Healthy Habit Thought-Starters: Track these habits for a happier, healthier life.
Healthy habits can be daily habits if you focus on making them happen! Habit Trackers are an easy way to hold yourself accountable and work toward goals large and small. But why are Habit Trackers so popular? They create a visual chart of your progress, so you can look back on each month and quickly evaluate how well you did.
As you list the habits you want to track, ask yourself at least one of the following questions to ensure each habit aligns with your goals.
What do I want in life?
Where do I want to be?
What does the ideal day look like to me?
How will this habit move me forward in life?
How will this habit take me closer to my goals?
Why do I want to do this?
When should I track my habits?
Commit to a tracking time every day. If you use your planner every morning, you can do it then, but it can also be part of your evening ritual. Whichever you choose, be consistent! You may want to keep your planner open all day if you don’t have a set time to plan.
Here is a list of 35 habits to track:
General Habits to MAKE:
Read for 10 minutes
Make your bed
Eat five fruits and/or vegetables a day
Compost or recycle food or containers
Call your mother
Do not hit the snooze button
Bring your lunch to work
Go to sleep at a decent hour
Be on time for work, school, or outings
Tidy one section of your house
Wash the dishes or load the dishwasher
Vacuum (at least one room or busy area)
Empty litter box
Make your bed
Declutter your desk
Fitness and Health
Set a caloric intake goal
Workout for 20 minutes
Stand up and move every hour
Walk a certain number of steps
Drink eight glasses of water
Limit screen time
Get 15 minutes of fresh air
Floss in the morning or before bedtime
Take your medicine, vitamins, or supplements
Eat one meal together as a family
For younger kids, read a story before bedtime
Spend time together outside
Walk the dog as a family
Give one compliment to each member of your family
Learn a new language
Finish a project or make progress
Ask for extra credit
Community service or a random act of kindness
Write in your planner
Write in your journal
Spend at least 15 minutes on a passion project
We hope these ideas will inspire you to try the Habit Tracker. Remember, with new habits, you’re striving for progress, not perfection. The goal is to make healthy additions to your life and work to become the best version of yourself for loved ones and colleagues.
“You cannot shine your light on others if your battery needs recharging.” – Tanya Dalton
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