How to Build: Habit Tracker in Notion? ( + free template)

Habit Tracker How to Build

Welcome to The Organized Notebook, we’re here to share discoveries and learnings on organization. In this video, we wanted to share how to build a habit tracker in Notion. Habit tracker has become a powerful tool for people to form good habits and get rid of bad ones. We think this is a very useful feature if you want to stay motivated with your habit goals and we hope this build-with-me video will help you get started with Notion!

Tutorial Video

Remember to follow the tutorial video below, as we will walk you through a step-by-step process of creating a habit tracker in Notion in this video. There will be five main steps to create a habit tracker. So, let’s dive right in and get started!

Download the FREE Finished Template!

Although this template is free, we’d greatly appreciate donations so that we can continue doing this!

Step 1: Set Up Your Notion Page

  1. First, open a new Notion page.
  2. Then, choose an empty page with an icon.
  3. Change the page icon into something that resonates with tracking habits (in this example, we use a checkmark)
  4. Title your page “Habit Tracker.”
  5. Next, add a cover photo (pick one from Notion’s library) and adjust it.
  6. Finally, maximize space with the “Small Text” & “Full Width” option.

Step 2: List Habits to Track & Note Why You Need to Track Them

  1. Decide which habits to track.
  2. Next, create a call-out box for them using “/call out.”
  3. Choose an icon to highlight this section such as a square checkbox
  4. Then, Add a bold title like “Habits This Month.”
  5. Insert bullet points for each habit and list out all of the habits. For instance, in this video, we set up three following habits: “Running 30 minutes a day”, “Meditate 5 minutes a day”, and “No screen time before bed”.

Step 3: Note Why You Need to Track These Habits

  1. First, create another call-out box for motivational text or motivational GIFs.
  2. Pick an icon (in this example, we choose an exclamation point).
  3. Then, add a title like “Why Track Habits?”
  4. Finally, don’t forget to list all the reasons for tracking habits. For example, we believe tracking habits can create positive daily life changes, improve mental health, and moreover, help us become better people.

Step 4: Create a Habit Tracker Calendar

  1. First, build the habit-tracking database using a calendar view.
  2. Then, title it “My Habit Tracker” and hide the database title for a cleaner look.
  3. Next, create a template for habit entries (date and checkboxes).
  4. Set this template as the default for all views and most importantly, customize the entries with checkboxes and a journal section for reflections.
  5. Lastly, remember to make sure habit checkboxes are visible when you click on a day.

Step 5: Create a Habit Progress Report

  1. First, we need to add new database views to track each habit’s progress.
  2. Duplicate the calendar view for each habit.
  3. Then, hide properties not relevant to that habit.
  4. Next, group entries by month for a monthly overview.
  5. Finally, calculate the percentage of completion for each habit using the “Percent Checked” property.

Step 6: Finalize Your Page Layout

  1. First, organize your page with two columns.
  2. Then, place habit-tracking entries in one column and the calendar in the other.
  3. Finally, add a motivating image or GIF for visual appeal.

There you have it! You’ve created a Notion habit tracker step by step. We hope this tool can help you monitor progress and stay motivated to make positive changes in your daily life.

Download our templates

We created a free template to help you track your habits in an organized and systematic manner. This simple template will help you go through your goals and reflection regularly, which is the best reminder of why you need to follow a certain habit. Furthermore, you will be able to see your habit quick report by the end of every week and every month.

habit tracker notion template



In case you are looking for an all-in-one solution for tracking and creating habits and goals, we would like to introduce you to a more advanced template, which is “Goal & Habit Tracker”. This template provides you with a seamless system that goes from your broad life areas such as relationships, health, career, and so on. Moreover, this template will take you through goals and ultimately habit planning and tracking!

goal and habit tracker notion template


How to Download Our Template?

You can get our Template through our store, from the link below! When you purchase the template, you will be able to open a copy of the template. Click the “Duplicate” button to add it to your workspace.

Good luck with creating a habit tracker in Notion and see you in the next tutorial session!

If you need help, leave a comment or send us a message via our social media channels. We’ll assist you on your journey to better habits. Stay organized and productive!

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