Bullet Journal Habit Tracker Idea To Build Better Habits

If you are still struggling with setting up a good habit or maybe eliminating a bad one, tracking the habits might be one of the solutions

and, one way to do it is by bullet journal habit tracker

To implement habit, you need consistency

To get consistency, you need to repeat every single day whether you like it or not.

Similar to brushing your teeth every morning. You want the habit to become so regular that you can do it with such ease.

But to start a new habit, might not be as easy.

Especially if it’s something difficult to do.

Like reading daily. Or exercise.

So in this case, visual cues do help.

Visual cues are the one that helps/ encourage you to continue doing the habit.

That’s why tracking the habit by habit tracker does help in being consistent with the habit you are trying to implement.

What is a bullet journal habit tracker?

This is simply tracking your habits in the bullet journal

Since a bullet journal is something you plan on or write on every single day, tracking in the bullet journal might be easy.

How to set up the habit tracker in a bullet journal

Ryder Caroll the creator of bullet journal has included a simple tracker on the same page of his monthly log.

This simple but practical idea can give an overview of how consistent the habit is on monthly basis.

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If you are about to start tracking your habit, I think this is the best way


Why you should combine the monthly log and Bullet journal habit tracker?

  • Because you don’t have to create new pages-So less work, more efficient
  • as you are just beginning with the habit, you might get intimidated by the blank pages so combining it is the way to go
  • The last one which I think is the most important of all is you able to see whether you stick to the habit on the monthly basis.

Habit tracking tip

  1. Don’t track too many habits. Keep it below 3 if possible. Especially if it’s a new habit you are trying to implement. The idea is to make the habit stick for the long run. Not to create aesthetic-looking habit tracking ( although it’ll look nice)
  2. Pick the most important habit that needs tracking. You don’t have to track all the small details of activities that you already did on a daily basis. If you are already able to do it every single day, you don’t have to track it
  3. Be specific
  4. Keep 2 days rule in mind. You only allow yourself to get excuses from the habit for 2 days. 
  5. Reflect upon the ability to be consistent with the habit on monthly basis.

At the end of the day, habit tracking is only a tool to help you visualize your ability to mould yourself into a person you aspired to be

Dont get too invested in making it look pretty

Rather focus on the act of habit itself

But, if you dont like the idea of combining the monthly log with the bullet journal, you can dedicate one page just for habit tracking.

There are various ideas you can incorporate into your bullet journal

But remember, it is not supposed to be a long list of habits you need to track.

Prioritize is key

Pick 3 main habits and design your page with these 3 habits

Do not worry if the habit tracking page looks empty.

Focus on why you want to track the habit in the first place

Habit tracker idea: What can I track in my bullet journal?

Health-related habits

  • Exercise for 30 minutes every day
  • Drink water
  • Meal tracker/ Calorie tracker
  • Stretching before sleep
  • Deep breathing exercise before sleep
  • Walk for 5 km minimum per day
  • Meditation for 10 minutes after dinner
  • 10 Squat after 1 hour of sitting
  • Journaling morning/ before sleeping
  • 10 minutes planning of the day/10 minutes night reflection

Productivity related habits

  • Wake up at 6 AM
  • Sleep for 8 hours
  • Read 2 pages per day
  • No phone after dinner
  • Work on hobbies
  • No social media
  • Make bed after wakeup
  • Study for 1 hour
  • Do work/assignment 
  • Take regular break

How do I make a goal tracker in a bullet journal?

Exactly similar to how you create the habit tracker

This time, you are tracking your goal instead

Goals and habits work hand in hand with the focus should be on the habits

James Clear the author of Atomic Habit said it best, 

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your system.

Your goal is your desired ourcome. Your system is the collection of daily habits that will get you there

James Clear, Atomic Habit

So by repeating the habit, you are creating a direction moving toward your goal

Tracking your goals will be the ultimate or the end point of habit tracking.

But the concept remains the same.

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Interestingly, in a bullet journal, you can track anything.

Not necessarily the habit.

Here are some of the tracker or habit tracker ideas you can try.

All in one habit tracker

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Bullet journal birthday tracker

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bullet journal Reading Tracker

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Bullet journal income tracker

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Mood tracker bullet journal

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Bullet Journal water tracker

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Writing tracker

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Hopefully, now you are pumped to start the new habits that you have been procrastinating for some time.

Let’s start the track the habit today!

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