Creating habit trackers in your bullet journal is an extremely effective tool for self-improvement, achieving goals and just generally up-grading your life.
It’s no secret that I love, love, love using my bullet journal for tracking habits.
Habits that I want to stop and habits I really need to implement.
Mainly because when I’m actually tracking a goal…it stays in the forefront of my mind and it greatly improves my success with it.
Oh, and I get huge satisfaction from checking off boxes….
But I do get bored easily with how I set them up. And sometimes I like to track weekly, and sometimes I like to track important habits monthly.
So, I thought I would share a few of the different habit tracker layouts I personally use in my bullet journal, and some great inspiration from others, including some amazing free habit tracker printables for you!
There are a few different ways you can track habits, and they don’t all require bullet journals – check out these habit tracker alternatives.
Habit Tracker Ideas
Firstly, it’s absolutely a waste of your time to start tracking random habits that have no relevance or meaning to your life and your goals.
So, have a think of what things that you’re wanting to improve in your life and what you are genuinely interested in achieving.
Here is a list of 50 things that you might find useful to track in your bullet journal:
- No coffee
- Social media freeze
- Phone-free time
- Self-care routine
- Write 500 words
- Walk every morning
- 10,000 steps
- Drink 2L water
- No sugar
- No spend
- No meat
- Random Act of Kindness
- Gratitude journal
- Read with the kids
- Call a friend/family member
- No chocolate
- Positive affirmations
- Mood tracking
- No alcohol
- No junk food
- Floss teeth
- Get up early
- 5 vegetables
- No dairy
- Make bed
- Yoga stretches
- No negativity
- No gossip
- No TV
- No biting nails
- Food tracking
- Daily cleaning task
- Walk dog
- Evening routine
- Morning routine
- Track your spending
- Most Important Task (MIT) completed
- Quality time with partner
- Go the gym
- Clean kitchen before bed
- No Netflix
Habit Tracker Layout Ideas for Your Bullet Journal
Once you’ve worked out what you want to track, there are multiple ways of tracking your habits in your bullet journal, including:
A simple weekly habit tracker, like this:
A 30 day ‘no sugar’ challenge (with reward!):
Laura from momenvy.co creates amazing printables for your bullet journal – including this free ‘no spend’ habit tracker that you can colour in or cross out as you go:
A running habit tracker (the Couch to 5 km program):
When you’re tracking a list of habits:
A quick and easy weekly tracker added into the weekly layout:
While not a ‘habit tracker’ as such, the below example from Meraki Mother, shows a simple yet artistic mood tracker, which could also be used as a habit tracker for your bullet journal:
A monthly overview tracker. This is great for when you know from the start of the month what you really want to focus on for the coming month. And it saves you the room in your weekly spreads:
The below example is a great way to track a few specific habits over the month or a 30 day challenge. Simple to set up and with plenty of space to add inspiring quotes or pictures:
If you’re looking for more bullet journal ideas, check out the following posts: