Daily Mood Chart Worksheet
Worksheet published on March 16th, 2023
Sometimes we get caught up in the day and forget to focus on what we are feeling. This can cause us to miss important signs of our changing mood, which can affect our ability to use healthy coping skills.
When we are struggling with understanding our mood patterns it helps a great deal to have a method of tracking changes that may occur throughout the day. This can be done in different ways. One popular way to track changes in mood is with a mood chart.
Clients who are just starting therapy may find it difficult to understand how their triggers and emotions affect them. With a mood chart, daily activities, triggers from the day, and how mood changes are managed can be tracked, which can help build an understanding of what affects a client’s mood and what they can do to better manage mood changes.
About This Worksheet
This is the Daily Mood Chart worksheet. A daily mood chart is an excellent tool for clients who are learning to understand their emotions, moods, feelings, and behavior. With a daily mood chart, the client can learn to identify, regulate, and be prepared for their mood changes when confronting a trigger.
The Daily Mood Chart worksheet can be helpful for adolescents and adults who are in individual counseling. It is great for clients who are learning to regulate their moods and can be particularly helpful for CBT and DBT modalities.
The Daily Mood Chart worksheet is designed to help the client define their emotions and how they are affected by their environment. It offers prompts for reflecting on mood changes, along with a list of emotion words to assist with identifying emotions. The Daily Mood Chart worksheet is intended to be used as a homework assignment.
Review the introduction and instructions with the client and complete the top row with them as an example of how to complete the Daily Mood Chart worksheet. Instruct the client to record their mood changes each day in between sessions by completing each section of each row. Review the results with the client in the following session and help them identify patterns in their mood.