Habit Tracker – How It Fits With The To-Do Matrix

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I briefly mentioned in my post about our To-Do Matrix that you can make it even more rewarding to complete your daily “Next Actions” column by making it a habit to complete it every day. In this way, you are creating momentum — a streak, if you will — by developing and reinforcing the habit of reaching your daily goals, and your long-term goals by extension.

Creating Your Habit Tracker

Good habits compound into amazing gains over time; hence, you want to start outlining what your priorities are and how you want to put them into action day-to-day.

  • Start with understanding your goals for the year, and what you want to prioritize (and deprioritize). Try using our Pre & Procrastination Planner as a prompt to start outlining your priorities.
  • From your list of top priorities, identify 3 – 10 habits that you want to try to establish, making sure that they are specific and can work with your current lifestyle. In our case, for example, you can create a habit for “Completing my daily Next Actions on my To-Do Matrix.”
  • Put all the habits you want to track into a table, for example:
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  • Check these off every day, and keep a close eye on how closely you’ve been adhering to each of your habits.

Good habits compound into amazing gains over time; hence, you want to start outlining what your priorities are and how you want to put them into action day-to-day.

To-Do Matrix + Habit Tracker

Once you’ve set up your very own To-Do Matrix and Habit Journal,

  • Start by ensuring that you put only what you’re sure you’ll complete in a day in your “Next Actions” column in your To-Do Matrix.
  • Work through your items for the day and check them off steadily on your To-Do Matrix; bonus points if you get them done within your scheduled work time (see this post on how to manage your day with a calendar)!
  • At the end of each day, before you put your phone away before bed, check off your habit tracker — and see how your progress has been in terms of completing your daily tasks!
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Hello, I'm Carylyne 👋 I am an experienced entrepreneur and executive. In my last role at CoinMarketCap as CEO, I defined the vision and initiatives the company pursued, and led the company on execution, branding, and growth. I previously co-founded an AI platform (acquired), built machine learning and natural language processing models for extractive AI summarization, and developed and launched new products in markets like US, Hong Kong, India and Singapore with American Express, 3M and AGT. I am also probably one of the biggest oolong tea enthusiasts you will meet in daily life.

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