So many people asked for more info about the Habit Tracker I had to do something about it.
If we’re connected on Instagram, you may have seen my posts about the sheet I use to make life happen.
Throughout the pandemic, I received most DM’s about…. yep, the tracker. People wanted to know how they should use it and specifically what for. I also had quite a few mails along the lines of:
Oh my word, I’ve started using the habit tracker and it’s changed my life!”
It’s made me smile because I invented for myself over ten years ago purely as a way of not forgetting what I’d done in a week. Back then I wanted to walk regularly and stretch.
Since then, the way I use it has evolved. It’s gone from being a way to log what I’ve done, to being a prompt for what I want to do!
Visible on the kitchen cupboard doors, I can’t avoid seeing it throughout the day. As a result, I take steps every day towards the umbrella goals of how I want life to look and feel. I also use it to tackle less exciting things like cleaning, keeping my inbox small, and deleting the ever-increasing amount of digital pics!
During COVID19, the sheet took on a different emphasis.
It became a means by which I focused on what I could control, rather than all the external circumstances I couldn’t.
Away from home as lockdown began, week one I drafted up a sheet with a pencil and ruler. I didn’t realise just how much of a stabiliser it would be in the weeks following.
My 13 year old asked for one
Though my daughter’s seen me ticking off things on a tracker for most of her life, something must’ve clicked on that first Monday morning as she said “I’d like to do one of those”.
Outside of remote-learning school hours, it’s given her structure. She’s got into fitness in a way she’s not been interested before and took it on herself to get through her list each day with zero chivvying-along from me.
She does her thing, I do mine, but where we have similar activities like planking or wall-sits, we compete from time to time. Side-by-side on the cupboard, our sheets are a simple reminder of small actions we can take if we want to.
I know this is SO SIMPLE, but I’ve learned from my clients: simplicity sticks.
Being and Doing
There are times for kicking back and allowing for life to simply unfold. I’m ALL for those holidays or weekends days; people who can’t switch off or relax? Not me, I do it almost too well 😉 BUT, for the most part
I believe we function best when there are clear parameters to life and a degree of structure inside which we flourish.
The tracker is that and so I’ve created a guide giving you everything you need.
Download a copy for free below and let me know how you go!
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