Use a printable mood tracker to keep track of how you feel each day. It’s a fun way to reflect daily and keep a record of your year.
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I’ve been a big planner user for years and got into bullet journal style pages more recently. Although I track just about everything – schedules, habits, blog and social stats – one thing I’ve never tried before is a mood tracker.
I decided this was the year to try it out and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Learn a little more about mood trackers and then grab your free printable at the end.
What and Why
If you’ve never used a mood tracker before or haven’t even heard of it, here’s a quick intro.
Just like a habit tracker, you check in with yourself every day. For the mood tracker, you’ll create a key that has a color for each mood. Every day, simply color in the box or image with the color that fits how you feel.
Tracking your mood might seem silly, but it can make a big difference in your life.
I tend to think in extremes when I’m feeling really awful. Everything is going wrong. Bad things keep happening. Etc. But after using a mood tracker for just a few weeks, I noticed that, actually, most days I feel pretty good.
Odds are, things are better than they seem in the moment. When you adopt a habit of checking in daily, just for a few minutes, you’ll start to see patterns. Realizing that most days are good days (and quite a few of them are awesome) can change your outlook, helping you feel more positive.
And if you see that most days you really do feel sad or angry, that might be a visual cue to get help.
Using the mood tracker
I made two versions of the printable mood tracker because I’m indecisive. I made one that covers a whole year and another that’s just a month.
Both versions have a key with six different emoji faces to color in. Once you choose a color for your key, color in the faces and use those color in your daily box.
The yearly mood tracker is organized by month and has 29-31 days in each column. Color in one little box per day for a whole year. (When it’s not leap year, just ignore the 29th box in February.)
The monthly mood tracker has 31 numbered hexagons. Color in one each day until you get to the end of the month. On shorter months, you can leave the extra days empty.
By the way, you can feel more than one emotion per day. Of course, you know that, but don’t feel boxed in by the little boxes. Feel free to get creative and combine colors on days that really need it.
Printable Mood Tracker
The PDF pages print on 8.5×11-inch computer paper, but you can scale them down to fit an A5 or half-sheet page. The JPEG versions are the same size but can open in any app where you can insert images, so you can add them to your digital planner or journal.
Note: The download includes several files. You’ll need to unzip the folder before using them.
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