April showers bring May flowers! And a new month brings a new mood tracker. Mood trackers are a tech-free way to beat stress by tracking how you and your students are feeling throughout the month. Think of it as a visual diary. Download and print this activity to use all month long. Feel free to share with a friend!
REVIEW YOUR EMOTIONS FROM FEBRUARY
Think back to how you were feeling in March. Were there any trends in your emotions? Take some time to reflect and evaluate what you could do this month to foster more positive emotions and decrease the ones that bring you down. Search our blog or visit our Facebook Page for additional social emotional learning activities and links to decrease stress and have fun this month!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR April
Every evening, take some time to reflect on your day and what emotions came up. Were you mostly happy, sad, nervous, or a mix of all? Try to identify why you were feeling each emotion and which one you felt the most. If you can't identify one, that's OK! Just use your best judgment. Color in the umbrella for the day of the month with the color of emotion you felt most strongly.
At the end of the month you can use the completed mood tracker to see your highs and lows. By tracking your mood over time, you can identify times to practice self-care or reinforce healthy habits. Mood tracking also helps with monitoring and maintaining your body budget—this includes eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and finding ways to get moving throughout the day.
Emotions Color Code
- Yellow: Happy
- Red: Angry
- Pink: Hopeful
- Purple: Scared
- Orange: Nervous
- Green: Excited
- Blue: Sad
- Brown: Surprised