Looking for a quick way to keep track of your daily activities? Here’s our free printable time tracker to help! Use this to keep track of the hours you spend on each activity. It’s also a weekly sleep tracker and helps record the time you sleep and wake up. Stick this bullet journal printable to your weekly spread and save time in setting up your bujo! Or stick five weekly trackers on one page to make a monthly time tracker.
Benefits of keeping track of your time
I decided to use a time tracker back then when I realized that I haven’t been using my time wisely. I was sleeping late, working long hours and playing on my iPad too much when I’m not watching shows or videos. And it’s really important that we keep our habits in check so we can stay healthy and keep doing the things we love.
So after almost 4 months:
I have become more aware of how I use my time. I’m still a work in progress, and my time tracker is a record of how I’ve been doing. It’s also easier to analyze because I can see the hours of each day side by side in a vertical format.
I was able to set measurable goals and reach them. Now that I see how I’ve been using my time, I can set goals like work only up to 3 hours straight or sleep at least 6 hours, rather than saying get enough sleep or don’t work too long without taking breaks.
It’s become easier to avoid bad habits. Because of the color code system I’m using, I am now more intentional with avoiding bad habits. It sticks out on my time tracker so I’m motivated to avoid them. I also use a similar system for my daily habit tracker.
I can take care of my body better. Being aware of how you use your time empowers you to take more control. I know I still have a long way to go (with my sleeping habits) but I am determined to do my best and take care of myself.
Best time tracker layout
I started using time trackers in my bullet journal in October 2018, and I tried different formats until I found which works best for me. Here are some photos of the layouts I tried.
I found that the vertical layout is better for me. It’s easy to compare my sleeping time and hours I sleep. It’s also easier to understand and takes up less space on my bullet journal.
I also found that a smaller time tracker is easier to fill in, and I make less mistakes with my brush pens.
How to use a time tracker
First, choose the activities that you want to keep track of. Keep this to a minimum, and change one or two items as the need arises.
Assign a color for each activity, keeping in mind how each color affects you. Here’s my color code for January.
Pink for sleep because I like pink and I need to sleep more and sleep earlier.
Coral for work, it’s easy to see and helps remind me to have breaks between hours of work.
Green reminds me of growth. I use green for other activities I do to take care of my self, like house chores, taking a bath, and eating.
The first 3 colors may change according to my bujo theme. Then I use gray or yellow for activities I want to minimize or avoid. These colors are not part of the color theme so they stick out and look ugly! So I do my best not to have to put them in my time tracker.
Here are videos on how I used these time tracker stickers as an activity tracker in March, and as a sleep tracker in April.
Save time with these free printable bullet journal tracker
Click here to download your free printable time tracker and print on sticker paper. Print two copies on 1 sheet of A4 size paper to make mini time trackers.
Cut out and add to your weekly spread. Print more than you need so you won’t have to print again for the next few months.
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