I am a planner person. I like to journal and take notes. I like handwritten to-do lists. Basically, I like anything pen to paper. Even though my hands don’t work like they used to so my handwriting starts to look like chicken scratch after awhile.
I always have these tasks that roll around in my head that I want to make sure I do daily. Since I’m wanting to focus more on my health and more on my self-care, I wanted a tracker specifically for that. I found this one on Amazon, and I LOVE it!! That is my affiliate link. Just FYI.
What I really like is that there is a space for daily habits, weekly habits and monthly habits. I almost think I need a bi-weekly section, but I’m making these work for now. I feel so accomplished filling in the boxes or marking off that I’ve done something.
Incase you need some examples, here’s what I track daily:
- 20+ mins of exercise / 7,500 steps
- 5 Bottles of Water
- No Fast Food
- Read Bible, Reflect & Pray
- Sleep 8 Hours
I still have a few spaces, and I’m trying to decide what else I want to track. I’m also wanting to be better so as time passes, I want to work up to more exercise per day, more water, etc. I’m building on my habits.
So far, I just have two weekly tasks I’m tracking.
- Blood Pressure
I get obsessive when it comes to weighing myself and taking my blood pressure which results in me getting discouraged and even more stressed out. That defeats the purpose. I made the decision to weigh weekly and take my BP weekly – unless I’m feeling bad, of course. This has really helped my sanity!
- Read a Book
- Wash/Vacuum my Car
My monthly habits may seem a little superficial, but they’re part of my self care regime. I have gone 5 years without a professional pedicure. Maybe longer. I do have children, and like most moms, I don’t put myself first. I miss pedicures so that’s something I’m bringing back for me. I work hard to take care of everyone, and I feel I deserve it.
I love to read, and I used to read all of the time. Working full-time and raising kids doesn’t leave much time for reading. I make sure to read at least one book per month. This month, I’m reading Think, Learn, Succeed by Dr. Caroline Leaf. I don’t even remember how I came across this book, but it was on my shelf so I’m reading it.
My car gets neglected too, and it’s super dusty. I do keep trash out and whatever. My car isn’t gross or anything, but I wrote this down so I remember to stop and vacuum it and wash it. There are your boring explanations and my reasonings for why I’m tracking the habits I’m tracking.
What habits are you tracking?
I know I’m not the only one who likes to write everything down. I’m in a Facebook group dedicated to “Functional Planning.” So tell me, what habits do you track? Do you need to write things down so you don’t forget?