Everyone knows that changing habits is very hard. As it somehow becomes part of our life, replacing them feels like transforming the whole life. But there is nothing impossible if you are determined.
One of the ways is by using bullet journal habit tracker.
But what is this? is it work?
Once again, it depends on your determination. It can help you develop good habits, motivating, and has a better lifestyle.
Interested? Here is what you should know.
Get To Know A Habit Tracker
Before I tell you about the ideas or inspiration, it is better to understand what you are going to do.
So, what is this habit tracker thingy?
I can say that it is just a simple bullet journal spread. Just like any other journal, it will help you keep track of everything and anything in your life.
Think about it!
It is not only about checklists doing regular home cleaning, but you can also use the journal to maintain fitness, finance, or any daily tasks.
Now, this is the thing. I got a bad habit of not make my bed in the morning.
So how about you?
I believe everyone has at least one bad routine in their life.
Tracking your habits can help you gain the needed awareness of your sabotaging or positive behavior. Make a great line to make every change where you need to.
Like me, who will always be reminded to make my bed every time I use my bed.
By doing it every day, my habit changed from never clean my bed to always make it. Take note that without a tracker, it is tough to transform a specific habit. It is reasonable since habits are tough to break. Even experts say so.
Anyway, the habit tracker will make the changing process easier. It will remind you of what to do, hold yourself to do accountable while keeping track of the progress, plus motivate yourself.
Reason And Why You Need This Tracker
Admit it, that you might think that starting a journal is such a hassle.
Don’t worry, and I know that start using a bullet journal habit tracker need reasons. And believe it or not, you got a lot of excuses why you need this idea.
The first thing is to manage your time and help you stay productive. I know that being a couch potato is fun, but it can be an awful routine. So, this idea will help you to move around and do things daily.
At the same time, you can discover and make better healthy habits. From a couch potato now, you can be a yoga lover because of developing a new exercise behavior.
Along with it, the bullet list will help you keep on top of daily tasks, track how often you do something, and even discover your unknown habit.
Another reason is to motivate you to reach for your goals, like getting healthier or active.
How To Start Your Habit Tracker?
Don’t worry, for the first time, setting up your habit tracker is not that easy. Everything starts slowly. With enough determination, I know you can do it. Now, what should you do to start the tracker?
The first answer will be determining what habit you want to track. Do you want to start a morning exercising routine? Note it! Then, you can make an exciting tracker using some attractive inspiration found on Instagram or Pinterest.
Does it necessary to decorate the journal?
How if you are not an artistic person?
It is not a must!
But an exciting or inviting journal will make the tracker more captivating and motivate you. It is also a great idea to choose the layout (I will explain it later).
Point and write in your habits (neatly). For example, wake up at 5, make a bed and clean up, jogging for 1 hour, and prepare for school, etc.
Then, don’t forget to check and fill the bullet journal habit tracker every morning and evening. It is okay if you miss a day or two, it happens to everyone.
Eventually, the change of routine will turn into a new daily habit.
Remember to stay motivated by appreciating all your progress.
Don’t rush it!
Everyone needs time to change, no matter how little the progress is. Add motivational and inspirational writing or quotes to keep you motivated.
The Tracker Layouts
What kind of layout is the best one?
I can say that you got tons to choose, but at least there are three most popular layouts out there. They are mini tracker, traditional monthly, and circle habit tracker.
Let’s talk about the mini tracker. This layout is great if you want to keep track of a particular habit you want to change the most or you want to make new habits. For example, you can set asleep by 12 as your new habit.
The key to success consistency.
You will have to get familiar with your new journal. Did you asleep before 12 last nights? Cross that day, and make sure you do the same for today!
Not that very different from the mini tracker, a traditional monthly tracker can be the most straightforward and practical layout for you. You got to track all the habits easily at a glance by using a simple rectangle grid for a whole month.
There is nothing that looks fancier than a circle habit tracker. Once again, you can choose or make whatever layout you prefer. If you want a compact and pretty design, circle layout is your pick.
It is similar to the monthly layout, but this layout comes with a circular grid. You can check the list using a colorful highlighter, and decorate the bullet journal habit tracker layout with quotes or pictures to motivate you.
What You Can Track
Worth noting that this tracker can track almost everything. But it doesn’t mean you should track everything.
What is means?
Remember that the goal of this tracker is to make you motivated and to do doable steps to make changes. That means everything in it should be realistic and make sense!
Don’t make something that can make you feel resentful and overwhelmed as your tracker. It will make you feel defeated.
So what can you track?
In this case, make sure the habit is your priorities, such as drinking enough water every day or save $20 every day. That’s it!
How about the topic?
Don’t worry, from health, self-care, relationship, daily routine, financial, business, personal development, or hobbies topics are doable.
Just remember not to make yourself overwhelmed with the goal. Starting from small is the key, then you can gradually increase it.
Interesting Tracker Ideas And Inspiration
Are you interested in trying?
There is nothing wrong with trying.
This is the first step to start getting used to the new habits. As you learned what the tracker is, the layout, and what to track, I got you some inspirations for the layout or design.
You got the three common layouts, but there are more possible designs you can choose from.
With a tad bit of creativity and fun, here are some bullet journal habit tracker inspiration and ideas to get you started.
GUMBALL MACHINE HABIT TRACKER
Add colors on gumball every time you did a particular routine. The number of gumballs will represent your progress.
PINK MINI TRACKER
When you want a mini tracker, this inspiration is my favorite. You can copy and use pink and add a book drawing to decorate the journal.
AUTUMN HABIT TRACKER
Here, try to add autumn vibes. The yellowish trees and autumn scene is a great addition to beautify your new habit tracker.
CIRCLE MOOD TRACKER
Try this simple yet captivating design for your mood tracker. You can also copy the circle layout with maidenhair tree leaves as decoration.
Made this simple design with boxing gloves, dumbbell, plus inspiring quotes as decoration. Don’t give up on workout until you achieve your goals, and keep doing it to stay healthy.
LEAF HABIT TRACKER
I think this inspiration is effortless and fun. You can check your progress by adding colorful small leaves on the vertical grids.
I love how this tracker adds related pictures. Cute cactus, orchid, and green plants drawing can be drawn using marker and highlighter.
ORANGE HABIT TRACKER
Lemon always a good mood vibe, add some little lemon drawings to turn the page looks more exciting and fun.
FLOWER MOOD TRACKER
Flower drawing layouts is very unique. You can use orange shades marker to color the flower petal and track your daily progress.
PASTEL MOOD TRACKER
Brighten your mood with pastel color. You can use pastel hues to indicate your current mood, add lettering, and blue background to fill the space in the middle.
HARRY POTTER MOOD TRACKER
Do you love Harry Potter? If so try to use it as a theme. You can copy these four hourglasses-like drawings, and the color is based on your habit progress.
ORANGE MOOD TRACKER
To make your mood tracker looks fun, using orange pieces will boost the aesthetic. You can scatter the oranges and color it.
PASTEL GRATITUDE LOG
Gratitude log is a great tool to build a positive mindset, and of course, you can try it now. If you don’t know the best layout for that, maybe this sushi theme gratitude log will help.
KIWI MOOD TRACKER
I like this kiwi mood tracker, and it looks delicious. But you probably little bit confused about how to use it (or it is just me).
KIWI HABIT TRACKER
Start a healthy living by tracking your daily activity. Make sure you do it every day until it becomes a new habit.
WOODEN CLEANING TRACKER
Everybody could be lazy when it comes to cleaning works, and I am not an exception. Keep your house clean using this monthly clean spread. You can do it!
SIMPLE SLEEP TRACKER
Once you mess up with your sleep schedule, everything could be getting worse without you realizing it. That’s why you want a sleep tracker, change your bad habit, and start sleep on time.
BUBBLE MOOD TRACKER
I like this bubble mood tracker idea. It’s definitely easy to draw and do the work very well. When you need to track your mood, you don’t need to spend much time on coloring.
STAMP MOOD TRACKER
SHELVE MOOD TRACKER
BROWN COFFEE HABIT TRACKER
GEM HABIT TRACKER
MINIMALIST HABIT TRACKER
RAINBOW HABIT TRACKER SPREAD
JAR HABIT TRACKER
CLEAN HABIT TRACKER
GREEN FLORAL HABIT TRACKER
RED ACCENT HABIT TRACKER
CLEAN MONTHLY SPREAD
BACK TO SCHOOL HABIT TRACKER
CLEAN MINI HABIT TRACKER
MINI HABIT TRACKER
SIMPLE HABIT TRACKER
OCTOPUS HABIT TRACKER
HABIT TRACKER MONTHLY SPREAD
PURPLE ACCENT HABIT TRACKER
BUTTERFLY HABIT TRACKER
YELLOW HABIT TRACKER
BLUE MINI HABIT TRACKER
PINK MONTHLY HABIT TRACKER
DECEMBER HABIT TRACKER BUJO
MUSHROOM THEME HABIT TRACKER
CUTE HABIT TRACKER DESIGN
FLOWERS MOOD TRACKER IDEA
INSTAGRAM TRACKER IDEA
LITTLE FLOWERS MOOD TRACKER
PUZZLE MOOD TRACKER
SIMPLE LEAF MOOD TRACKER
LINE MOOD TRACKER SPREAD
MOOD TRACKER WITH KOI FISH THEME
TRIANGLE MONTHLY SPREAD
CLASSIC GAME THEME
Ok, this one is kinda special because it is unique. You may recognize this habit and mood tracker with old games theme below. It’s a legend, I used to play Snakes a lot on Nokia featured phone when I was a kid. Not gonna lie, when I was a kid playing Snakes and trying not to die while keeping that very long snake is really hard yet fun.
This might be your next spread ideas. I also like the header font, it looks classic and old but fits perfectly with the theme.
SIMPLE HABIT TRACKER LAYOUT
PLANET MOOD TRACKER
CIRCLE HABIT TRACKER
CLEAN MINI HABIT TRACKER
BLACK HABIT TRACKER SPREAD
MINIMAL SLEEP TRACKER
CREATIVE MOOD TRACKER
AUTUMN MOOD TRACKER
SNOWFLAKE MOOD TRACKER
CLEAN WEATHER TRACKER
2020 RUNNING TRACKER SPREAD
UNIQUE MOOD TRACKER
MINI CALENDAR HABIT TRACKER
GORGEOUS BUTTERFLIES MOOD TRACKER
SIMPLE HABIT TRACKER
DREAM CATCHER MOOD TRACKER
STAR-CONSTELLATION THEME MOOD TRACKER
MOUNTAIN MOOD TRACKER THEME
CIRCLE FLOWERS MOOD TRACKER
UNIQUE SLEEP TRACKER
POPSICLES MOOD TRACKER THEME
HANGING GEM MOOD TRACKER
MEDITATION TRACKER IDEA
TROPICAL VAPORWAVE VIBE MOOD TRACKER
CIRCLE KOI SLEEP TRACKER SPREAD
BIG KOI MOOD TRACKER
CUTE INSTAGRAM TRACKER IDEA
BEAUTIFUL HABIT TRACKER
MOOD TRACKER WITH STAR-CONSTELLATION THEME
THERMOMETER MOOD TRACKER
To conclude all of the information, I can say that keeping track of a specific habit is a great way to manage your days. By creating the bullet journal, you can either fix the bad habit, creating a better one or introduce yourself to a better lifestyle.
Being persistent, determined, and consistent is the key.
At the same time, the journal inspirations come in many exciting options. You can make one improve your lifestyle and reach your goal.
Featured image credit: @bujo_aly
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