“What gets measured, gets managed.” – Peter Drucker
One of the easiest ways to make progress on any goal or habit is to track how you’re working towards those achievements every day.
If you’re not tracking your daily habits or tasks that are helping you work towards a goal, how will you know how you’re really doing?
If you have a number of goals it can be hard to keep your attention on all of them.
That’s where tracking comes in.
There’s a variety of ways to keep an eye on your progress, but the important thing is to check in every day and see how you’re doing.
It’s also great to look back and reflect on the last week, month or years and see how far you’ve come.
Ways To Track Your Goals and Habits
Pen and Paper
You can keep a daily log of how you’re doing with your goals.
I prefer to be able to glance at my progress and see how I’m doing visually rather than reading back over written entries so I use a habit tracker printable and paste it in my journal.
You can also keep track in your daily planner.
This is an easy transition if you’re someone who uses a planner on a daily basis.
Apps are one of the easiest ways to keep track of your goals. Here are some good ones:
Productive is a great iPhone app that lets your track your habits and see at a quick glance how you’re doing for the month.
Habit List is a fantastic app that will motivate you to stay on track with your goals and build up a streak.
There’s reminders and badges as well that make this app fun to use.
This app is just for Apple devices but it’s sleek and easy to use.
You can only track 6 habits which is a great feature to keep you focused on your biggest goals and the habits that will have the most impact on your life.
Setting up a spreadsheet is a great way to keep track of your habits.
For me they are the ideal way to track progress on goals like steps walked or calorie intake.
I also have a spreadsheet for my daily word count.
With a few clicks, you can convert your spreadsheet into a chart or graph that will summarize your efforts.
What You Can Track
You can track just about anything but here’s a few ideas:
Time You Wake Up/Go To Sleep