Why Include a Mood Tracker in Your Journal

When I started my bullet journal I really wasn’t bothered about gratitude logs or a mood tracker or anything like that but once I saw how valuable they were to a lot of other journalists in the community I decided to see what it was all about and I fell in love with it. Now I wouldn’t be without it. It might take a little more time but it’s time well spent on my self-care.

There are loads of ways that you can use your bullet journal for mindfulness and self care, one of those ways is by creating a mood tracker! The way it works is that you track how you feel on a day to day basis. So why would you want to do that? Well in this post I tell you exactly why you should include a mood tracker in your bullet journal.

Get Creative with a Theme

You might not use a full bullet journal theme for every month but a mood tracker is a great way to be creative and design a mood tracker. There are absolutely tonnes of amazing ideas for mood trackers and there is no limit to what you can create as a mood tracker, as long as there’e space to fill in or show your mood. Let your creativity run wild!

Acknowledge How You Feel

Not every day is going to go well. Some days are just crappy and that is that. Often just acknowledging that a day isn’t going to plan is exactly what you need to accept the feeling and move on. If you track your moods for a whole month you can actually see how you feel every day for a whole month, or even a whole year if you keep up with it!

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Do Something Mindful

There’s a reason there’s been a huge boom in the market for mindful colouring books. Doing something like colouring in or drawing can be a really nice mindful activity to calm yourself down and think about how you’re feeling. Especially with something like a Mood Mandala it’s a great opportunity to think about creating a pattern and do something soothing and systematic.

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Create Something Beautiful out of Bad Days

One of my favourite things about my mood trackers is that even though I had a few bad days those colours or patterns contribute to make something really beautiful and inspiring. They remind you that bad days are a part of life and that one bad day won’t ruin everything. It’s all part of life. Wow that was kind of profound right? But seriously, they remind you that not every day is bad.

Do you use a mood tracker in your bullet journal? Let me know what kind!

Find more ways to use your bullet journal here.

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