Of the most common bullet journaling spread is trackers. Mood trackers and habit trackers would likely be most often used. However, today we are merely focusing on habit trackers. Habit trackers can be used for such a wide variety of activities and habits. For example, you can have a habit tracker that focuses on physical activity, productivity, health, sleep, or house chores, among other things. What would you use your habit tracker for? Below are over 20 excellent habit trackers that you need to try in your bullet journal!
I am absolutely in love with this layout. Further, my favorite part is the grid behind the spread. Then, the different trackers and doodle items are hung on the grid. It is very clean and beautiful on the eyes!
I thought it might be a great idea to include a digital habit tracker as well. This one is a simple grid style spread. However, I believe that it is incredible that bullet journals can be digital now! It’s not my style, but it makes planning so much more accessible!
Last but not least, I was drawn to this tracker by the simplistic design. Further, I cannot help but love how the creator is using tiny symbols to identify her habits instead of writing out what he habit is. That is super creative and saves a ton of space on the spread.
There are dozen upon dozens of different things you can track in your planner or bullet journal. It can become incredibly overwhelming to decided what is worth tracking for you. For this reason, this post will walk you through tracking, it’s purpose, and what you can track in your journal!
The first question you may have when you begin preparing to track stuff in your bullet journal or planner is why do we track habits and more in our journals? There are countless reasons, most of which might be more specific to you and your needs. However, the biggest common reasons are to build habits, keep habits, and gain insight.
First, habit trackers help us to build habits. So, having a physical tracker that we have to check off regularly helps to keep us accountable in our journey. Habits are incredibly difficult to make and very easy to break. So not only do bullet journal trackers help us to build habits, they help us to keep the habits we have built.
Another reason we track things in our journals is to gain insights. Sometimes, it’s impossible to know how we spend our time or to remember important events without writing them down and tracking them. Further, by keeping track of things like moods or sleep, we can better understand our habits and make positive changes if necessary!
How to Track in Your Bullet Journal
Now that we know why we are tracking, the next step is to figure out how to begin tracking. Here are a few bits of advice I have when you first begin tracking your habits.
The most important bit of advice I have is to start simple. If you start tracking every habit you have and every habit you hope to make all at once, you will fail. If you overload yourself, you are likely to quickly become overwhelmed, discouraged, and give up. However, if you instead, start with only one or two of the most important habits you want to build, you will be more likely to succeed. Once you’ve mastered those few habits, you can easily add more or increase frequency without feeling too overwhelmed.
In addition to taking it slow, it is important to create realistic goals and habits. One example is exercise tracking. If you are living a completed sedentary lifestyle, then suddenly you are expecting yourself to workout every single day AND track every workout you do, how long you do it, and the weights you’ve used, you will likely become overwhelmed. So, perhaps it would be more realistic to workout 4 times a week and simply check off whether or not you’ve done your workouts. Then, as working out becomes a habit you can track time, weight, and go more often. Learn more about creating effective goals with this article.
My last piece of advice is to check your journal every single day. Even if you are not tracking your habits daily, check your journal every day. This helps you build the habit and you will thus, be less likely to miss something important int he future!
Many would agree that the hardest part of transitioning into adulthood is managing your own finances. This is especially true for anyone who has been used to the guidance and support of their parents when it comes to money matters.
When people start making and spending their own money, it’s easy for things to get overwhelming and get out of hand. They start signing up for subscriptions, paying bills, taking out and paying loans – the ins and outs, and the flow of money becomes unbearable, and then soon they’re playing catch-up.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to manage your finances better, and having a bullet journal is one of them. The Balance notes that bullet journaling is effective in helping you become organized and productive. Aside from allowing you to express your creativity, it can also be easily made to fit your organizational style. Bullet journals help in making you more productive by allowing you to keep track of your goals, as well as inspired and reminded of your passion and dreams. Here are some ways in which bullet journaling can be useful for you when it comes to your finances:
Keeping Track Of Expenses
When you don’t keep tabs on where your money goes, it usually feels like money magically evaporates into thin air. However, when you do, you get an idea of where every single penny goes and are warier the next time you are spending. Through this practice, you can gain insights about where most of your money goes and decide whether that’s really where you want your hard-earned money to be spent. Forbes states that by keeping track of your expenses, you will be able to balance what you want and need right now and what you want and need in the future. You can also save yourself from the shock at the end of the month when your bank statement comes in because you are able to keep track of things in real-time.
If you are a freelancer or in a job that involves managing clients, bullet journaling can help. A bullet journal can help you keep track of every new and existing client and the work you have to do for them. Your bullet journal can serve as a personal record of your client’s every want and need. Then you can use the record to better your work and keep them satisfied. It can also help you stay on top of things by providing you with to-do lists and trackers for your weekly or monthly work goals. Through this, you’ll be able to anticipate how much your income for the month will be and adjust your budget accordingly. Your bullet journal can also help you stay on top of client payment schedules.
Paying Off Your Loans
When you take on a loan, no matter the size, the most important things you need to remember are your payment schedule and to make monthly payments on time. It’s easy to follow this religiously in the beginning, but it’s even easier to fall behind. After a while, you may even feel like your loan repayments are never going to end. Bullet journaling can help you keep track of how many payments you’ve made, and the payments you have left. This is especially useful, as LoanMart Ohio explains that some lenders reduce payment and interest rates automatically each month if you never miss a payment.
Planning Purchases and Finances
Having a bullet journal with functional finance spreads will enable you to see how much money comes in and how much you spend each month. You can track your finances whether it is on rent, groceries, utilities, debt payments, or other monetary obligations. With this, you’ll be able to plan future purchases such as gifts, replacement appliances, and the like. You can plan these purchases without needing to get a loan, sacrificing rent, or taking some money out of your savings. Bullet journaling can be a useful tool when saving up. It is useful because it can help you determine how much money to take out of your income every month. Additionally, it can help you determine how long you should do it to be able to have enough money for a single purchase and especially big ones.
Staying On Top of Bills
While traditional bullet journals are minimalist, you can release your creative juices. Additionally, you can dedicate a page or two to make a bills-tracking spread. This way, you can easily track whether or not you have paid each bill for each month, effectively keeping you from incurring late fees that could burden your income. If you refer to our post on the ‘22 Financial Tracking Layouts for your Bullet Journal’ you can find many layouts to inspire your own financial tracking spread. You can choose from having a unified monthly tracker that allows you to collate your bills or one that separates utilities, rent, and subscriptions.
Meet The Author
Annie Wu began bullet journaling in college to keep track of all her deadlines. She found that it was just too valuable a habit to kick. Since then, she’s used bullet journaling to keep up with work deadlines, bills, and important events. She works in a humdrum office job in the day and does some freelance writing on the side. She hopes to someday be able to leave her day job and instead write full-time.
Keeping up on our health and wellness is incredibly important and useful. However, getting started can be super challenging. I find that starting simple and keeping a group of people or one person to help you out to be the easiest way to get going. Speaking of health and wellness, here are 34 amazing fitness and wellness bullet journal layouts to help get you motivated.
These super motivating fitness layouts are built to track fitness, plan out fitness, and motivate your fitness! They are amazing!
I love the color scheme of this workout tracker. Additionally, the doodles and lettering are phenomenal. My favorite thing about this tracker is its simplicity. There are only a few workout options and tracking their completion require some simple coloring.
This layout is one of the first fitness trackers I ever created. This one is more intense than some of the other ones I’ve featured here; though, it was by request. This layout has sections for cardio, strength training and has a water tracker at the bottom! Keep reading to check out more water trackers!
This fitness tracker was created for a client and is meant to mirror the year in pixels mood tracking layout. However, Instead of moods, the spread tracks exercise categories. The layout also features a little motivations quote.
I never thought about using a jogging tracker before. Most trackers focus on steps or general fitness. I love that this track hones in on jogging. Small goals but way easier to stomach for someone like me who struggles to get out and exercise.
Unfortunately, I could not find the original creator. If you believe this is your work I’d love to give you credit, shoot me an email with proof!
I created this weight loss tracker for Katrina, a client of mine who purchased a custom bullet journal inspired planner. This layout is meant to represent a board game. In addition to rewards, there is a start and finish. Each square represents a milestone!
How gorgeous is this weight and fitness tracking duo!? The black and white minimal bold feel catches my eyes. What a cool way to pair these trackers.
Getting enough water is essential. If you are looking to improve your health and wellness be sure you are drinking enough water. According to HealthLine, the recommended amount of water is eight 8-ounce glasses of water. It is sometimes difficult to keep track of how much water you’ve drunk. Use one of these gorgeous water trackers to help you reach your water intake goals!
Water logs don’t usually take up a ton of space. Additionally, some other trackers like steps logs and sleep trackers don’t require much space. This clean layouts is the perfect pairing or water and steps logs!
I created this layout for another client! This one has a column of eight water drops for each day of the month. This layout is effective and was requested; however seemingly crowded. Perhaps the droplets should have been smaller.
In today’s society, we value sleep less than ever before. However, getting enough sleep is a must! According to HelpGuide.org a normal adult should be getting 6 to 9 hours of sleep each night! Here are soem sleep logs to help you keep track of your sleeping patterns and motivate you to get more sleep!
Alot of layouts similar to this one use highlighting or colored ink to show sleep. What I love about this layout is that it uses black and white boxes instead of color! Great work by @tinyrayofsunshine.
This sleep tracker is really pretty. I like the way the header peeks through some flowers. Additionally, each day is labelled with each hour for the day. I personally don’t prefer it this way. However, this method does make filling in the layout far easier.
I created this layout for another client. The sleeping doodle is super cute in my opinion. Then the graph or grid style tracking keeps the layout simple. I prefer a sleep tracker like this one, but there is nothing wrong with the other methods.
Do you struggle planning out your meals? Or maybe you love meal planning and want a really cool way to plan out your meals all in one place! Here is a ton of meal planning, meal tracking, and grocery list layout ideas! If you don’t already meal plan, these layouts might motivate you to get started!
I believe that this meal planning layout is a weekly layout. The left side appears to be the plan for each day and the right side appears to be a grocery shopping list. The straight-forwardness of this layout makes me want to recreate it for myself.
I created this layout be the request of a client. She told me exactly how she wanted it and assigned the colors to each category. I believe that she was using a simila meal plan to the one I recently tried in March. This helps you to organized your groceries according to specific categories. Thus, allowing you to be sure you have enough of everything you need.
This layout is my own version of the previous one. They relate to a similar meal plan where the food groups are categorized by color. The previous layout is for groceries. For this layout, I was tracking how much of eat food group I ate each day for that week.
If you are a woman then you probably experience the dreaded period! Keeping track of your periods and symptoms is incredibly useful for a million health reasons. It is also nice to be able to predict when your period is coming. The period tracker is one that I personally use. Additionally, I use a pill tracker paired with it. Here aer some inspirational period trackers.
This period tracker is very similar to a year in pixels layout. Each box representing a period day is colored in. The color is likely red, however, this will be up to the owner of the planner. Additionally, this layout is another one created for a client.
Here is my pill and period tracker. I got my layout inspiration from @bulletjournalnoob. Further, I love the minimal feel to it and a simple key style. I keep these trackers next to each other because of how well they play off of each other.
Other Wellness Trackers
Not every wellness layout fits into the previous category. So, here are all the other wellness layouts! Additionally, some of these layouts include routines, medical trackers, symptom trackers, etc.
Keeping a routine or hygiene layout is a great way to be sure you are getting everything you need done each morning and night. These types of layouts are becoming more and more popular. I am tempted to create one for myself!
For some, blood pressure is a super important aspect of their health to track. Regardless, blood pressure is probably something worth tracking. Here is a super well-done and creative blood pressure tracker!
Unfortunately, I could not find the original creator. If you believe this is your work I’d love to give you credit, shoot me an email with proof!
Do you experience a lot of symptoms? Your bullet journal is the perfect place to keep track of all your symptoms. Because of this layout, I considered doing a symptom tracker for my headaches, back pain, and wrist pain. This layout has motivated me to add one!
It is easy to forget about your doctor appointments, particularly because you often schedule them so far in advance. So, here is one idea for how to keep a visual of your appointments all in one easy-to-use place.
I created this spread for a client. They wanted several different trackers and I found that they all fit nicely into one set-up. Further, the wellness trackers involved include symptoms, medications, pain, and sleep.
Keeping track of your bills, payments, and money can be so incredibly difficult, particularly if you have more than one account. Thanks to my bullet journal I have been able to keep up with my bills, payments, subscriptions, loans, and more! Scroll down to find over 20 bullet journal layouts to help you with your finances! This post may contain affiliate links
Bills & Subscription Tracking
Bills and subscription tracking layouts are essential for me to track my payments. I can keep track of when they are due, how much I paid, when I paid, if it is autopay, etc. If you don’t use these layouts already, I highly recommend bill or subscription tracking layouts!
I love this incredibly minimal expense or bill tracking layout. I created this one for a client, but I almost wish I used it!
Bill Tracking & Subscriptions
This is my current bills tracking layout keeping bills on one side for 12 months and subscriptions on the other, again for 12 months. This layout uses Tombow Dual Brush pens.
Bill Tracking & Loan Payments
This one includes bills, subscriptions, and loans. The bills and subscriptions are separated by color and utilize Tombow Dual Brush pens. This tracker lasts 5 months.
Blue Bill Tracking
This layout tracks 12 months and utilizes a light watercolor blue. I’ve also added cute little corgis and kept it to bills only.
Bright Blue Bill Tracking
Similar to the previous layout, this one uses Tombow Dual Brush pens instead of watercolor and takes up more space on the page.
Pastel Bills & Subscriptions
This one includes over 12 months of payments, uses many pastel watercolors, and combines bills and subscriptions
These two are very similar in that they both track bills and subscriptions on two pages for 12 months. They both also utilize Arteza watercolor brush pen coloring.
Bills & Subscriptions
This financial tracking layout is a minimal layout with a simple title, a quote, and 6 columns.
This layout was created by @CraftyEnginerd and features monthly bills, Bi-monthly bills, quarterly and semi-annual bills. This is a beautiful black and white layout with several visual tracking aspects.
Utility Bills Tracking
I love this bullet journal bill tracking layout found on Pinterest. I am unable to find it’s creator to give them credit, but I love the imagery and visual tracking aspects of it!
Bills & Textbooks
This final bill tracking layout was the very first one I used. I would use it monthly to track my bill payments, and when necessary, my textbook purchases.
Financial Savings Bullet Journal Layouts
Saving is a great financial habit to build! If you don’t already track your savings, I recommend one of these bullet journal layouts to help you out!
This first layout created by @honeyrozes uses bars to track saving and other financial goals. I love the simple and clean look of this layout.
Money Saving Plan
How cute is this layout by Life’s Carousel? I love the piggy bank an the way she fills in the bank with different shades of green!
Savings Monthly Tracking
Check out this “savings jar” bullet journal tracker I created for a client? I love that it tracks your saving over time and allows you to set a monthly goal! Even better, this is an A6 layout!
This home fund by Life’s Carousel is also a fantastic savings tracker! I love that it has mini goals which look like bricks, so as you reach your goal, it appears as if you are building a wall!
Loan and Credit Pay-Off Layouts
These layouts help you to pay off your loans and credit cards!
I already briefly mentioned this layout, but it helps me to track how much of each of my loans I have already paid off!
Credit Card Tracking
I love this layout created by the Petite Planner because of the graph! I am a huge fan of graphs because they really give you a visual of your spending and saving!
Bullet Journal Spending Logs & Catch-All Layouts
Spending Log & Budgeting
I created this layout for a client, and I love the minimalistic design! This layout tracks spending and other regular spending categories that might now qualify as bills. Additionally, it provides a place to track your saving!
This layout is one of my first financial tracking layouts. I never kept up with this one, but a simple spending log is always a simple option.
Love this spending love by Chasing a Better Life that incorporates spending, bills, income, and debt payoff!
This layout is an elegant and compact catch-all finances layout! It tracks income, spending, saving, and debts!
If you love these layouts and want more bullet journaling ideas check out my own plan-with-me posts and my Instagram where I post all my layouts!
Bullet Journaling is my favorite way to stay organized! Bullet journals are super customizable which is my favorite part. You can add anything you want to help you keep organized. I like to add tracking pages! Here are a ton of layout ideas!
I find it really difficult to build habits all on my own. The only way I have found I can build them is to track them and keep myself accountable. However, if I use the same tracker all the time, they lose their effectiveness. Am I the only person who finds that to be true?
Here are a bunch of ways I have tracked my habits! Get creative and find something that works for you!
Embedding my habit tracker into my monthly calendar page is a great way to track a few habits and saving space! I love the idea but it just doesn’t work for me. I don’t look at my monthly calendars very often, so I end up forgetting about building habits.
Water is something I definitely don’t get enough of. Keeping a water consumption chart in my bullet journal keeps me accountable and reminds me to drink more water. There are a million ways to track your water consumption (I like cute little pictures), here are a few that I have used.
Tracking finances and savings is another useful bullet journal page. You can track your spending, or work towards a saving goal! Here are a few ways to track a savings goal. Want to see more examples?
I suppose this isn’t always to track my habits as much as it is organizing a collection. But really, lists are just another form of information tracking. Hobby layouts don’t have to stop at reading, you can track any hobby you want!
Here are the book or reading layouts that I have used in my last two bullet journals.
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Use your bullet journal to track your collections and goals!
Mood and Gratitude Trackers
Keeping track of your mood is extremely helpful when it comes to understanding yourself better. You can keep an eye on patterns or learn more about your triggers. That way you can learn to control them if you’d like, or it’s nice just to know.