Want to start a new habit or get rid of a bad one? See how long you can keep up with this adorable busy bee habit tracker printable. Because working on a new habit takes lots of hard work and we all know how you’ve failed at those new years resolutions.
Resolutions won’t work, you need to build up a habit and that can only be done with hard work each and everyday.
Did you know it can take up to 234 days but an average of 66 days to form a new habit for most people. New habits are difficult to get into because if you’re not use to having it be a part of your routine, it’s something that you will likely forget to do.
How to use a daily habit tracker
Commit to working on a new habit for 30 days. It can be any habit you want to try or it can be a bad habit that you want to break so you can track the days that you didn’t do this habit, for example smoking.
Each day you get through accomplishing the new habit or not doing the bad one, you get to color a honeycomb on this habit tracker.
Seems insignificant right?
If you just print this out and stash it in your drawer, it’s not going to work.
Now print this out and tape it to your fridge or your bathroom mirror where you’ll see it everyday and be reminded that you’re working on this new habit, then you’ll strive to color all of those spaces.
You’ll be able to look at your page and see how much you’ve accomplished and it will keep up your motivation to keep going.
Will you miss some days?
Sure, but you get to try again the next day and the next day.
Not sure what you even want to work on? Well, hello! I have some ideas for you.
James Clear talks about the 4 steps to a new habit: Cue –> Craving –> Response –> Reward.
For example, you get a notfication for a new email in your inbox, you feel like you need to check it, so you check your email and then you’re rewarded with knowing what was in that email.
You can use these 4 steps to build a new habit by making it obvious, making it attactive, making it simple and making its satisying.
If you haven’t already, you need to read Atomic Habits, it’s life-changing and will give you a different perspective about goals and tell you exactly why new year’s resolutions never work out. This book was super easy to get through on as an audiobook, you can get 2 free audiobooks on Audible when you sign up for their free trial. I’ve kept mine going because I enjoy listening to audiobooks while I’m on the treadmill.
If you want to exercise each morning, layout your gym clothes next to your bed the night before so you can easily slip them on in the morning and leave your running shoes right by the door. You crave it because you want to feel better about yourself and your response will be to go running, you’ll then feel a sense of accomplishment that you’ll want to repeat again.
Habit tracker ideas
- Drink 8 glasses of water
- 1 hour of phone-free time
- 1 hour of quality time with kids
- 20 push ups
- 50 squats
- No sugar
- No carbs
- Read for 30 minutes
- Write 500 words
- Do something fun for 1 hour
- Run for 1 km
- Wasn’t late to work
- Less than an hour on social media
- Got up early
I’m personally working on the 50 squats, reading something fun and 8 glasses of water each day because we all know as a website owner, we sit way too darn much and can spend way too much time online. Well and water is just good for you.
I’m here to help you help yourself. You can start a new habit today and if you keep track of how you’re doing, this will keep you motivated to keep going.
Print out this healthy habit tracker so you can start a new habit with success or curb that bad habit you’ve always wanted to stop.
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