You can’t manage what you don’t measure
If you plan to manage your time or money, firstly you should define what are your daily routines, which one has more priority and what can be ignored. Then it would be easier to manage your expenditure based on what you really have to do, what you prefer to do and what you shouldn’t do at all while it would have any effect on your life quality.
The same as tracking your mood. Do you remember when was the last time you felt anxious, stressed or disappointed? What was the last situation that you felt completely defeated and impatient?
What did you do in all of these cases to help your mind refreshed and start again?
Moods are temporary but effective
The tricky thing about moods is that they are temporary, and can come and go without warning, cause, or reason. This is why, unlike emotions, which arise due to, or as a result of, specific events, moods represent our overall state, and determine how we interpret or approach external motivations. Also, they can last much longer than emotions.
Moods are those feelings that accompany our perception and evaluation of incoming motivation. The mood has a huge influence on the way we think, react, and specifically in the actions, we take in our everyday life.
The fact is that moods can stay long enough to improve or destroy our motivation and effect on our daily tasks and decisions.
Hey, How are you today?
Usually, If your friend comes to you and asks how are you? The typical answer will be ‘fine’! While you don’t have to explain all your real feelings to everyone. But If you come to yourself and ask ‘hey, how am I now?’ That moment of thinking a little to discover how you really feel and how you really are is the moment of self-acknowledged. You ask your brain and he wouldn’t be shy to answer you frankly.
Really?! why do you feel so?
The next moment of thinking ‘why do you feel so?’ is the moment of self-concept clarity. Are you honestly angry about your colleagues or you feel that you don’t receive what you deserve at work? Maybe you are not brave enough with yourself to clarify it and go to ask for promotion and recognition? Mood tracking can be an easy process to find more about your inside feelings and your behavioral patterns.
It is simple but handy. After a while of tracking what makes you happy, mad or disappointed, and passing the moment of self-acknowledged and self-concept clarity your brain can not trick you about the feelings. You will discover those behavioral patterns which annoy you, make you stressed or angry. So can try to avoid facing them again.
When you are more positive, you gather more positive energy
The same as good feelings, when you find out what really makes you fresh and positive, you are more likely to do it again and again. It’s the main effect of mood tracking to help you improve. When you are more positive, you gather more positive energy from the world. with more energy, you can make better and more clear choices, which is always a good thing. That’s why, the purposeful act of widening our attention to recognize positive motivation not only helps us maintain our positive effect, but provides us with more resources by which to refer back to it.
Having a mind that’s filled with negative thoughts and self-talk leads to aggression, hopelessness, and can cause depression.
This is why tracking your mood can be useful for those wishing to add more balance and objectivity to their lives.