Personal growth usually consists of small steps that go unnoticed. Keeping a tracker allows you to easily see the ways you’ve grown.
You need to track your personal growth
We grow every week, but our personal growth usually consists of small, incremental steps that go unnoticed. When you’re not aware of your progress, it is very easy to feel like you have not made any. This is where trackers come in handy! A tracker allows you to have concrete data that you can point to and see the ways you’ve grown.
By allowing you to see your progress, trackers help you celebrate the positive changes you have made. Trackers come in many forms, but let me share five of my absolute favorites!
1. Use a Year in Pixels to Track Your Mood
People have good and bad days. It’s human nature! But it is useful to keep an eye of how you’ve been feeling with the help of a tracker. A mood tracker provides you with a quick snapshot of your emotional health. It is not uncommon for me to feel like I’ve been having a rough month. It can feel like weeks and weeks have been spent in a funk. However, one quick glance at my mood tracker can show me that it’s not as bad as it seems — usually, my mood tracker shows a more neutral or positive pattern. It is easy to forget the good days and remember the bad ones, but this tracker will help you sort things out.
One other quick note: I know this tracker is called a Year in Pixels, but there is no reason you cannot do this as a monthly or weekly tracker. Just a tip!
2. Keep a Habit Tracker
A habit tracker is one of my absolute favorite tools, and I am always recommending it. Keeping a habit tracker is a simple and effective way to track not only your good habits but your bad. This tracker is perfect if you have habits you want to develop but are not important enough to warrant their own tracker. Maybe you want to meditate each day when you wake up. Great! Just throw a line on your habit tracker, and you’re ready to start growing that habit. The longer you keep your habit tracker, the easier it is to see your personal growth.
3. Create a Level 10 Life
Hal Elrod created the Level 10 Life in his book The Miracle Morning and it is a phenomenal tool. Creating one helps you not only see how much you’ve grown, but it also enables you to determine how satisfied you are with the different components of your life.
4. Give a Weight Loss Tracker a Try
Trying to lose weight can be tricky, and we often make it much worse on ourselves by continually moving the goalposts. Having a visual representation of your current weight and your goals will help keep you on track. A tracker is also an incredible motivational tool. There is nothing quite as satisfying as marking down the pounds you’ve lost.
5. Start a Gratitude Journal or Log
Keeping a gratitude journal where you regularly write down the things you are grateful for is a great way to track your personal growth. As time goes on you will slowly notice that you find it easier and easier to come up with things you are grateful for. This is a surefire way to see that you are growing as a person and a cause for celebration!
Personal growth takes time, and that’s OK
It can be easy to feel like you’re not making much progress, but you’re probably doing better than you think! Trackers can help you quantify that success and keep you feeling positive about your goals.
I hope you have a week filled with amazing growth and success!