Visual Motivation Tools to Help Me Reach My Goals

Welcome to the 685th Metamorphosis Monday!

Happy Monday! Did you weather the time change okay this weekend? Are you loving these longer daylight hours? I had a lot of trouble falling asleep last night, but then, I pretty much have that problem every night. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a night owl. My sister was the exact same way. Left to our own doing, we could easily stay up working until 2:00 AM, then sleep until 10:00 AM. Any other night owls out there?

For this week’s Met Monday, I am sharing something I just ordered that is actually arriving today. I don’t remember how I came across it, but I instantly loved the idea. It’s a colorful way to keep track of goals or habits you are trying to incorporate into your life. It could be anything from drinking more water during the day to exercising or just setting a goal to go to bed earlier at night. I especially love how it creates a clear, visual picture showing which goals have been accomplished for the day. I think that visual display will help keep me more motivated. This particular calendar below creates a spiral pattern as you complete and color in each day’s goal. It’s available here: Habit and Goal Tracking Calendar.


After looking at a bunch of the trackers available online, I ended up going with this one below. It looked like it would be a bit easier to read, though I do love the look of the spiral design above. I had a hard time choosing which one to go with, but ultimately I went with the one below that shows the pattern in a straight line. Kinda wish I had done the spiral one now. Argggh. The one I ordered below (that’s arriving today) is available here: Goal and Habit Tracking Calendar. The spiral one above is available here: Habit and Goal Tracking Calendar.


I also ordered this water bottle below that helps track how much water you’ve consumed during the day. I had been doing really well with drinking a lot of water during the day, but I realized Saturday evening that I had not had any water the entire day and had only been drinking iced coffee and iced tea. That’s not good. So I ordered this 64oz water tracker bottle below–it should be arriving today, too. I love how it provides a visual display of how much water has been consumed throughout the day. (Water bottle below is available here: Water Tracker Bottle.)



Not sure why the inside container looks dark in the photo above since it’s supposed to be this color. Maybe they just made it look that way for the photo so the writing on the bottle would be visible.


It comes in a bunch of pretty designs!



I had a hard time choosing which one to go with. I may end up ordering a second one at some point because all the patterns are so pretty! Never hurts to have a spare, right? You can see all the various designs it comes in here: Water Tracker.



Ultimately, I went with this cute lemon design available here: Water Tracker. There’s a pocket on the side of the cover for holding cash, a credit card, or a cellphone. That would come in handy on walks or working out in a gym where you want to keep your cell phone nearby. I doubt I’ll use the pocket since I’ll probably just be using this water tracker bottle at home.



I’ll have to share a progress report in a month or so to let you know if my habit tracker calendar and my new water bottle are keeping me on track with my goals. I really love these visuals and think they will help push me toward whatever goals I set for myself–like getting more sleep, drinking more water, etc…

Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters linked for this week’s Met Monday!

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Author: Andy Edwards