Updated: Apr 29
Moods and emotions are part and parcel of our human experience but how well do we understand them? Each one of our emotions are triggered by a range of reasons and keeping a log of what we feel and when we feel them is a powerful way to take care of our mental health. Here are three reasons why you should start recording your moods.
1. Allow Yourself to Feel Your Feelings
Oftentimes we get caught in the motion of it all, brushing aside how we feel in the urge to get through the day or to complete the tasks ahead of us. But what if we actually allowed ourselves the space to be in tune with how we feel and tried to understand them better? Not wanting to permit yourself to feel a certain type of way could be due to certain events that have happened in the past and could actually be holding you back. With a mood tracker, you would get a visual indicator of the feelings you may be hiding but should actually be expressing instead for better communication.
2. Figure Out How to Take Better Care of Yourself
Once you have a comprehensive mood tracker, you will be able to see a pattern – which type of triggers, i.e. actions, events, or even people that cause you to feel upset or unhappy with yourself. The log serves as a reference point of the things that cause you unhappiness so that you can decide on what to do next. That could range from avoiding such situations altogether to figuring out how to face the issues to become more resilient in the long run. For example, do you often find yourself procrastinating when it comes to only a certain task? A mood tracker can put that into a visual format to help you realise it in a much clearer way.
3. Get the Help You Need
Ultimately, your mood tracker also serves as an amazing insight into the issues you may be facing when you choose to see a mental health professional. It would help the professional identify and guide an appropriate course of treatment or therapy that would be easier to address what you’re going through.
We’re Here to Help
Start tracking your mood and enjoy a wide range of benefits today! Check out the free mood tracker available now in our easy-to-use app ThoughtFullChat and log your mood daily to get a clear overview of your feelings. Find it in Grow and enter your most significant mood of the day with Log My Mood. It’s that easy.
Wait no longer and download our app on the App Store here and Google Play here for more tips, tricks, and strategies you need or chat with one of our ThoughtFull Professionals for any help you may require.
Our ThoughtFull Professionals are credentialed mental health professionals. Through the chat, the Professionals will partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that will assist you in maximising your personal and professional potential areas of your life.