When we were working on our many insert designs, Jody created a fantastic monthly habit tracker, where one can make a list of daily goals and easily chart the progress made throughout the month. I loved the idea, but knowing myself, I was pretty doubtful that I could get past more than a week or two before discontinuing the effort.
I asked Jody to make a weekly tracker for people like me with short attention spans who love a weekly fresh start. She did. I love it.
I came up with an elaborate points and rewards system that include short term goals (3 consecutive days of full points = my favorite latte, 30 accumulative days = a mani/pedi, and so on.) It has been a great way to keep myself motivated as I strive to keep my New Year's resolutions.
But I found a second, much more revelatory purpose for the tracker. After several weeks, I noticed that there was one key habit in particular that affected my entire day and my ability to keep my goals. The first habit on my list is to get up by 6:30 AM. I noticed that invariably, if I didn't keep that one habit, I really struggled to hit every habit during the day -- while I reasoned that I could do those tasks at night as easily as in the morning, it rarely actually happened.
It has made me super motivated to go to bed on time so that I can get up on time and make the most of my day. And yeah, we all kind of know that we get more done if we get up early, but seeing it on paper was a catalyst for me making it a priority.
What daily goals do you want to keep as priorities? From person experience, I recommend tracking those habits to give yourself more insight into how your day unfolds and what you can do to improve your life.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. (Weekly trackers are on sale in our shop! Just sayin'!)