Brenda Nicholson

One Simple Habit: Track What You Want to Improve

Tracking is a simple habit to start.

The nature of it almost ensures that you will keep it up. And it’s an excellent way to gather valuable information about yourself — facts you can use to develop better habits. You can even track more than one thing.

Here’s how it works:

  • Decide what you want to track.
  • Find a system for recording your data. It helps to have dates attached, but that’s up to you. You can make it as straightforward or as complicated as you like.

I think simple is best.

What are you tracking, and why?

Tracking your moods can give you insights into your mental state, especially if you note what else is happening in your life.

If you’re trying to eat healthier meals, a simple mark on the days you did is enough. The same with exercise, meditating, or any activity you want to make into a habit.

That little mark can be so motivating! Not wanting to break your streak can keep you going.

What’s the easiest way to track habits?

Making tracking easy means you’re more likely to do it and gain the benefits of it.

You can find apps that will let you track things on your phone, or you can use your calendar or planner.

If you’re tracking something that you want to add notes to now and then — like mental health or moods — you might want to use a notebook or journal.

Tracking is well worth the time.

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