Using Your Habit Tracker

A lot of people don’t use the Habit Tracker feature in the Weekly layout. This is a mistake. If you want to change anything… then this is a simple feature that will help you dramatically.

The Habit Tracker was built to help you, well…. track and change habits. We all have things that get in the way of us achieving what we want to achieve. Some of those things are obvious - we sit on the couch instead of going to the gym, or we make poor food choices instead of healthy food choices, or we procrastinate instead of being proactive. And other things need more analysis - the way we respond to feedback, or requests for help (do you always say yes, despite your workload?).

With the Habit Tracker, you can really start to change that.

But first things first, if you don’t really understand habits, then read this article.

If you’re stuck for habits to include, or start, or change, then read this.


Using Your Tracker

This is going to be a short post, because, seriously, this is dead easy. Identify the habit you want to implement. If you’ve structured this correctly, it will be to do something specific, x number of times a week. Also identify whether that habit helps you achieve your goals in Work, Home & Relationships, or Self.

Now when you do your Weekly plan in the Focus Planner, write these habits in the left hand column in the habit tracker. The write how many times in the week you want to do the habit - it might be three times or twice or five times… it’s up to you, but the more you can do it the sooner it will become a true habit.

Now each time you perform this habit, give yourself a tick in the box on that day (or multiple ticks if you do it a few times). The tick acts as a reward (crazy as that sounds).

And that’s it! You should review this every time you review your weekly plan which, at minimum, should be Wednesday and Friday.

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