My Mental Health: Mood Tracker

Hey my Lovelies,

Warm welcome to my first blog post for 2019. During the last few months of 2018 I had the idea of tracking my constantly ever changing moods via a form of bullet journalling called, ‘mood tracking’.

In this post I’m going to mention, Why I’ve decided to start a Mood Tracking Journal & How my first ever self-decorated mood tracker will benefit me for 2019 & maybe for the possible years to come.

 

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Why I’ve decided to start Mood Tracking

 

A mood journal/tracker is useful for it’s tracking benefits and can can provide crucial information about when, where, and how often different moods are experienced and expressed.

I go through alot of mood swings everyday and it is ridiculously draining. Since taking prescribed medication it has helped to regulate my mood a little but i’m realising that it literally goes from one end of the scale to the next in such a short space of time and this has been happening for as long as I can remember.

As I become more aware of myself and how my mind & body functions, I wish to be more intune. I’ve never really felt like I even understand myself or think I make sense at all in any aspect so my aim for this year is to get to know ME…every single crazy part of me (or atleast try to).

Whilst collecting data and information of my moods, patterns of the highs and lows etc. it can help me to identify what my triggers are, the intensities of my symptoms and moods and how often these can change within short time periods.

 

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How I created My Mood Tracker

Have you seen the animated movie, ‘Inside Out‘? If you haven’t then I strongly advise you to. It’s an awesome film, not just for children but literally anyone!

I based my mood tracker off of the animated movie characters as it will help me visually for my dyslexia and also it was a way for me to do my own drawings and colouring.

Materials I used:

  • A4 card
  • Colour Biro Pens
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Tipex (for any mistakes – I made a mistake when lining the dates up with the boxes I drew)
  • Rubber
  • Water colour paint brushes

 

Colour Coded Moods:

DISGUST

  • Disgusted
  • Envious
  • Resentful
  • Distracted

FEAR

  • Scared
  • Anxious
  • Worried
  • Stressed

JOY

  • Happy
  • Excited
  • Focussed
  • Relaxed

ANGER

  • Angry
  • Frustrated
  • Impatient
  • Grumpy
  • Terrified

 

SADNESS

  • Sad
  • Lonely
  • Sick
  • Bored
  • Dissapointed
  • Depressive/Suicidal

My aim is to track my forever changing moods for every day of 2019. My memory isn’t great and I might possibly forget to record some days but we’re 7 days into the year and i’ve recorded everyday so far. I’m going to try my hardest to keep up with this as it will help me to learn more about myself and keep track of how my mental health is doing.

I am also starting Trauma Therapy this month & might get a chance to explain these mood recordings to my new Therapist… If i’m not too anxious to talk.

All I can do is try, right!

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

Laura,

XOXO

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6 thoughts on “My Mental Health: Mood Tracker

    • Thanks, Rebecca. It’s a simple, fun and effective way to journal mental health especially for those with major mood and/or personality disorders. Hope I can keep up with it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂x

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    • Thanks ☺ So far it has been OK, I colour in the mood I had overall for the day & then most of the times it’s a mixture of other moods.
      I just showed my mood chart/tracker to my Therapist (just met her for the first time) & she said it’s great. Will continue to use it & definitely recommend it to anyone who suffers from mental illness or wanting to learn more about yourself xx

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