Still trying to figure yourself out? That’s a big mood.
If you’ve been wanting to get more in touch with yourself, let us introduce you to our fabulous friend whose name is mood tracking (has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?).
Mood tracking is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a practice where you make note of your moods (the good and the not so good) to understand them better. Their triggers, their comforts, some things you may want to change or feel more in control of.
It’s gaining a better understanding of these moods that will help you manage them and feel better, faster.
And we’d love to give you a little more insight into all these beautiful benefits of mood tracking right now! Let’s get into it…
A space to feel your feelings
Sometimes, it’s easier to bottle up our emotions. Or we may just struggle to express them. Having a space to let it all out, however, will help you navigate through your feelings in a healthy way. It will be the biggest emotional release!
The ability to make better choices
Whether it’s a health, lifestyle or any other kind of choice that needs to be made, understanding your moods will help you make the right decision.
Because at the end of the day, you want to make choices that won’t leave you stressed or upset (as much as possible). It’s the ‘go with your gut’ saying that can absolutely become a reality. Which is really your body’s way of telling you that something is or isn’t going to be right for you!
Prevent or avoid triggers
Understanding your moods will help you get to know your triggers.
Half of the time, we don’t even realise what our triggers are until we do the digging! But when you take a beat to reflect on what’s just gotten you down, you have a stronger chance of pinpointing the underlying cause.
Then, you are given the knowledge that will help you prevent or avoid these triggers if/when they circle back.
Understand what affects your mood
Similar to triggers, there can be other things that affect your mood (in either a positive or negative way).
This can be your surroundings, people in your life, literally so many things that can be impacting the way you feel at any given time.
Appreciate the better days
You know what? You probably have more better days than you realise — but you just haven’t had the chance to stop and smile about it!
Tracking your moods will bring to light the days that really rocked and this can brighten your spirits.
More ‘you time’
Taking the time to sit down and check in with yourself is valuable ‘you time’.
In itself, this is a form of self-care — which will contribute to a better mood! Your mind will thank you for stepping back from the noise to record and reflect.
We hope this has given you the spark you needed to start mood tracking!
P.S. … we will be releasing our Mental Health Planner with dedicated space where you can track your mood. More on that soon…