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Bullet Journal || Simple Habit Tracker

January 29, 2020

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It’s no secret that I love lists! Planning for an upcoming wedding? I write a list to help me get an overview of the preparation needed! Weighing a decision? I write down a list of pros and cons. Trying to develop daily habits? I make a list for me to check off every time I complete the habit!

There’s something so satisfying about the organization of a list and how it can bring clarity and motivation! to the most complex of situations. Checking off “to-do’s” and “dones” gives the greatest feeling of accomplishment!

At university one of my friends and I used to add things like “take a nap,” “watch a Netflix show,” “drink a smoothie” to our to-do lists, just so we could check it off on our list and feel accomplished afterwards 😂

simple layout til bullet journal dansk jeanette merstrand

Knowing now that I am a list-lover, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I also use a list to track my morning and night routine and my habits. Every month I plan out a HABIT TRACKER spread in my bullet journal, and I thought it would be fun to share with you all what my spread currently looks like!

I keep the design simple! Before I start setting up my layout in my bullet journal I take some time to decide what habits and routines I actually want to track. I write these on a sticky note to have them handy for when I want to transfer them into my bullet journal 🙂

This month I wanted to track my morning habits and my evening habits as well as having a general habit tracking page, so I actually had three different spreads to help track my routines and habits this month!

A few of the habits I decided I wanted to track are:

  1. Exercise
  2. Drinking 3 liters of water every day
  3. Having a phone free evening routine
  4. Writing morning pages in my journal
  5. making my bed
  6. and more

I start out by making a separation page from the previous month. It usually has the name of the month on it, and then a small overview of the calendar dates for the month.

On my habit tracker page I simply wrote out the habits I want to track on the left side and then made 31 circles to the right of every habit for me to fill out every day of the month as I complete the habits!

On my morning and night routine tracking pages I had an overview of my routine on the left side page and a list with the routine steps/habits I wanted to track on the right side with 31 circles for me to fill out during the month next to each habit.

You can make your habit tracker as ornate or simple as possible! For me the most important thing is that it gives me a way to hold myself accountable to myself, it reminds me of the habits I am wanting to keep up on or build every morning and night as I look in my bullet journal, and it allows me to feel a small sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I am able to fill out a circle after having completed something!

Do you use a habit tracker?

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  1. I need to come up with a better goal tracker and to be able to progress everything! This is such a cool idea!!

    • Jeanette Merstrand says:

      I really love tracking my habit like this! It helps me feel so accomplished at the end of the day being able to check off all my habits 😀

  2. Winter says:

    What a great idea!

  3. Jillian says:

    What a great idea and set of goals! I need to do this too!

  4. sara says:

    I love lists too!

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