The Benefits of Using a Habit Tracker

March 24, 2019

For those of you who may not know what a habit tracker is, in summary, it’s a tool that helps you track specific behaviors and traits. You would use this tool daily to keep track. Using a habit tracker is an extremely beneficial tool. If you have not thought about using a habit tracker or have considered using one, there are quite a few benefits as to why you need to use one.

 

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It holds you accountable.
Habit trackers are perfect to make sure you are on track of your goals, and that you are consistent with what you need to do. For example, if one of the habits you wanted to track is to drink more water, tracking this daily in your tracker keeps you accountable. These habit trackers give you a visual representation of what you are doing or currently not doing. So if your habit tracker shows that you drank water for 10 days straight and stopped for 5 days, then went back to drinking water daily, your habit tracker will show you when exactly you stopped. It’ll hold you accountable that you haven’t been drinking water daily and will show you a visual representation that you need to.

 

It promotes success.
From personal experience, I love looking through my planner and checking my habit tracker. It lets me know that I am on top of my habits and that I am keeping track. I feel accomplished every time I check my tracker, and I see that I’ve been keeping up with my habits. It puts me in a better mood, and I genuinely feel like I am on top of the world because I was able to take control of this aspect in my life. When you track your habits every day, you’re accomplishing a goal every day, and that promotes success. Little things like this make a huge difference.

 

It’s motivating.
When you check your tracker on a daily basis, it’s a visual representation that you are keeping track of everything and that you are staying consistent. It’s related to promoting success but it motivates you to keep continuing. When you see all the progress you made, no matter how little or big, it motivates you to keep going and to keep tracking your habits. So whether you tracked your habits for 5 days or 20 days, this visual representation reminds you on why you started and why you should continue.

 

You’ll learn more about yourself.
Habit trackers are a great way to see what habits you don’t have a problem with doing and which habits are more difficult. It’s a great way to get to know yourself and understand why you may dread doing this habit and why you dread keeping track of it. These habit trackers will give you an idea of what you may need to work and focus on. So if drinking water is something you don’t fill in regularly on your tracker, that helps you learn that it’s something you may need to work on and figure out why you may not drink water as much as you should. It helps you to learn that it’s something you struggle on and may be something you should put more attention to.

 

Whether you want to use a habit tracker to stop old habits or to hold yourself accountable, using one is beneficial for you and your everyday life. It’s the little things that count the most so whether you successful tracked your habits for a week straight or 15 days, it’s still an accomplishment. Habit trackers are perfect for helping you get back on tracker and are highly recommended that you start or consider using one.

 

My name is Linda Tran. I'm 24 years old from Boston and I'm majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media at the Southern New Hampshire University. A fun fact about me is that I learned coding and HTML at the age of 11.

 

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