Daily Tracker - Journaling Tool
Every day offers many opportunities for insights, growth, awareness and change. But if we’re not aware of those opportunities, they are lost to us.
“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” – Marilyn vos Savant
The Daily Tracker uncovers and tracks the meaning of key daily events. It also
creates a great audit trail for what has happened in the past. It helps us see
cycles that reoccur and identify causes and effects.
A Daily Tracker form is provided. Print a few copies to get you started.
Pick 3 or 4 areas you most want to monitor. Write each of them as a title for one of the columns on the form. Examples are: feelings and emotions, personal energy levels, money earned, people met, health changes, food, weight, relationships, accomplishments, intuitive hunches, synchronicities, motives, ideas, dreams, meanings, insights, events, etc. What 3 or 4 aspects of life are most important for you to monitor?
Regularly or when something important happens relative to an aspect you are monitoring, put in the date and the event or insight that happened for you. Keep this form handy and accessible so you’ll remember to use it.
I print this sheet on a fluorescent-coloured paper so it regularly catches my attention. I use a small felt pen so my writing is bold and easily read. I sometimes use a highlighter to mark important items or I may circle them. Do whatever you want to make this sheet work for you.
If it’s important, track it! Capture the successes, challenges and insights in your life. Track your growth and change.
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” – Stephen Covey
- What do you want to track? What is important to you? Pick a few areas from this list and write them as titles on your Daily Tracker: health, diet, weight, exercise, money earned, career/work, accomplishments, connections with friends, learning, etc.
- Consider tracking: feelings and emotions, positive/negative thinking, relationships, beliefs, dreams, etc.
- Consider tracking: ideas, intuitive hunches, motives, inspiration, synchronicities, insights, sources of joy, service, etc.
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