Saturday, December 07, 2013
Been tracking my mood for about 2 months now on an online site called Moodscope. It's based in Great Britain. To make the tracking as objective as possible they ask you to rank your mood from very little/not at all - extreme on 20 cards. Then the result is plotted on a graph. You can add a small comment to your plot point on the graph and that is really useful because you can make a note to remind you what was happening on that day.
I just got done plotting my graph for today and spent some time looking at the graphs for the last two months. It is a bit disturbing to me. My moods are going up and down like a yo-yo. There is a lot going on right now so that is definitely contributing to the yo-yo graph. I don't see it changing anytime soon. However it is very useful to see just how your mood goes because it makes you aware of the need to work on. It also makes you aware of the feelings you may not even be acknowledging. Since I suffer from anxiety, lack of awareness of feelings really contributes to that anxiety.
It's another tool in the arsenal of getting better and stronger.