In today’s day and age, stressors are lurking around at every single point. That’s why it isn’t uncommon to find yourselves anxious for both professional and personal reasons from time to time. Now, some degree of stress is normal and perhaps even important, as anxiety signals that something critical needs our attention. The issue, however, arises when our response to various pain points in our life becomes exaggerated or takes shape as the focal point of our attention. This constant flux in our mood can be better managed by ‘mood tracking’.
Mood tracking is a positive psychology technique to improve mental health, where a person records their mood. This is preferably done at set time intervals, in order to identify patterns in how their mood varies during the course of a day or week.
Mood tracking entails keeping a daily record of your symptoms and the associated triggers. Yeah, it is as simple as that but extremely helpful. For instance, people with anxiety may record their triggers such as travelling to work during rush hours and can avoid situations or develop coping mechanisms to avert panic or anxiety attacks.
There are various ways of tracking one’s mood:
Practically everything we think and do is impacted by our mood and this in turn affects not just our stress levels, but also critical decision-making abilities. The term ‘mood’ refers to the number of persistent feelings that accompany our perception and evaluation of incoming stimuli and has a huge influence on the way we react, specifically in the actions we take and the feelings that get created throughout that process. In such a situation, mood tracking can have multiple positive effects on our mental health that include:
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Ladies, mood tracking is extremely simple and can have an extremely positive impact on how you feel on a daily basis!