You've got the mindset. You know the rules. Now it's time to get on the field.
To play the game, you've got to keep score. That's why we created the MHL Scorecard – a simple, effective way to stick to your game plan and improve your mental health.
How does it work?
It's simple. Every day is a game that you're trying to win. At the end of every day, you simply mark if you won or lost the day and why on your MHL Scorecard.
How do I win the day?
A "win" will be different for everyone. It could simply be getting out of bed and going to work, it could be sticking to your routine, taking medication, or working towards your goals. How you define the "win" is up to you, tracking it is really what's important.
How will that help me prioritize my mental health?
It seems too easy, but it helps in such a big way. By marking your wins and losses, you can easily see how you're doing. By writing a simple reason as to why, you force yourself to confront things getting in your way. If you see yourself losing day after day for the same reason, you know what you need to work on. If you have a win streak, you're motivated to keep it going. Beyond that, if you share your progress with your community, they can help hold you accountable.
BONUS: Habit & Mood Tracking
We've also added habit (aka plays) and mood tracking (aka momentum) to the Scorecard. While these don't determine if you win or lose the day, they can help you uncover patterns for improving your game plan. For example, you could be depressed, but if you still got up and ran some plays, you could consider that a win. Or if you're up and didn't stick to your game plan, you could consider that a loss. It's really up to you.
Where do I get it?
Enter your email below and we'll send you your weekly scorecard. We'll also send you weekly tips, motivation, and plenty more surprises to help you along your journey.
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