While this post is sponsored Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics, I’m truly cutting back on coffee (gasp!) and wanted to give you a peek inside my bullet journal.
This time every year, I obsess over two things: how I want to set up my bullet journal planner and incorporating healthier habits into my daily routine. I got smart this time. I added a habit tracker to my bullet journal to stay on task.
I’m not a fan of resolutions. I’d rather make lifestyle changes because my brain rebels at the word “resolutions.” I want to create better routines that encourage me to be healthier. I work from home, so it’s easy to sit in front of my computer all day–eating snacks, drinking too much coffee and not enough water.
Here are the new, healthier habits I want to add to my daily routine:
- Drink only 1 cup of coffee a day (gasp!)
- Drink more water
- Take my vitamins, especially vitamin D
The scariest thing for me is cutting back on my coffee. January is cold, and a mug of hot coffee does wonders to warm me up. I love my coffee. Most days I drink 2-4 cups of coffee. That’s way too much caffeine! BUT I know I can do cut back.
I decided the easiest way to swap out my first coffee of the day with something that will help my body. In the morning–before my first cup of coffee–I have a glass of Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics juice. I’ve mostly cut out dairy from my diet, so I’m glad to have found a 100% juice that delivers live and active cultures to my gut. I was worried that the juice would be too sweet at first, but there’s no sugar added. My favorite flavor is Peach Passion Fruit, but my husband prefers the Pineapple Mango.
Taking a daily vitamin is on my list because in the past I’ve been awful about taking mine. During my last check-up, my doctor informed me that my vitamin D was very low. I know as a woman, I should also add calcium supplements. I figure if I take my vitamins with a glass of Tropicana Essentials Probiotics, I’m getting everything I need. Especially since one serving of juice provides a day’s vitamin C!
Now that I’ve decided on my new habits, I want to track them. In my weekly bullet journal spread, I drew a grid for my habit tracker. The great thing about using a bullet journal is that you can create the tracker in a way that works for you.
My brain rebels against anything that feels too committed, so I opted for a weekly tracker. If I tried anything longer than that–I feel like I’m being told what to do. I hate that. It’s silly, but that’s what I do.
Set yourself up for success, I say. So I created a grid that is easy to use. Mine is a simple grid, marked with days of the week. On the side, I’ve listed the items I want to track and how it’s tracked:
- Coffee: 1 box= 1 cup
- Tropicana Essentials Probiotics: juice 1 box=1 glass
- Water: 1 box is divided into 4 triangles. I keep a 20 oz reusable water bottle on my desk. Each time I empty it, I color in a triangle.
- Vitamins: 1 box=daily vitamins
- Writing: I want to write every day, so each day I write is also tracked.
As I do each item, I mark them off or color them in with a different color pen. Hopefully by the end of the week, I’ll have a visual of how I’ve succeed achieving these daily habits.
So far I’ve been doing well. Pouring myself a glass of Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics juice before my daily coffee has made cutting back on coffee easier, along with keeping a filled water bottle at my desk. Obviously, I can drink the juice anytime I want, but I’m associating the deliciousness to my morning routine. If you want to add it to your daily routine, Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics is available next to the other refrigerated juices at Walmart.
I can’t wait to see my tracker filled out at the end of each week!
What new habits are you trying to add to your daily routine?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics.