Track your habits on the 2021 Annual Habit Tracker printable below. Or if a spreadsheet is more your style:
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 2021 Calendar Printable Tracker below! There are 2 different versions for 2021.
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 2021? 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
- Intermittent fast each day – get guidance on how to do that here!
- Take 10,000 steps
- Drink X ounces of water
- Start your day with a smoothie – I include my favorite protein and Greens Balance most days
- Enjoy dinner as a family
- Get 7 hours of sleep – Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
- Technology breaks
- Write 500 words
- Read devotion
- Complete MUTU workouts – strengthen your core and rediscover body confidence with MUTU
- Complete cleaning routine
- Complete morning routine
- Make bed
- Take your vitamin
- Take a green shot every day (Arbonne’s Greens Balance is tasty!)
- Read with children
- Write down 3 things you are grateful for
- Complement someone
- Pick one cleaning project per day – Cleaning is always more fun with the amazing and pretty products from Grove…get the free cleaning products from Grove Collaborative
- 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.
I have a few options for tracking your habits:
Annual Habit Tracker: 2021 Annual Printable Habit Tracker PDF
Monthly Habit Tracker: This post includes a free monthly habit tracker PDF. I now include an editable habit tracker!
Bundle of 20+ Habit Tracker PDFs: Because I realize not everyone tracks their habits in the same way, I just created a Habit Tracker Printable Bundle. It contains over 20 pages so you can find the tracker that works for you. Some trackers have a weekly focus and some have a monthly focus. Some include both. There is also be a habit tracker specific for tracking sleep. Work through and try more than one printable until you find the one that works best for you. Get the NEW Habit Tracker Bundle here!
Habit Tracker Spreadsheet: I am excited to share my Habit Tracker Spreadsheet with you. One of the reasons I’m so excited about the spreadsheet is that you get to see the word “Success” pop up if you complete your habit your goal number of days.
There is a column where you write in your success criteria (because not all habits will have the goal of 7 days per week). Once you input the right number of “X”s during the week, a green “Success” will magically pop up! (OK…it’s just a little formula I wrote.)
I included directions in the spreadsheet, but I would love to know if you think something is confusing.
How do you stay focused on this daily habit? My Simple Productivity Tip to Help You Stay Focused
What daily habit do you want to create in 2021?
Originally posted 12/13/16. Updated 12/21/20.