Tracking Your Progress Boosts Encouragement and Success

Track The Progress

Earlier in our micro habits online course, we learned how habits are superior to goals because they are smaller, sustainable, and deliver immediate results. We discussed ways to track progress in reaching building habits. We recognize goals are amazing and a necessary part of life, but building strong habits to support and achieve goals is the only way to see them happen. Not only that, habits can be an excellent way to prove you are, in fact, headed towards your goals and the big win you are gunning for. They are a way of tacking your progress in reaching your goals.

Keeping Track of your Habits is Proof of Your Success

If you’ve ever motivated a toddler with a star chart, you know the benefits of tracking your progress. Each time your child places a star on their chart, everyone does a happy dance for the micro-step in the right direction. A full chart equals goals achieved and the triumphant realization of the goals.

Along the way, your toddler internalizes the benefits of the chores or actions and they become a routine part of their lives over time, they may not need the sticker or the happy dance to have the desired behavior.

People LOVE Seeing Their Success and therefore look for ways to track their progress

Psychologically, people love seeing their success. There’s something about checking things off that triggers feel-good hormones in the brain. Creating a chart, keeping a journal, or finding some way to chronicle your micro habits can help boost the likelihood they will continue and become automatic.

Get Creative Tracking Your Progress

Depending on the micro habit you are developing, there are plenty of ways to track them. Some apps for diet and exercise have tracking built-in with milestones to celebrate along the way. You can easily go old school and track your progress in a notebook or on your smartphone.

Celebrate Wins Early and Often

Don’t wait too long to give yourself the credit you deserve for making changes. Celebrate as often as you need to keep yourself motivated and encouraged to keep going. Include trusted friends or family in your goals to master a micro habit and involve them in your celebrations too, their enthusiasm will boost your esteem.

It’s easy to forget how far you’ve come when you’re not tracking your progress. Keeping a record and finding ways to track the progress of your micro habits and reviewing them regularly can emphasize how much effort you’ve given to changing your lifestyle and living the life you deserve.

If you are looking for a habit course and an app that allows for tracking please check out our habits course here:

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