Cheers to the New Year – a fresh start with infinite possibilities. As the new year kicks off, you may be joining millions of other people around the world who are setting New Year’s resolutions. But did you know that the average New Year’s resolution lasts less than 4 months? If you’re wondering how you can stick to your resolutions this year, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking to improve your fitness, spend less, practice more self-care, or anything in between, habit tracking is an excellent way to stay on top of all your 2024 goals.  

With Zebra Pen’s wide range of creative and technical writing tools, you can create an easy, colorful, and highly effective habit tracker to track all your New Year’s resolutions, big or small! Continue reading to learn more about how to get started. 

What is a Habit Tracker? 

A habit tracker is a simple, yet highly useful and powerful tool used to track whether or not a specific habit or goal was completed over a period of time. When you use a habit tracker, you are keeping a visual record of monthly short-term and long-term goals. This visual record of your habits shows progress towards your goals which provides you with motivation to keep working towards your goals. Habit trackers can be used for both habits that you want to improve on and those that you wish to avoid. Ready to get started? Let’s go! 

Habit Tracker by @feather.eaux on Instagram 

Creating a Habit Tracker

Creating a habit tracker doesn’t require you to be an artist and is quite simple to accomplish! Below, you will find a list of some of our favorite materials to use for creating fun and effective habit trackers.

  • Journal/Notebook: There are many options when it comes to creating a habit tracker. Traditional dot grid bullet journal paper is great for conveniently spacing out all the elements of your tracker evenly. You can also use blank notebook paper or graph paper. On one side of the chart, write down the habit or habits you wish to track. These could be daily routines, habits you want to avoid, chores, or any other goal you want to carry out in the New Year. On the other axis of the graph, write down each day of the month with every number on its own line. This should leave you with small squares between each habit and day of the month. There you have it! A fully functional habit tracker.

You can also utilize premade habit tracker templates or use inspiration from the internet for your next habit tracker spread. Now, let’s get to the fun part – personalizing your habit tracker with writing and stationery supplies!

  • Writing/Stationery Supplies: Zebra Pen offers a wide range of creative and technical writing tools to help bring your habit tracker to life. With products in our fan favorite MILDLINER, CLiCKART, and SARASA lines, you can add pops of color, doodles, and embellishments to your habit tracker to make it completely unique to you and your personal style.
  • MILDLINER: Customize your habit tracker with MILDLINER Double-Ended Creative Highlighters, available in 35 colors to help you maximize your creativity. Use the broad chisel tip for highlighting and embellishments or flip to the bullet tip for writing, doodling, coloring, and filling in the progress of your habit tracker. For hand lettered monthly titles, reach for our MILDLINER Dual-Tip Brush Pens which feature a flexible brush tip and bullet tip. There are 25 colors matching MILDLINER Brush colors available.


Habit Tracker by @luanas_bujo on Instagram  


  • CLiCKART: If you’re looking for a fine tip writing tool to fill out the progress of your habit tracker, you’ll love our CLiCKART Retractable Marker Pens! You'll never have to worry about taking off marker caps or losing them again. Simply click and get to tracking with 36 vibrant colors that never dry out. CLiCKART are also excellent for writing, doodling, and outlining different elements of your habit tracker.


Artwork by on Instagram

  • SARASA: Our wide range of SARASA pens are a great choice for writing down the habits in your tracker. For clean, crisp, writing in even the smallest places, reach for our SARASA Clip Gel Retractable. These pens feature a 0.5mm point size, a comfortable rubber grip, and even an alligator clip so you can securely attach them to your notebook. SARASA Clip is available in 37 colors ranging from vibrant Standard colors to Milky and Decoshine. For a smear-proof highlighting experience, try our new SARASA Mark ON! The SARASA Mark ON features a smudge-proof, water-resistant ink that dries in five seconds making it the perfect companion for creating and filling out your habit tracker. 


Habit Tracker by @shootingstarbujo on Instagram

Zebra Pen offers many more quality ballpoint pens, gel pens, mechanical pencils, markers, brush pens, and highlighters to customize your 2024 habit trackers. We highly encourage you to explore our wide range of products to find a writing tool that best fits with your personal preferences. You’ll be sure to find your next favorite writing and habit tracking companion at Zebra Pen!


Start Your New Year the “Write” Way 

You did it! Your habit tracker is complete and now it’s time to watch your progress throughout 2024 and beyond. Be sure not to forget to fill out your tracker! If you’re finding it difficult to stay on top of completing your tracker, try limiting the number of habits you track at a time. For example, limit your tracker to the three most important habits that you wish to achieve or do less of. It can also be helpful to record each daily habit completed immediately after it occurs.

Looking for more inspiration to spark your creativity and help you conquer the New Year? Be sure to take a look at some of our other blogs and activities! Don’t forget to stay in the loop with all things Zebra Pen by following us on our official Facebook and Instagram pages.

Habit Tracker by @megbujos on Instagram