Mood tracking – it’s a game changer for mental health and wellbeing

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Mood tracking – it’s a game changer for mental health and wellbeing

At Paradigm, we know that self-awareness and emotional balance plays an important role in all our lives. However you spend your working day, taking a moment to reflect on your emotions can be a game-changer for mental well-being.

Have you tried mood tracking? It’s accessible to everyone, and easy to fit into even the busiest of working days.

Express Yourself and Take Control

Writing a diary, journal, or using a mood tracker can help you make sense of the world. Expressing anxiety and working through issues without fear of judgment can be liberating, offering clarity and control, especially during times of stress, depression, or anxiety.

Why Track Your Mood?

Recording your feelings can be beneficial in numerous ways. It helps identify triggers for negative moods, create strategies for managing negativity, and monitor what works for you. It can also unlock the power of creativity, providing a positive and relaxing outlet.

Incorporating mood tracking into your routine

In a society known for its stiff upper lip, embracing self-expression through mood tracking can be a positive action. Set aside a few minutes each day to record your thoughts, whether on paper or through apps like the 5 Minute Journal App or Day One. There’s no wrong answer—express your thoughts freely and consider it a communication tool that you can share on your own terms.

Additional benefits of mood tracking

In a sector closely tied to health and social care, we find incorporating mood tracking into your routine offers unique advantages:

  • Self-Awareness: Mood tracking serves as a compass for self-awareness, empowering you to notice patterns and understand emotional triggers.
  • Identifying Patterns: Recognise recurrent patterns tied to specific situations, people, or times of the day, allowing you to navigate challenges and maximise positive experiences.
  • Building Resilience: Reflect on past entries as a reminder of your strength in overcoming obstacles, finding resilience in the face of life’s ups and downs.
  • Personalised Well-being Strategies: Tailor self-care strategies based on identified triggers and patterns, taking a proactive approach to mental health.
  • Communication and Connection: Sharing mood tracking insights fosters open communication, helping others understand how to support you and breaking down stigmas surrounding mental health.
  • Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring: Use mood tracking as a tool for setting achievable mental health goals and celebrating progress along the way.

Tracking your mood isn’t just about recording emotions; it’s a powerful method for understanding, managing, and enhancing your mental well-being. By incorporating this simple practice into your daily routine, you embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment—one that can lead to a healthier, more balanced, and resilient you.