! Make time to practice every day and track your progress in your habit tracker.
2. Waking up early. This has been a game changer for me! It has allowed me to have time for myself in quiet, to stretch and exercise, to drink my coffee while it’s still warm and it has made me a happier, calmer human being. But it didn’t happen overnight. For a while I was struggling to not hit snooze early in the morning, but checking it off in my habit tracker has been very motivating!
3. Learning a new skill. We’re never too old to learn something new! You can do this online or offline, I’m currently working on this writing class by Malcolm Gladwell.
4. Reading. Make reading a habit! Even if it’s just 10 minutes a day, these 10 minutes can be life-changing.
5. Listening to a podcast. Similar to books these days, you can learn so much by listening to podcasts! And the good thing is, you can do this on your walk to work or even while you’re cleaning the kitchen! That’s a pretty easy, but rewarding habit to start right there.
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Health & Fitness
6. 10,000 steps. Or whatever number of steps you want to achieve each day! I strive for 10,000 daily steps, because I know that’s the rough number that helps me stay healthy, clear my mind and keep a healthy weight.
7. Hydration. Most people say to drink 8 glasses of water a day, I find that I need a little more and I go by feeling, but tracking helps a lot.
8. Hours of sleep. Think you’re not getting enough sleep or are sleeping too much? Time to face reality. Track how many hours you slept each night. Instead of a checkmark, write down the number of hours you slept that night!
9. Cooking healthy meals. How are your eating, better yet, cooking habits? Do you cook at home or get takeout more often than you’d like to admit? Track how often you actually cook a healthy dinner! If you don’t have much time to search for recipes or don’t feel like grocery shopping, you might want to try a meal kit delivery service. One of those that get the recipes and the ingredients right to your door! And I’ve got a bonus for you, because you can get $35 off your order at Sun Basket (an amazing healthy meal kit delivery) here.
10. Meditation. If you want to make meditation a part of your day, but just can’t seem to find the time for it or always forget it, it might be time to put it in that habit tracker, so you get reminded of it!
11. Vitamins. Taking your vitamins regularly is important, especially if you’re not getting everything you need from food or sun exposure.
12. No snacks. Eating 3 main meals a day without snacking has been great for my body and my productivity and it’s one of the things I’ve kept in my own tracker for a while.
13. Yoga. This has been huge for me as I’m easing my way into exercise. I strive for at least 10 minutes a day, preferably in the morning and I always take an online class. If you want to practice yoga at home, you can find classes on Youtube or Premium classes on My Yoga Works. They’re not completely free, but you can use my code MYYOGA3 and get you your first 3 months of yoga for $1/mo after the 14-day free trial.
14. Calorie intake. If you’re trying to lose weight or gain weight, you might find tracking your calories helpful. You can either write down your exact calorie intake or just make a checkmark whenever you’ve hit your goal.
15. No sugar. Set a little challenge to quit sugar, keeping track will definitely help and motivate you to go longer than 2 days.
16. Taking the stairs. A simple and easy to implement habit that can have great health benefits.
17. Low carb. Whether you’re doing Keto, or simply trying to eat lower carb in general, this is also a habit you can put in your tracker.
18. Half plate vegetables. If you’re wanting to up your vegetable intake, stay healthy and keep a healthy weight, make half of your plate vegetables.
19. Intermittent fasting. Trying to lose weight or improve your health? Then intermittent fasting might be for you. It has helped me A LOT trying to lose the baby weight. I also write down the time I start and finish eating.
20. 20-minute workout. 20 Minutes of exercise a day can improve your physical and emotional health.
21. Floss. Because, well, healthy teeth.
22. No snooze! Get up right away, snoozing won’t make you less tired.
And here are some more useful habits and things to track:
Beauty & Self-Care
23. Face mask
24. Bed by ____
26. Call a friend
27. Dinner with family / friends (listen, it’s self-care for me)
28. No phone after 9 pm
35. 10-minute tidy up
36. Make the bed
38. Water plants (definitely need to track this or my plants aren’t doing great)
Blogging & Money
41. New blog post
44. Productivity – did you finish your to-do list or most of it? Check it off.
45. No spend
46. Hours worked – fill out the box with the number of hours you’ve actually worked that day, genuinely excited about this one!
47. Pay bills (a fun one to close this off!)
Well, I hope you got some new ideas for habits to track in your tracker, so that you can make the changes you want and to get your life together! If you don’t have a habit tracker yet, don’t forget to download and print out our free printable habit tracker!