This year I've been tracking my daily mood in my happy planner.
I have a year in pixels spread and a monthly spread that I am doing.
I labeled eight levels of moods so that I could select one each day:
Every night at 11:00 pm I have an alarm that goes off on my phone to remind me to record my mood. If I am already in bed or I am still out and about, I set a reminder for the morning to record my mood.
It's been an interesting 48 days thus far. Here is what I have:
The 2 Big Things I've Learned:
1. I track way more good days than bad days.
Do I choose to focus on just the good parts of my day? Is my outlook on life more positive than I originally thought? What made me this way? These are the tough questions..
2. The medicine I take has a HUGE affect on my overall mood the day I take them... and the following days.
I am on stimulants, prescribed to me, to help control my ADHD. If it wasn't for them I can barely get through a sentence. I've been on them for years... but I don't take them if I don't absolutely need them. Because I had a relatively easy school and work load at the beginning of Feb, I didn't take them for about 2 weeks. There is an obvious increase in my mood on the days following this medication vacation. I don't have a single day that I would qualify as "normal" or "average" once the break started. When I went back on my medicine as my school picked back up, I immediately started going back to the "normal" days.
So I made something for ya'll!
So I spent some time putting together an excel file for ya'll to also track your mood! I know its for the entire year - but it's never too late to start!
Be sure to open the instructions first! They will give you absolutely necessary information.
Click HERE to download!