How To Track Your Mental Health
1. Mood Tracker
Using a mood tracker will allow you to simply track your overall mood with an easy traffic light system. Simply print off and colour in each square as the days go by! This will allow you to quickly see which days were good and it would also be great to keep notes as to events that happened on those days...
2. Self-Care Tracker
This is a more detailed way to see what factors throughout the day were better than others. Simply fill this chart out weekly like a graph, marking with dots for each colour the number from 1 (bad) - 10 (good) and then connect with the same coloured line so you can see the peaks of each week. This will give you an idea of what areas you need to work on in order to feel more positive.
3. Gratitude Log
Have a monthly gratitude log where you can write a line each day about something you are grateful for. Use this time each evening to reflect on how lucky you are and all the positive aspects of your life. They often get forgotten and it can leave you focusing on the negative. This way, your last thought before bed will be something you are grateful for, allowing you to sleep peacefully. Another way of doing this would be to get an empty jar and each night get a small piece of paper and write down something you are grateful for and place them in the jar. When you are feeling down or in need of a smile, simply empty the jar and read all of the positive notes. Or, save them to the end of the year and on NYE/New Years Day read them all!
4. Sleep Log
You can keep a sleep log in whatever form you may like. But, we would suggest simply downloading an app onto your phone and monitoring your sleep that way. It will give you the most accurate results and it will allow you to track the quality of your sleep. But, if you would prefer to keep a written journal of your sleep more for visual aid. I would simply use a chart like one of the ones above and use a tick system to note which number of hours you had to sleep and if there were any factors to affect your sleep pattern whether good or bad. Allowing you to see what is standing in your way of getting a better night sleep.