How I track my 101 in 1001 in my Happy Planner

In case you missed it, I just posted my 4th list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I’ve been doing these for years and one of the things that can be hardest about these lists are remembering them 🙂 I’m a physical planner person. I love to have lists on paper and I love to track goals on paper.

I have a small notebook I’ve used for the past 6 years to track my 101 in 1001 lists but this time I decided to put my 101 list in my Happy Planner so it would always be accessible, as I use my Happy Planner ALL THE TIME!

how i track my 101 in 1001 list in my happy planner

Here’s how I track my 101 list in my Happy Planner. I made a plastic dashboard with a 101 tab so that I can keep my 101 in 1001 list at the back of the month and keep moving it as each month goes on. 🙂 I used graph paper from a paper pack.

tracking a 101 in 1001 list in a happy planner

tracking a 101 in 1001 list in a happy planner

First, I divide my 101 list into sections. For this list I chose: Finances + Buy, Read + Watch + Make, Blog-ish, Places to Go, Health, Self, Celebrate and Others. Some things don’t fit perfectly, but I try to give everything a spot. And I only messed up once 🙂

Then I list the items by category. The boxes next to the category title represent each number. That way, at quick glance, I can see how many I have accomplished under each category.

After that, I take each individual category and see which goals could be tracked. Essentially if I’m trying to accomplish a certain amount of something (a set number of blog posts, a set amount of books to read) or if I’m tracking the days I want to do something (no spend weeks, Whole 30, etc).

Then I create a sort of bullet journal. Bullet journals are great because they’re visual ways to track small steps to a goal. I stick with the different categories and then go from there.

tracking a 101 in 1001 list in a happy planner

As you can see, I’ve made different boxes to check off, space to note when I’ve earned gift cards, and a tracker for no-spend weeks. It gives more incentive to tackle bigger tasks because you get the satisfaction of crossing something off at smaller finish lines.

tracking a 101 in 1001 list in a happy planner

You can see that I’ve written down more things to cross off under more categories! I wrote down all of the books of the Bible so I can cross them off as I read them (I said I wanted to read the Bible, never that I wanted to read it cover to cover). Space to write down recipes I try and books I read, and then trackers for watching (and reading) Harry Potter and all of the Star Wars movies. Sometimes just doing the research to have all of the information you need up front will help when it’s time to start accomplishing that task.

For my secret social media goals (not so secret now, are they?) I wrote at the top of each category the social media accounts I want to grow and the number I want to hit. I broke them down into smaller accomplishments to cross off. If you’re reading this and thinking, “man I’d love to help her hit these goals,” follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest 😉

For my last list I was tracking my blog posts I just wrote numbers down to cross off but it was SO HARD to know what I had already counted. This time I decided to leave space to write down the title of each published blog post so I could easily know where I left off. Hey, this blog post is the first one I get to write down!

One of my favorite things to track are lists of places to go, especially the coffee shop list! That’s been the ONE area of my 101 in which I’ve consistently been successful because I love coffee shops! It makes it exciting to see the list grow.

tracking a 101 in 1001 list in a happy planner

More trackers! At some point I realized that if I spaced out the numbers it would be so much easier to see, which I started doing. I ran out of room for my Develop 5 routines so I had to sneak it in. I left space to write down the routine and then track the 30 days I keep them.

tracking a 101 in 1001 list in a happy planner

The last page!

I’m so excited to get to tracking my 101 in 1001 list and I hope this helped you get some ideas on how to track yours (or encouraging you to start one!).