I wrote about my daily habits and how I'm tracking all of them in my journal every day.
After about two months of doing that I noticed that I'm actually getting better at them. The mere fact that I want to make a checkmark in my journal every day is enough to remind me of the habit and to want to perform it.
What we measure, we improve. - James Clear
If you are serious about building new habits, quitting old ones, and getting better at what you do, you've got to measure it!
James Clear summarized perfectly why you should measure:
Measure from a place of curiosity.
Measure to discover, to find out, to understand.
Measure from a place of self-awareness.
Measure to get to know yourself better.
Measure to see if you're actually spending time on the things that are important to you.
It doesn't have to be a complicated system. Pen and paper will do, and so will an app. For example, I'm using a free app to track my workouts in the gym. It's so important for me to see the progress I'm making, that I'm getting stronger. Without measurement, I'd be lost and guessing if all the sweat is worth it or not.