A big part of living more mindfully is practicing awareness of your moods.
It might seem like extra work, but a printable mood tracker can make a huge difference.
Being mindful of your moods and how they affect you is essential to living the life you want.
And it’s about so much more than checking items off a daily to-do list.
That said, finding the best mood tracker printable for you can be a challenge.
What Is a Mood Tracker?
A mood tracker makes it easy to create a visual representation of your moods from day to day, week to week, and month to month, depending on the style you choose.
Most include a color key you can fill out to assign specific colors to particular moods.
As you’ll see from the 15 examples listed below, those details still provide plenty of room for creativity.
The Benefits of Using a Printable Mood Tracker
Keeping track of your moods for a month (and beyond) more aware of your emotional triggers and other factors that can influence your mood, including the following:
- Mental health challenges
- Physical health
- Work environment
- The lunar cycle
- Weather and climate
The more consistent you are with your daily mood-tracking, the more mindful and self-aware you become, which is enough of a reason to give this practice a try.
How to Use Mood Tracker Templates
When you look through the list of options further down, we hope you’ll find a mood tracker that fits your life and your personality–whether that’s a digital template or a daily mood tracker printable pdf.
Once you’ve picked something you’ll find easy to use (to help you build the habit), how do you make the best use of it?
- Make this part of a “daily planning board” or portable planner/journal;
- Use tools that motivate you or make it easy to add something every day;
- Choose a reward for tracking your mood every day for a month;
- Keep track of your mood shifts and how they correlate with specific factors;
- If you miss a day or a few, no judgment. Just get back on track as soon as you can;
- Mix it up anytime by trying a new monthly mood tracker template/printable.
15 Free Mood Tracker Printables You’ll Love
Sometimes, just seeing a cute mood tracker printable on your wall is enough to give you a bit of a lift — or, at least, to remind you to check-in with yourself as you go about your day.
Some of the options listed here will appeal to you more than others. Make a note of the ones that draw you in.
1. Simple Mood Tracker
Fill in the color code key at the top of the page using the colors you choose for particular moods (e.g., blue for sad, orange for adventurous, yellow for cheerful, etc.). Then color each day’s square with the color that best indicates your overall mood.
This printable covers an entire year and comes in four sizes: A5, A4, Half Letter, and Letter.
2. Rain Cloud Mood Tracker
Designed for those who find joy in the rain (or, at least, the sound of it), this mood tracker has a color key at the bottom. Once you’ve set your colors, start at the left for the first day of the month and work your way to the end.
The pdf comes in A5 size (5.875 x 8.25 inches).
3. “How are you today?” Mood Tracker
For this one-month tracker, you’ll set the color key at the top and fill in each numbered section of an abstract stained-glass design with the color that fits the day’s mood.
You can also color the emojis at the bottom to create your key and use the “overall” key at the top for a color gradient. Add descriptive words for more clarity.
4. Bi-Annual Mood Tracker
This mood tracker is customizable, so if you’re not starting from January, you can change the months to fit your situation before printing it out.
Then simply color each section according to the dominant mood of the day. It’s up to you whether you choose to add a color key or other details in the corners.
5. Mandala Mood & Gratitude Tracker
Another one-month tracker, this one provides a mood color key and a radial calendar with a mandala flower at its center.
There are mandala designs at two corners, which you can color in for stress relief or just to make your mood tracker more visually appealing. Print out multiple copies and color the corner designs differently for different months.
6. Four-Month Mood Tracker
These designs are ideal for a four-month spread, which you can use for any quarter of the year. Check out the site for all the design options and choose your favorites.
Click on the “Customize & Print” button to choose from various sizes and styles, customize your title (change the words, font, or size), and add more text or images.
7. Weekly Mood Tracker
This weekly tracker provides more than one daily space to color in, so you can track your moods throughout the day and throughout the week, which makes it easier to identify the hours and activities that correlate with more positive or negative moods.
Beneath the color key, this tool even provides a list of possible moods to track.
8. Minimalist Floral Mood Tracker (Annual)
Use this simple yearly tracker to get an overview of how your moods change (or don’t) over 12 months.
Choose from various floral designs, including some monthly trackers, one of which provides space to write about things that affect your mood. Use this tool to see mood changes throughout the month (or year).
9. Houseplant-Themed Printable Mood Tracker
Print this monthly mood tracker on letter-size paper to put on the wall or in a binder. Or print out on sticker paper and add your own colors to create mood-appropriate stickers for your bullet journal or other planner.
The key is designed to log up to eight different moods, but you can add squares to expand the range of emotions.
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10. Free Mood Tracker Printables for Your Bullet Journal
The mandala flower design above is just one example. Choose from various mood tracker themes to print out and fill in with the colors of your choice.
And with the inspiration these can provide, you might even get some design ideas for your own themed mood tracker printables. Set six moods, or color each circle halfway to set up to twelve.
11. Mandala Monthly Mood Tracker PDF
This mandala-themed mood tracker also comes in a smaller version to use with your bullet journal (BUJO). Color the edges at the end of the month using the most-used mood colors.
Or color at the beginning using the colors of your choice, based on mood or artistic preference. Each day has two squares to fill in—one for the AM hours and one for PM.
12. Printable Mood Tracker (Markers in a Mug design)
What bullet journaler doesn’t love a mug full of fresh markers in vibrant colors? Set the month and mood colors, and fill in each day’s pen cap to fit your mood using the markers you have.
At the end of the month, see which colors you use the most, so you can review your month and experiment with different daily and weekly activities for the next.
13. Mood Tracker Printables to Add to Your Planner
The mood tracker printables for this site come in sizes to fit all the MAMBI planner options, from Mini to Big. One page side has the color key for your moods (along with space for notes), and the other has the mood tracker for the month. Print out the pages in the size you need and easily trim them to fit inside your planner, journal, or notebook.
14. Themed Daily Mood Tracker Printables
This daily mood tracker gives you seven themes to choose from — “classic,” “retro,” “neutral,” “vintage,” “lace,” “hippy,” and “garden” — along with a free full-color emotion chart. Each page provides plenty of space for exploring the things that affect your mood throughout the day, as well as for tracking your habits and planning for the next day.
15. Flower Pots Mood Tracker — Free Printables Plus Stickers
This tracker prints on half the page (A4-size), so it’s small enough to fit into your bullet journal. It also comes in letter size (8.5” by 11’). Color in each day’s flower pot using the mood colors set in your key. Print out the stickers on sticker paper to cut out and use as mood-colored embellishments for your journal or planner.
Now that you’ve looked through all the mood tracker printable options, which ones appeal to you most? And which will you try first?