How I hacked together a habit tracker in a Field Notes

2022-06-02 00:00

I used this system for a couple of months while I was putting together a more permanent solution for it. In my system there was two kinds of habits: stuff I did or did not do and habits where I rated them 1-3.

This is how I did it. I started by writing the date: - 2022-01-01, underlined it. Then I prefixed all the rates with * and the habits I did with -. All the habits was summarized as ideally one work but no more than three. It usually looked something like this


  • Diet 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Money 1
  • Brush teeth morning
  • Guitar
  • Run
  • Rowing
  • Walk
  • Yoga

It worked really well as a paper solution to it. And I will without a doubt move back to it if I want to do it on paper again.

Made with ÔŁĄ´ŞĆ in Bergen, Norway by Eivind Hjertnes