lifestyle and habits

How To Track Progress (part 2)

lifestyle and habits
New Habit = Lifestyle Change

Is there some aspect of your lifestyle that you’d like to tweak? Typically, as you grow and mature, your view of life, and how you fit into it, changes as your circumstances change. THAT’S NORMAL!

If you’d like to see some improvements to your life, I have 3 ideas to help support your journey.

As mentioned in Part 1, when you want to change your lifestyle, you’re actually talking about changing your habits. There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing your own success. With that in mind, keep yourself accountable by tracking what you achieve.

I have 3 unique Progress Trackers for you to try. You’ll find a different one in each part of this series.

Progress Trackers are great because they visually show two types of Wins:

FREQUENCY: How many times did you do the desired behavior?
CONTINUITY: How many days in a row did you do the desired behavior?

Both components are important.
Continuity reflects the number of days in a row that you practiced the new habit. As that number increases, the behavior becomes more and more like a habit.
Frequency, on the other hand, shows your return to your goals on those occasions where you slide back into old habits. (Don’t worry about that. It’s all part of the process.) Over time, you’ll see that increase, also.

This particular Progress Tracker reflects the number of times you execute your new habit. Time is not a factor here. Accomplishment is what matters. That’s how you build a habit.

Progress Tracker #2 – Frequency Habit Tracker

This chart allows you to track more than one habit. Want to increase your daily servings of veggies? Or add more positivity to your life? Or increase the number of sit-ups you can do? Write what you’re tracking on the line, and then color in a block for every day you do it. Your objective is to complete the circle. Missed a day? No problem! Fill in the next block when you resume!

Click on image to download your free copy.

This is the second post of a 3-part series. Part 1 and Part 3 have different types of Progress Trackers. Download the chart that best suits your goal, and post it where you will see it every day. Then take it one day at a time.

And, don’t forget to share this with your kids. They are midway through their school year. Visual Progress Trackers are a fun way to boost that mid-year enthusiasm slump as they return to school (and exams?) after the holiday break.

I’m always looking for more content to share with you. If you have any topics you’d like me to address, reach out at info@DeborahAnnDavis

More soon.
Wishing you health and happiness,

Deborah
Parenting Life Coach


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