The June 2017 planning bundle is here and what a happy looking bundle it is! All sunshiney, bright and summery. You already know that Spring’s my fave season but I absolutely love summer too and it’s just around the corner now.
However if you’re in the UK you’ll know that summer doesn’t necessarily mean blue skies, sunshine and tanned legs! I was just sitting here working on my photos for the post and was thinking I’d be able to hang my laundry outside today and get it all dry. Then I look out of the window and it’s raining! What the $%&*! I love, well kind of love our crazy British weather.
Anyway, back to the planning bundle. I thought it’d be nice to go into a little bit of detail about each of the resources in the bundle. You might be thinking – how do I use the goal planner or what do I put on the weekly planner. So each month I’m going to take a look at one of the resources, why you need them and how they work.
This month it’s the HABIT TRACKER. So, what is a habit tracker? Why use a habit tracker?
Well, if you’re here, you are an old-school paper kinda person, like me. You like to write things down, on paper, not on your mobile device. I got the idea of habit tracking from the Bullet Journalling community. It’s a really popular resource that they do in their journal each month to keep track of new or existing habits.
But because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered to draw it in my notebook each month, I decided to create a habit tracker on my laptop so I can just print it out!
The habit tracker is a simple way to keep track of your daily habits – the habits you need a visual reminder for. You might want to start a new habit and the habit planner is a great way of keeping yourself accountable and a visual way to see how you’re doing. You don’t necessarily have to write down new habits, but rather things that you want to keep track of during the month.
When you reach the end of your day, you sit down and fill in the boxes for the habits you did (or did not, depending on your set up) do. Whatever the positive outcome of that habit is, that’s when you should fill in the box. Or put a check mark through it, or a big fat X, or colour them in a diferent colour… whatever makes you feel satisfied.
Wondering what to put on your habit tracker? Here’s a list of things you might add.
- Water consumption
- 10000 steps per day
- Tidy up
- Take off make up at night
- Read X chapters of your book
- Water plants
- Sleep for X hours
Alternatively you can add things to your habit tracker that you’re trying to give up.
- No shopping
- No fizzy drinks/soda
- No social media
- No spending
- Less or no coffee
- No smoking
- No alcohol
If you haven’t tried using a habit tracker yet, you should definitely give it go. Being able to monitor so many aspects of my life has been amazing for building up good habits and getting rid of bad ones. I also use my habit tracker to set goals, which helps loads with pushing myself to new achievements. I also love being able to look back several months and see my growth over time. Remember that in order to change your life, you must change your habits. Using a habit tracker helps you make the small changes each and every day that lead to big results over time. What have you got to lose besides a couple of bad habits?
Have a fabulous week…