Mighty Life List
Nov 20 2013

Using Calendars to Track New Goals and Habits


Desktop Perpetual Calendar

I sometimes make paper charts for my goals, so I can check things off as I go. This year, I’m using calendars to help implement some new habits.


Red Star Ink Simple Wall Calendar

I tend to like plain ones, so I can add my own imagery and color around a goal.


Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit

But I also love this celestial one because you can whisper reach for the stars!, and then look around to make sure no one heard you while you check off your goals with little gold stars.


Karolin Schnoor Wall Calendar

On this one you can mark each day with a colorful icon, and at the end the tattooed lady is a bright tapestry of accomplishment. You go getter.

I did a Plain and Simple, 2014 Calendar Roundup on Pinterest with all my favorites, so go have a look if you also like to mark your progress with gold old pen and ink. Or if you just need a calendar.

And while you’re here, how do you track progress with new habits?

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8 Responses to “Using Calendars to Track New Goals and Habits”

  • Sally Says:

    Some lovely choices! Love the lady wall calendar. I’m fond of the good ol’ calendar too. Thick, uncoated paper is also a must for circling and scribbling on x

  • Lianne Says:

    I have to tell you (and I acknowledge I am biased in a big way) that I can’t wait to get my hands on Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map journal/calendar. It feels like the first day planner dealio that is actually going to fit how I do stuff. And it is beautiful.

    https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/desiremap

  • Rachael Says:

    I used the Neu Year calendar (http://www.neuyear.net/) this year, and ordered one for next year too. It’s got the whole year at a glance, with space to write things on. I got fancy and color coded it–black was every day stuff like doctor’s appointments, etc. Pink was birthdays. Green was my husband, specifically. Blue was my work stuff. Red was trips. It really helped keep us on the same page and not as over scheduled as we have (I have) been in the past.

  • Genesis Hansen Says:

    I’ve used calendars, but I have the best success with making my own version of a sticker chart like you use for kids’ chore charts, etc. Something about my inner over-achiever just loves getting a little star sticker on that stupid chart.

  • Krista Says:

    I know it doesn’t have the tactile joy of a physical calendar, but I’ve discovered habitrpg.com and I love it. You have a little pixel character, and she/he levels up as you meet your goals, and is injured as you fail. Sometimes, the only thing that gets me to floss is knowing that my character will die if I don’t.

  • Colleen Says:

    I absolutely LOVE the really simple one. For years I’ve needed to actually make my own. As you well know, I love kittens and chickens as much as anyone, but NOT on my calendar!

  • Christina Says:

    While I’m a pen and paper person, I’ve really enjoyed the Habits List app for the iPhone. It’s pretty, you can mess with the fonts, and it is really handy.

  • kim Says:

    I too always make my own, but this year I’m selling mine. You can color them yourself (!)

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/121878733639651680/