Why Mood Tracking is More Important than You Think
You know when you suddenly find that your background mood has deteriorated, and you haven’t really noticed it happening? You wake up in a bad mood more often. You feel more pessimistic. Everything just seems a bit ugh.
Our moods change frequently. But you needn’t accept feeling a bit low as the norm. There are things you can do to feel more upbeat and positive.
The reason that this matters (aside from the personal discomfort of feeling low) is that when you feel happier your attention, energy and focus are also improved. You are more likely to be positive. And positivity, in turn, makes you happier. So the whole thing is self-perpetuating.
For the next fortnight I am running a Feel Good Challenge. In week one participants receive a daily e-mail focused on lifting and maintaining mood. In week two the prompts continue, but the focus shifts to the mind body connection, mood foods, movement and healthy feel good habits.
The aim with all the prompts is that they can be done in 5-15 minutes, but that they have profound impacts when practised over time.
The best way that I think I can explain the challenge is to say that when you treat yourself well, you value yourself more.
The value of tracking your mood throughout the challenge is to recognise what works for you and what doesn’t. To be able to see what triggers low mood, and to put plans in place to mitigate that. Tracking is a way of collating useful data on yourself.
Although the challenge has already started, you can still sign up here. E-mail me if you would like to receive the links to the prompts you have missed.
You won’t want to miss out on the upcoming e-mails, which will include guest posts from nutritionist Becky Jones. If you want to know more about Becky, follow this link to her website.
Here are some excellent mood tracking resources