Creating new healthy habits can be challenging. One of the best ways to help make new habits stick is by tracking them visually. When you see a streak beginning to form, there’s more incentive to keep up with your new habit to avoid breaking the streak!
You can use a calendar, spreadsheet, journal, or just a sheet of paper. Or you can download my printable daily habit tracker. Just use the lines along the left side to write your daily habit and make a star in the circle to the right for each day you complete it!
The best habits to track
Below are some of my favorite habits to track regularly. Some of these I’ll strive to do a certain number of times per week while others I try to do every day. The beauty of habit tracking is that you can iterate over time, depending on if a habit works for you or not.
One week you may decide you want to try to run every day only to determine that your schedule and your body disagree. Change up your habits to find ones that work for you and try a method like habit stacking to up your chances of success. Ultimately, the best habits to track are the ones that are encouraging health and wellbeing, and also that you can stick with!
These habit changes are a result of adding something or supplementing your existing practices.
- Eat a salad with dinner
- Green juice every morning
- Take vitamins
- Journal for 5 minutes
- Write down 3 things you’re thankful for every day
- Walk 10,000 steps
- Be active during lunch
- Reach out to a friend you haven’t talked to in awhile
- Make your bed
- Go to sleep/wake up on the same schedule daily
- Say one thing I love about myself
These habit changes are intended to remove a negative stimulus from your day. Creating a streak of several days without alcohol, caffeine, or processed foods can have huge impacts for your overall health.
- No alcohol
- No caffeine
- No desserts
- No processed foods
- No TV
- No soda
- No rumination over what other people think about me
- No money spent
- No social media
I hope these lists spark ideas for positive habits you may want to bring into your life. Now list out your first few and let’s get started! Happy tracking!!