Month Theme for March 2020: Tracking Mental and Physical Health

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On the first Wednesday of each month we have a post with the month’s theme. The month theme is something to think about, journal about, include in your daily intentions, and/or be mindful of all month. It’s also a good topic for folks doing our Page Per Day Journaling.

This month I’m going to do something a little different from my usual Month Theme. For all of March I am going to track aspects of my physical and mental health to see if there are any correlations between my mood and how much sleep or exercise I get.

I’m going to track my mood, how much sleep I get each day, and the days I do qigong (which I have just recently gotten into and am really enjoying), strength exercises, and stretching. I don’t need to track cardio because I have a very active dog and I hike with her on forest trails for an hour every day.

I’m hoping to accomplish a couple of things by tracking these aspects of my life:

  1. Create a habit of doing qigong, stretching, and strength exercises regularly
  2. See if a lack of sleep and/or exercise affects my mood.

In the Month Review at the end of this month I will show my results!

Do you know if certain exercises improve your mood, or if a lack of exercise and/ or sleep negatively affects your mood? What can you track this month to see what affects your physical and/ or mental health?

Planner shown: the Life Journal Infinite has trackers built into the monthly and weekly pages, and is undated so you can start any time. See more information about the Life Journal Infinite in the USA here and in the UK here.

The Month Theme comes out on the first Wednesday of each month. You can see all the month themes here.


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