This free habit tracker printable will help you reach your goals this year! First, print off this habit tracker. Then get started knocking out those New Year’s resolutions and forming new habits!
Do you have some new goals or New Year’s resolutions that you hope to accomplish this year? Any new habits you’d like to form?
If so, a habit tracker will help you stay on track while you form those new habits!
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What is a Habit Tracker?
A habit tracker is just a piece of paper (or sometimes a habit tracking journal) where you record your progress as you work to establish new habits.
I think habit trackers are a great idea, especially when you find it hard to form those new habits. And let’s be honest, that’s pretty much all of us!
Forming new habits doesn’t come easily to most of us. It’s a challenge, because we’re used to doing things a certain way.
And continuing down the same path (the path of least resistance) is always easiest. Making changes and forming new habits is usually a struggle.
Change is hard. It’s generally easier to just keep doing things the same way we’ve always done them.
But putting forth the effort to create new habits is so worth it. New habits often lead to more productive, happier lives.
If you’re interested in reading more about habits, try this book!
A habit tracker can help you form these new habits.
How to Use a Habit Tracker
Here are some things to consider to help you decide if using a habit tracker could help you.
You write the habit on one line, and then there are (usually) squares for 21 days.
This is based on the idea that most habits take at least 21 days to form. I’ve read that it actually can take a bit longer for the new habit to become second-nature, but 21 days is a good start.
As you work on the habit each day, put a check mark or an “x” in the box for that day.
If you’re diligent, and able to complete 21 consecutive days of doing the new action, you’ve probably been successful in forming a new habit!
The trick is to keep at it after the 21 days are up. Don’t stop!
In order for the new habit to stick, you’ll have to be committed to continuing to do that thing (the new habit). Otherwise, it’s too easy for your brain/body to slip back into the old way of doing things.
Habit Tracker Ideas
Here are some ideas for habits you might want to track with a habit tracker:
- Walk every day
- Wake up at a certain time
- Daily chores such as making the bed every day
- Be in bed by a certain time
- Read a chapter every day
- Write something daily
- Read the Bible
- Declutter daily
- Write in journal
- Sleep 8 hours
- Speak words of blessing to family
Those are just a few ideas for how to use a habit tracker. There are so many other things you track with it! Use it in the most helpful way for you.
Free Habit Tracker Printable
To help you with your goals for this year, I’m sharing a free habit tracker printable with you! I made this printable for myself a few years ago, and it works well even though it’s pretty simple in design.
Just print it off, add it to a clipboard, or post it on your refrigerator. Or, fold it up and keep it in your planner (this is the planner I use).
The main thing is to make sure to use it, and keep it somewhere you can easily find it and be reminded of the habits you’re trying to form.
I use the habit tracker alongside my daily planner. It’s easier for me if I keep it on a clipboard, because then I’m not as likely to lose it.
Get Your Free Habit Tracker Below
Just click on the picture below (or click here) to get your free habit tracker printable!
Resources for Creating New Habits
- The Power of Habit
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
- The Living Well Planner
- PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner
- Grace-Filled Goal Setting for Busy Moms
- Best Planner for Homemakers
- How to Pick Your Perfect Planner
- One Question That Could Change Your Life Forever
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