I have created the ultimate Habit Tracker for Notion

Philipp Stelzel - Digital Creator
3 min readAug 18, 2021

According to James Clear, a habit is a memory of the steps you previously followed to solve a problem in the past.

So the more often you solve a particular problem, the less energy and willpower you will need to solve it. Because when a routine is formed into a habit, your body and mind will be able to execute it almost automatically.

Habits reduce cognitive load and free up mental capacity

But to make a meaningful difference, habits need to persist long enough to break through the process of habit-forming.

When you are forming habits, you are actually programming your body to do certain things.

You can view habit-forming as a kind of mind hacking.

The better you get at habit-forming, the better you will be at reaching your goals, visions, and dreams.

Neve forget: Be good to your future self because you are your future self! Every action you take today is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. And success is the product of daily habits — not once- in- a- lifetime transformations

So how is tracking your habits helping you?

Habit tracking helps to visualize the process of habit-forming. It adds some kind of gamification to the process. It makes it more clear, what you are actually trying to achieve in your life. Because many people think they lack motivation when what they really lack is clarity.

This clarity can be provided by a habit tracker.

However, there is one caveat: Tracking habits can be a nuisance. Some people overdo it, try to track their whole life, and burn out in the process. Believe me, I know what I am talking about because I tried just that.

Tracking is helpful in the process of establishing new habits, however, it is a big stress factor when you are trying to track too many things at once.

How I tracked my habits in Notion

Philipp Stelzel - Digital Creator

Certified Notion Ambassador | Midjourney AI Nerd | Stoic Enthusiast. Check out my new Midjourney course on Skillshare: https://skl.sh/3MLLGda