I don’t make New Years Resolutions every year, but I instead like to break my goals into smaller time frames. Monthly, weekly, daily…it depends on the goal I want to set or the habit I want to create.
For some goals it’s easier to focus on creating a habit. I wanted to become a morning person and get up before my daughters every morning. By forcing myself to do it for a few weeks straight, I ended up creating a habit of getting up before my girls each day. Once it was a habit, I didn’t even have to think about it every morning. It became my new normal.
Updated 2018 Calendar Printable Tracker below!
When you want a change in a specific area of your life, sometimes annual goal setting is not the answer. Focusing on a mini goal or creating a habit can be a better way to succeed depending on the change you want to make.
Small daily habits can make a big difference over the course of a few weeks, months, or even longer.
Have you ever heard Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret? Don’t Break the Chain. The printable calendar below will help you track your progress.
Do you have a new habit that you want to create in 2018? One little task or activity that you want to focus on this year?
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
- Move or exercise
- Take a walk
- Take 10,000 steps
- Drink X ounces of water
- Enjoy dinner as a family
- Technology breaks
- Write 500 words
- Read devotion
- Complete cleaning routine
- Complete morning routine
- Make bed
- Read with children
- Get 7 hours of sleep
- Write down 3 things you are grateful for
- Complement someone
- Read for enjoyment
When I decide what habit I want to create, I find that writing it down and tracking my progress makes all the difference. Once you decide what habit you want to create, find a place to track the habit.
I want to share this free printable habit tracker with you. It’s available in pink with a floral background or in black and white. Download and print. Check off each day you complete your task. Place in a prominent place so you can see your daily progress.
What daily habit do you want to create in 2018?
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Originally posted 12/13/16. Updated 12/13/17.