How do I track my wellness journey?
Research shows that tracking your progress works
What does it mean to track my progress?
Tracking your progress is an approach to wellness that involves measuring how you’re doing. You can do this by using tools such as questionnaires and self-assessments. On Wellness Together Canada, we use a quick self-assessment that asks about your mood, well-being, and functioning (whether you feel able to carry out your regular activities).
When you create an account, you’ll be able to complete the self-assessment. After that, you can choose to receive reminders (over email or SMS) to retake the self-assessment regularly. As you continue to complete the self-assessment, you’ll be able to see how your results might be changing over time.
Why track my progress?
Research shows that tracking your progress works. People are more likely to achieve their goals if they’re tracking their progress regularly. Some common examples of ways that people measure their behaviour include tracking the number of steps they take each day, what time they go to bed, and the number of hours they sleep.
Self-assessments can help you understand your unique situation. We know that mental wellness is a very personal journey, and that everybody has different wellness goals and needs.
Ready to start tracking your progress?
Once you create an account, you can start completing regular mental wellness self-assessments. You’ll also get access to more free mental health and substance use resources.
When people track their progress throughout their wellness journey, their outcomes are up to 50% better.
I never really knew what caused my stress. Actually seeing it and understanding the biggest triggers of my stress helped me implement change in my life. I could study a couple days earlier for a test and noticed a big change.
The tracker was good for me to journal … worries I was having and helped process what I'd experienced day to day.