A collection of bullet journal mood trackers that will make mental health self-reporting a fun thing to do
How’s your day going?
Are you having a nice day or a bad day? What makes you feel good/bad? If you have a mood swing, what is causing it?
These may be the questions we ask ourselves every now and then. But if we keep a daily record of our feelings, we may be able to find the pattern of our emotional changes and thus do more of what brings us joy.
That’s why keeping a mood tracker can help significantly for our mental health and mindfulness. With a bullet journal mood tracker, we have the data to cross-reference with diet, exercise, medication and other factors in life.
Before I had my first bullet journal, Excel sheets were what I used to jot down my mood every day. And I still sometimes track my habits in the same way. But I find having a visual mood tracker bullet journal is so much more fun! Filling in the monthly page with different colors is almost addictive. If you are like me, you are going to love these cute and creative bullet journal mood tracker ideas!
Benefits of keeping a mood tracker bullet journal
Bullet journal mood trackers or a mood diary can help us to identify our emotional triggers and patterns, thus help improve our mental health.
Here are reasons to start tracking your mood:
- Find out what triggers good/bad feelings
There are so many things that may have an impact on our emotions: food, exercise, social connections, menstrual cycle… With a mood tracker, we don’t need to guess or speculate anymore.
It makes it easier for us to cross-reference with other circumstances in life, thus help us to identify our “mood triggers.”
Am I feeling bad because of the lack of sleep? Does a cup of morning coffee help to boost my mood for the day? Finding what lifts us up and what brings us down, and make your “happy list” part of your self-care routine.
- Stop self-blaming
Depression and anxiety are sometimes mistaken as weakness. And we may somehow blame ourselves for feeling bad.
Developing a habit of mood charting can help us to be mindful of our emotions in a non-judgemental way.
However bad a bad day could be, it is merely a blue block on the journal that won’t last forever. And tomorrow is a new day, a new beginning and a new you.
- Gain back control over mental wellbeing
We can choose to be a victim of our emotions or an active participant in our mental wellbeing. And filling that block on our mood tracker is our first step of this positive and empowering change of mindset.
- It helps the professionals to help us
If you are working with a therapist or a doctor with mental illness, a mood tracker can help them to spot problems and see progress.
According to The Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health, documenting daily mood was found to able to help clients and therapists to develop a more involved and collaborative alliance.
Fun and creative bullet journal mood tracker ideas
Bullet journal mood tracker spread
Simple “water-drops” mood tracker
“Thoughts are like drops of water: with our thoughts, we can drown in a sea of negativity, or we can float on the ocean of life.” I am a believer in this Louis Hay quote. And this simple mood tracker spread totally captures its essence. Even you don’t need crazy drawing skills to make your mood tracker visually appealing.
Moon phase mood tracking spread
Using mood phases to represent different moods is such a brilliant idea. If you are a minimalist bullet-journalist, this is how you can keep track of your emotions using simply a black pen and a bujo.
Fall leaves mood tracker
This is the mood tracker I created last October. It is fun and easy to keep track of my feelings using leaves. Color them in different colors if you want to add some fall vibes to your journal!
Pizza mood tracker
Is there anything more mood-lifting than pizza?
The kisses mood tracking page
The best way to track your mood and use all those expire-soon lipsticks.
An avocado theme mood tracker page
Mood tracking in Area 51
A girly mood tracking idea
A Halloween mood tracker
Trick or treat yourself! Time to color these spooky and cute Halloween doodles.
The Clown mood tracker idea for October
Mood circles tracking page
What a fun and neat way to document moods with different faces. Sometimes we need more than “good-bad-very good-very bad” to describe our emotions in a day. And this mood tracker makes it simple and clear.
A floral mood chart
Sometimes it’s hard to summarize our feelings throughout the day with one status, especially when mood swings hit us. Sarah from essjay_florals uses multiple colors to represent different feelings in a day and it turns out beautiful!
the Victorian ladies mood tracking page
Moods in the space
A bamboo mood tracker to bring zen to life
A geometric iceberg mood tracker
An adorable mood tracker for cat lovers
A Joker mood tracker
A playful bullet journal spread
Bullet journal mood tracker for the New Year
Wrap the day up with a toast mood tracker, because who doesn’t want one more piece of toast, right?
A year in pixels mood tracker
If you are looking for a way to monitor mental health, a one-page year-in-pixels tracker is the easiest way to keep everything at a glance.
The mood tracker to declutter your emotional baggage
This cute mood chart is not just fun to fill in, but it makes it possible to have multiple entries in a day. It works perfectly for the days when we have “mixed feelings”.
An “owl-some” mood tracker page
An apple a day
An incredibly cute mood tracker to add to your bujo
A page of cute ghosts for Halloween
A stunning one-page mood and stress tracker
A bullet journal spread for stationary hoarders
A one-page tracker for habits and health
A cute sloth mood tracker
At the end of the month, count how many happy sloths you have and celebrate your progress!
A cute “facial expressions” mood tracker
When you have a page of cute doodles like this, even the bad days feel less dreadful.
Light as a feathers mood tracker
A jellyfish mood tracker for summer
A stunning ocean-theme mood tracker
A page of popsicle fun
A sweet watermelon mood tracker
When you are running out of mood tracker ideas, think about things that make you happy like your favorite food, movies, songs and more. Corporating things you love into your monthly set-up is a great way to make bullet journal the happiest habit to keep.
Do you like these bullet journal mood trackers?
Which one are you doing next month? Or do you have a mood tracking idea to share? Leave a comment down below!