What is a mood journal?
MoodPanda mood journal
A daily diary or a gratitude journal to record your day-to-day life can help your brain process your thoughts and feelings, aiming to leave you feeling happier, calmer and more in control.
Many different things can affect your mood.
Keeping a mood journal helps you to track and understand how certain events and situations affect how you feel. You don't just record the positive aspects of your day, you log what made feel negative, too. By keeping track of your ups and downs, over time you'll build up a clear picture of what affects your mood.
Being aware of the scenarios that have a negative impact on your mood means you can take extra care of yourself in those difficult times, and can empower you to work towards making them a positive scenario.
In the same way, you can boost your mood by being aware of what makes you feel more positive. This is especially important now, when so much of what we’re experiencing is beyond our control.
A mood journal is useful if you've been unable to specify why you're feeling the way you are, for a while. Keeping a mood journal will help you to notice patterns in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, which you can then address. This can then help you process the feelings.
Evidence suggests that one of the main reasons mood journals have such a positive impact on our mental wellbeing is the sense of empowerment and control they can bring. During periods of low mental wellbeing it can feel as though our mind is not our own. We don't recognise our own thoughts and feelings.
Trying to understand our emotions is the first step towards managing them. Identifying our triggers gives us control of our own mental wellbeing and helps us to understand that we’re not going to feel like this forever.
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