165 Habit Tracker Ideas for Journals or Planners

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A habit tracker in your bullet journal can help you rock your planning and help you achieve your goals. Whether you are working toward your fitness goals, wanting to increase the time you spend on personal development, or you are starting a new healthy routine, a habit tracker can help you meet those goals.

Habit trackers can help you start and finish goals. Use them for fitness goals, spiritual goals, or just everyday goals in your bullet journal.

Ideas for Journals and Planners

The following list of habit tracker ideas will help inspire your bullet journal layouts, planner inserts, and creative journaling prompts. The table of contents will help you move to the section of the habit tracker list that interests you the most. Jump around, make a list of your favorite ideas, and then get started with the habits to track that interest you most.

Habits to Track Table of Contents:

Beauty Habit Tracker

Blogging Tracker

Budgeting and Money Habit Tracker

Cleaning Tracker

Fitness Habits Tracker

Healthy Habits Tracker

Kids Tracker

Personal Development Tracker

Personal Habit Tracker

Pet Tracker

Relationship Tracker

Social Media Tracker

Study-skills Tracker

Workplace Tracker

Keeping Track in Your Bullet Journal or Planner

If you have used a bullet journal before, you are probably already familiar with setting goals and creating task lists. However, if this is your first time using one, here are some quick tips and an overview:

Adding goals to your bullet journal is more about just having a list of things you want to accomplish. You also want to have specific goals that are achievable and measurable (think about the SMART method), and also have a list of tasks to be completed in order to achieve those goals.

This is one of the many benefits of using a bullet journal, and you can include end-of-year goals, fitness goals for the New Year, or any other topic to your bullet journal.

The importance of goal setting

Why should you set goals? If you have ever had dreams or aspirations, you might find that they seem more like they are hard to reach or seem way to huge to actually break down into realistic expectations. This is why setting goals is so important.

When you set goals for yourself, you know where you want to go. You don’t always know how to get there. Breaking down your goals will give a list of tasks needed to reach those goals. This is where your bullet journal comes in and will help you reach all those dreams you have wanted to achieve.

How to track goals in your Bullet Journal

Choose just 2-3 big or small goals, then make sure you have a detailed task list for each of those goals. For example, if you are working on a fitness goal, you might include a list of healthy foods, how much time you will work out, a schedule for getting to the gym, they types of workouts you need to do, and other details.

These goals can be for anything in your life, including home, personal, and professional goals.

It is also a good idea to use the SMART method, which means your goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.

Need help setting up your planner? Check out this DIY Planner Kit for suggestions and guides.

Beauty and Self Care

Here are some ideas of beauty habits you can track with a beauty habit tracker. Some of these items might only occur once or twice a month and having them in your bullet journal will make them easier to remember versus the routines that you do daily.

There is nothing wrong with tracking your daily beauty habits. Especially things like sunscreen in the summer or moisturizing routines in the winter. Keeping a daily log bullet journal is a great way to build consistency in your self-care routine.

  • Morning face care routine
  • Evening face care routine
  • Used makeup
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair mask
  • Body scrub
  • Face scrub
  • Mud face mask
  • Moisturizing mask
  • Face pilling
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Eyelashes growth oil
  • Hair vitamins
  • Coconut oil hair mask
  • Nail strengthening oil
  • Foot bath

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Blogging or Business

If you’re a blogger then you know that there are many parts and pieces to keep track of. It’s not just about writing a post and hitting the submit button.

These blogging habit tracker topics will help you decide which habits you need to start adding to your routine and which ones you need to track to be more consistent. Having a planner or a list of tasks that need to be completed will help you to remember if you’ve done them for a post or not.

Being a blogger is hard work, and these suggestions will help you make the most of your day and the time you have to work on your blog.

  • Wrote a post
  • Prepared images
  • Posted new article
  • Replies to all the comments
  • Shared on social media
  • Pinned the new post
  • Replied to followers emails
  • Guest posted
  • Backed up the blog
  • Replied to comments on social media
  • Ran a giveaway
  • Participated in a blogging group
  • Affiliates

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Budgeting and Money Habits

Money management is always a useful skill, and a habit tracker can really help you to achieve your financial goals. Using a financial habit tracker will help you see where you’re spending your money. It will also help you to see how much you are saving or if you are making a dent in your debt.

Being able to track these things helps you to understand the patterns of your spending habits and to change them for better. The following list of money habit trackers will help you decide which areas you need to focus on and which topics you should add to your bullet journal.

  • Spent under 10 USD
  • No money spent
  • Grocery shopping
  • Pay bills
  • Unexpected expenses
  • Daily spent amount
  • Transferred money to a savings account
  • Savings tracker
  • Payday
  • Daily Expenses
  • Debt Reduction

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Cleaning and the Household

Cleaning is one of those things that you know you need to get done, but you sometimes put off because something else seems more fun or entertaining. By the time you get around to cleaning it is overwhelming or it takes up your whole Saturday morning (that seemed to be my life in college).

Once I learned to do certain tasks daily (even if I didn’t really want to do them) and then other tasks weekly, it seems like cleaning the house is no longer a major chore. 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there and you are caught up and have more time for the fun things.

Track your household chores with a cleaning habit tracker.
Track your household chores with a cleaning habit tracker. Image: erinflotodesigns

To keep you on track try using these ideas in your habit tracker. Some will be daily chores, others will be weekly or monthly. Add them in, check them off, and watch your house sparkle and shine!

  • Vacuumed
  • Dusting
  • Laundry
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Did the dishes
  • Change towels
  • Change the sheets
  • Washed couch covers
  • Washed the floors
  • Watered plants
  • Take out trash
  • Mowed the lawn
  • Cleaned the counter
  • Put away the clothes

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Fitness and Weight Loss

Fitness can mean different things to different people. Maybe you are setting your New Year’s goal and plan to lose a few pounds.

You might be interested in a fitness competition and need to track every activity you do and morsel you consume.  Using a fitness habit tracker will help you see the bigger picture of your fitness journey and establish your daily fitness routines.

Track your health and your sleep with a habit tracker.
Track your mood and sleep with a habit tracker. Image: b.bulletjournal
  •  Workout Log
  •  Yoga
  • Strength training routine
  • Number of Sets
  • Number of steps walked
  • Number of Reps
  • Cardio
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight loss
  • Sleep
  • Body measurements
  • Calories consumed or cut

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Health and Wellness Bullet Journal Trackers

Healthy habits are something that we all seem to struggle with now and then. Using a healthy habit tracker in your bullet journal or planner will give you an opportunity to see what habits you should be adding to your daily routine to help you establish a healthy lifestyle you can maintain.

  • Yoga
  • Workout
  • No junk food
  • Eating out
  • Had that many fruits
  • Had that many vegetables
  • Water consumption
  • Took medications
  • Took vitamins
  • Walked 10 000 steps
  • Walked the stairs
  • Had alcohol
  • No soda
  • No snacking
  • Period tracker
  • Ate no more than many calories
  • Morning stretches
  • No smoking
  • No coffee
  • No sugar

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Kids Schedules, Family Events

Usually, when you have kids you go on autopilot. You develop a routine and that is your life (with minor adjustments) for the next few years. Sometimes a day or week can turn into a blur. You might not even know what day of the week it is. Tracking your child’s daily routine might help with some of the parenting brain fog! It’s also a great way to record memories. Trust me! In 5-7 years, or after child number 2 or 3, you won’t be able to remember when your little one took their first step, stopped needing a diaper, or said their first word.

  • Took bath
  • Brushed teeth
  • In bed on time
  • Homework is done
  • Potty training
  • Breastfeeding
  • No discipline
  • Height and weight
  • Playdate
  • Read a book before sleep
  • Did the chores
  • Packed lunch for school
  • Vaccinations 

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Personal Development

This list of personal development trackers can help to make your life calmer, more organized and productive. Personal development is about setting healthy habits, meeting goals, and working on your personal education. These can be based on your faith, your mindset goals, or your personal educational goals.

Using a habit tracker to mark off your personal goals.
Use a habit tracker to track your personal goals. Image: Bullet Journal
  • Meditation
  • Affirmations
  • Miracle morning
  • Plan for the day
  • Reading
  • Practice a skill
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Filled gratitude log
  • Try something new
  • Completed daily goals
  • Work on a hobby
  • Smile to yourself in the mirror
  • Random act of kindness
  • Journaling
  • Wrote down day review
  • Watched educational video
  • Worked on an online course

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Personal Interests

Personal habits are the things you do in your everyday life. You might do these things already and have established routines. It’s fun to add them to your bullet journal to see patterns and areas where you might be able to improve your routine.

Use a habit tracker to stay on top of your debt and income with spending trackers.
Tracking spending with a habit tracker is a great way to get a handle on debt. Image: Little Rose

Maybe you need to add more time for one habit and decrease the time for another habit. Tracking these in your habit tracker will give you an idea of what you already cover and what you should add to or subtract from your routine.

  • Getting up on time
  • Didn’t hit the snooze button
  • Slept 8 hours
  • Mood Tracker
  • Bed before 10
  • Had Breakfast
  • Had morning glass of cold water
  • Walked the dog
  • Morning pages
  • Used planner / Bullet Journal
  • Pray
  • No TV
  • No Spending
  • No electronics an hour before bed
  • Floss
  • Phone backup

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Having a pet is a lot like having a child. It’s another entity or life that you are responsible for. Maybe you need to track your training progress or remember to take your dog for a daily walk (this can also be added to your own health habit tracker). Making that column work double duty and tracking your daily walk together would be a great idea.

  • Feed the pet
  • Have water in the bowl
  • Clean the cage
  • Clean the litter box
  • Potty training
  • No accidents day
  • Trained the pet
  • Exercised the pet
  • Walk outside
  • Social time for the pet
  • Visit to vet

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Life sometimes becomes fast-paced. We get caught up in our daily routines and forget to make personal contact with those we love but might not see often. Social media and our phones make us feel connected, but it’s a different type of connection. Taking the time to add a personal touch and spending quality time with another human is good for your mind and soul.

  • Call a family member or a friend
  • Message your friend
  • Hang out with friends
  • Family dinner
  • No cellphone while meeting others
  • Compliment your significant other
  • Date night
  • Intimacy
  • Volunteer work
  • Told a friend how much he/she means to you
  • Treat your friend to a cup of coffee
  • Have family/friends over for dinner

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Social Media

You may use Social Media as part of your blogging business, online business or even traditional brick and mortar business. Social media might be something you view as fun or as a brain break from your busy day.

Use a bullet tracker for time management.
Time management is a great habit tracker. Image: BujoPanda

However you choose to use social media, it is very easy to let time get away from you. It sucks up more time than you planned and then you are rushing to get other habits and chores accomplished. Use a social media tracker in your bujo habit tracker to see where you are spending time during the day and if you need to adjust those minutes.

  • Used social media no more than 1 hour a day (this one is easier to track with the new “Screen Time” IOS Update)
  • Posted on social media
  • Spent no more than 15 min on social media at once
  • No social media during working hours
  • Replied all messages
  • Left a nice comment to my friend’s post
  • Just scrolled feed purposelessly
  • Found interesting and useful information
  • Followers daily count

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Study-skills for School

This a is a great list of habit tracker ideas for students. There is no better time to start learning how to manage your time and schedule your day than when you are in school.

Students learn great life skills by tracking their study time with a habit tracker.
A great skill for students to learn is to track their study time and homework requirements. Image: Judy Marie

The demands can be similar to workplace demands and that can be overwhelming for a younger person. Learning to set goals, track time, and mark off accomplishments is a great life skill to learn!

  • Attended all classes
  • Did the homework
  • Studies for the test
  • Read the textbook
  • Worked on the assignment
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Got a good grade
  • Had a quiz
  • Met with a tutor
  • Reviewed lesson notes

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Workplace and Career Goals

Depending on your job, you may already have some habit trackers in place that you don’t even realize. The to-do list in a notebook, a list of emails with tasks you need to mark off, or a quick note jotted down on a sticky note. Organizing your daily process and tracking your tasks will make you more productive at work and hopefully reduce some of your stress.

  • At work on time
  • Responded to all work emails
  • Worked on the main project
  • Brought my own lunch
  • Had a meeting
  • Finished a project
  • Finished today’s work to do list
  • Presented at a meeting
  • Cleaned working space
  • Reviewed weekly goals

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Help with Habits, Not a Time Suck

Remember that you are adding this routine and these habit tracker ideas to help you manage your time and create good habits. Creating an intricate spread in a bullet journal that consumes all your time and attention is not the goal. Don’t let your bullet journals and habit trackers become a time suck.

Start with the basics. If you want to start to get fancy or increase the artistic component of your habit tracker, that is your choice. Just don’t let it become a burden or a chore. It’s supposed to be helping you manage your time and limit stress, not add to it!

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