Making Mood Trackers for Journaling

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Mental Health

One of the ways that I have been able to improve my mental health over the last couple of years is to keep track of my mood.  I do this via a monthly mood tracker in my journal.  These can be as simple as a box for each day that you mark with a color representing your mood, or something much more artistic, like the ones I like to make.

For me, these are helpful as a quick reference for how my mental health is doing.  Then I can go to my daily journal entries to see how the events of the day affected my mood.  This has helped me to discover that stomach problems cause me anxiety, and therefore eating certain things can trigger anxiety for me.

If you're just starting out, or not feeling very artistic, there are some great downloadable options on Etsy.  I quite like this set from


If you're feeling artsy, here are some of the mood trackers from my journals to give you an idea of what you can do.  You'll also notice that I tend to use more than one color each day.  Generally, I divide my day into three parts - morning, afternoon, and evening.  Once you start the process, you'll find what works best for you.

August mood tracker

Do you keep a journal?  If you do, do you utilize any trackers?  What are your favorites?

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