Looking for a habit tracker for your bullet journal? Bullet Journaling is a popular method of planning and taking notes. It’s a great tool for those of us who LOVE pen and paper. While I love all of the gorgeous hand-drawn bullet journal templates, I know that mine will never look quite as pretty, so I often look for printable bullet journal templates. One of my most used templates is a habit tracker template and it works great in a bullet journal. I’m also including 50 habit tracker ideas to help you get started.
In this post I will answer the questions:
- Why should you add a habit tracker to your bullet journal?
- What is habit tracking?
- What should you track in your bullet journal habit tracker?
- Why does habit tracking work?
- What should I track in a habit tracker? 50 ideas for you.
- What you’ll need to add this printable habit tracker in to your bullet journal.
- How to get your free bullet journal habit tracker printable.
- How to print a Habit Tracker for your Bullet Journal.
Why should you add a habit tracker to your bullet journal?
One benefit of using your bullet journal to track your habits is that they are super portable and easy to keep with you. Rather than carrying around a larger, bulky planner, a bullet journal is usually about 6″ x 8 1/4. It is usually not very thick and doesn’t typically have big ring binding to get in the way.
What is a Habit Tracking?
To give you a quick overview, habit tracking is simply a way to keep a record of your daily, weekly, or monthly habits. Because it usually takes at least a few weeks to stick to a new habit, having a way to track your progress is really helpful. You can read my detailed post about Habit Tracking post here.
There’s a saying, “Motivation is what gets you started.” I think this is true for creating and sticking with new habits. Half the battle is staying motivated.
Why does habit tracking work?
A habit is “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.”
I love that definition because the end gives me hope. “hard to give up”. When we are trying to create helpful or healthy habits one of the biggest hurdles is your mindset. Feeling like you’re just going to fail. This is why habit tracking is so helpful. Watching your progress over time can become super motivating and creates sort of a game, where you try to create a streak of success. I’m a super competitive person so making it a game keeps me super motivated.
50 Bullet Journal Habit Tracking Ideas for Your Bullet Journal:
- Wake up earlier
- Drink more water
- Eating a healthy breakfast
- Going for a daily walk
- Go outside for 20 minutes a day
- Limit your screen time/social media
- Read __ minutes a day
- Go to the gym or working out
- Track your daily yoga practice
- Spend 1-on-1 time with your partner, spouse, child, or friend.
- Call a close friend or family member
- Clean up after making a meal
- Empty and shiny kitchen sink before bed (*hat tip to the FlyLady)
- Wipe down the counters every day
- Floss your teeth
- Take daily vitamins or medication
- Write or say daily affirmations
- Do not spend any money
- Do your skincare routine
- Make your bed
- Put away shoes (seriously this is one of mine!)
- Compliment someone random (this is a fun one!)
- Text a friend
- Do physical therapy stretches
- Complete your daily journaling
- Complete your morning routine
- Eat Lunch (I often forget to do this)
- Check bank account
- Do 1 load of laundry
- Transfer money to savings
- Read scriptures
- Clean out your email inbox all emails (many people call this “getting to inbox zero”
- Delete unnecessary photos from your phone each night
- Clean off your desk after work
- Read to the children
- Practice a new language
- Do a craft or hobby
- Clean garbage out of the car
- Get ingredients ready for tomorrow night’s dinner
- Post to social media
- Work on your photo book
- Do cardio workout
- Water the plants
- Sweep the floor
- Reset the kitchen for the next day
- Reply to all text messages
- Go through and cleanup photos on your phone
- Practice a musical instrument
- Run ___ miles
- Go to bed by ____ (pick a time, be specific!)
What You’ll Need to add this Printable Habit Tracker in to your Bullet Journal
Print the Habit Tracker for your Bullet Journal
To print the habit tracker template to fit in your bullet journal simply print 1 copy of the template and cut it out. It should be about A5 (8.5×5.5). You will get 2 habit trackers on each page.
Depending on your bullet journal size you may want to increase or decrease the size a little. (see screenshot below for Mac instructions.) If you need help increasing/decreasing the size of your page on a PC click here.
It might take a few tries depending on the size of your notebook but it should print pretty close to the correct size the first time.
Once you’ve printed your page you’ll want to cut the page in half. I usually trim around my habit tracker as well, to make it fit on my page better. Then affix it to a page in your bullet journal and you’re ready to go!
This habit tracker can also be printed and added to a ring or disc-bound planner.
You should receive your download link via e-mail within the hour. Be sure you check your SPAM or Promotions folder if you’re not finding the e-mail. If, after an hour, you have not received your link, please contact me and I’ll help you figure out what happened.
The fine print:
For personal use only. Please do not reproduce or redistribute without written permission. Classroom use is permitted.
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