ELEVATE STATE OF MIND
In actively monitoring your mental and emotional well-being, it is always helpful to leverage the support and resources available to you. For instance, the Mood Tracking is a positive psychology technique used to capture quintessential compounding thoughts that define your happiness, sadness, pride, anger, surprise, fear or disgust. A stable mood or mental state is the most distinguishable, meaningful way to manage the connection between your emotions and situations that come your way. The outcomes depend on your commitment to track how you feel, consistently!
Everyday experiences are consumed by various emotions, and this is why it is so vital that you identify relevant tools to track your mood. So, let’s get down to the nifty, gritty of it all…. human emotions can be so complicated, but from my point of view, humans just need to take responsibility. Bottom line, this passage will afford you the ability to create a non-intrusive routine that empowers regulation and boosts mood naturally.
Understanding your mood always proves liberating, especially in efforts to actively monitor your well-being. This can be actualized, without a doubt. Meaning, you should always elevate your pursuit for adaptive resilience. That said, monitoring your mood should be a priority in such unprecedented times. With all that’s happening these days, you need to feel better faster. Being privy to holistic mannerisms quantifies stout management of lifestyle choices; making iron-willed mental, emotional, and physical decisions.
As adults and/or parents, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and young people on how mood tracking and resilience can offset crippling factors that often lead to debilitating emotional responses. Truth be told, we all get moody from time to time, simply because it is a natural part of our emotional rhythm. But for youth and teens, mood is more intense and will absolutely influence their cognitive processes like motivation, attention, social interaction, and, a matter-of course, decision-making. I must pen here; You DO NOT have to live with a mental health disorder to experience severe mood discomfort. It could actually be a persistent shift in your accustomed emotional disposition caused by current circumstances. However, if you experience intense moods for more than two weeks, don’t hesitate to seek medical assistance.
Moodiness has such emotional power that it can amplify harmful risks while significantly impacting all aspects of life. Extreme or a prolonged heightened mood will absolutely interfere with living your life. An effective self-help monitoring chart can help address negative emotions while seamlessly identifying how actions influence outcomes. So, here are strategies to track and regulate emotional state and consistently elevate state of mind for all family members.
- Create a private mood diary or journal
- Create or print an age-appropriate coloring Emotional Journal
- Create a Mood Vision Board
- Download a Mood Tracker or Chart App for all family members
- Identify a calendar to create a color-coded system and chart mood daily
- Use a recording device to record and track daily emotions
- A daily log to track habits (diet, sleep patterns, physical activity, social life and stress levels)
- Monitor daily physical activity
- Schedule designated family time
Mental wellness in Positive Psychology is about having a healthy self-image and esteem. Resilience is the protective factor that helps you adapt and cope with shifting moods, caused by environmental/external factors, that may affect your overall confidence. A negative mood induces a certain behavior, generally minimizing the ability to maintain control or to make healthy decisions. This is why it is vital that you monitor your mood- quickly identify patterns or triggers or behaviors that diminish your psychological resilience.