Last July, I tried something different . . . and it turned out to be pretty fun . . . so I'm going to do it again!
Every day this week, I'm going to ask YOU a question.
(You can answer in the comments.)
Today's question . . . is about keeping track of yourself.
Do you track anything . . . habits, intentions, or the like? And if you do, what kind of system do you use?
I track . . . all kinds of things. Mostly, I just jot things down in my daily planner (which is very loosely based on a bullet journal, but not nearly that "system-y"). I track fitness plans and dinner menus, blog post ideas and moon cycles, medications, that kind of thing.
But I also track . . . whether I'm on track.
You see, several years ago, when my one-little-word for the year was balance, I figured out that there are five things I need every day to maintain my personal equilibrium. These five things are: Meditation, movement, time to reflect (journaling), time outside (weather be damned), and some sort of creative activity. Ever since I figured out my "five things," I've tracked them in my planner.
This basic and simple tracker . . . works for me. I know there are a million different ways to track personal habits and intentions of this nature -- from more formal bullet journaling to downloadable checklists to highly specialized apps. As for me, I just prefer a good old-fashioned paper-and-pencil checklist. I just like being able to "see" that I'm doing okay . . . or that I'm headed for trouble - balance-wise - with a quick glance at my "tracker." If there are too many blank spots or inconsistencies, I can course-correct. Or batten down the hatches.
(Besides, I really like filling in those little grid squares!)
How about YOU?
Do you keep track of yourself?
And what system do you use to keep track of it?
I can't wait to hear your stories!
Be sure to check back tomorrow . . . for a new question.