How to Set Up a Habit Tracker in your Planner

Intro Graphic - How to Create a Bullet Journal Habit Tracker

Do you like the idea of a Habit Tracker in your Bullet Journal, but don’t know where to start? Do you run out of room when numbering in a month? (Yes, I have done it too.) I’ve put together some best practices for planning, laying out and implementing your horizontal Bullet Journal/Planner Monthly Habit Tracker.

Best Practices

I like to create my Habit Tracker horizontally (long ways) So since I am starting with the horizontal layout, so I turn my journal the way I will view the habit tracker – it makes it easier to create and visualize what I am doing.

  1. First of all – have a plan for your plan. Seems redundant? Not really. Just jot down a couple of things you want to include on your habit tracker. Things such as how many goals/habits to track, check the number of days in the month, do you want colors on the columns or rows in the background? Do you want a quote on the page? Don’t get stressed about planning your planning, it’s nothing intense, just some good things to think about as you plan your page. And it will help to prevent those messed up pages no one likes to talk about. (But are perfectly acceptable)
  2. I always start on the right side (where the month ends – and I like leave two spaces on the right for my totals & percentages. If you don’t want these, you can start on the end dot). Start your habit tracker numbering at the end of the monthly days and count backward.
  3. When finished counting, use a ruler to get a straight line under your numbers and to the side of your tracker.
  4. Add a header if you wish.
  5. Then label your habits you want to track. (Need ideas? See Below!)
  6. Draw finishing lines down the sides and bottom if you want to box it in.
  7. I have extra space for a quote at the bottom – so I included a positive productivity quote.
  8. If you truly want to create a habit and see your improvement and progress and improve – here are four tips to supercharge your Bullet Journal Habit Tracker.

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Ideas for your Habit Tracker

Things to track in your habit tracker

  • Up at 6:30
  • In bed by 10:30
  • Slept 8 Hours
  • No TV
  • Read
  • Me Time
  • Self-Care
  • No Spend
  • Cook Dinner
  • Yoga/Stretching
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Medication/Vitamins
  • Gratitude Log
  • Water Intake
  • Instagram Posts
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Blog
  • Cleaning
  • Dishes
  • Made bed
  • Tidy up
  • Vacuumed/Swept
  • Studied
  • Learn a skill
  • Practice
  • Journal
  • Did homework
  • 1-1 Time with Kids

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