Working on Wellbeing - Mood Tracking
After one month, I began to acknowledge that I was pretty happy or content most days, but not because I was over-achieving anything. Its important to keep track of the things you are doing that make your days feel brighter. Being mindful of those you are connecting with, where you have been spending your time and what you have been spending it on. Constantly trying to be everything to everyone, will lead to burn out and stress will not be resolved, just recharged.
Sleep is a wonderful thing and if you are lucky to have a run of a couple of days of Extra Good Sleep, its way more likely that your mood will be restored. Likewise, if you have been running about all day after the kids, or working until midnight and then trying to make sure you have run the allocated miles on your training guide.. it's no wonder your brain is too wired to sleep properly and your follow up day's mood is less than glowing.
I was just starting to recognise that I am happier when I just concentrate on my own needs and my family. Keeping up with friends on the phone, or with a walk outdoors, those days really helped to keep my head clear and to spot when I was feeling blue and needing to unwind or talk to others.
So take the 'stupid mood chart', that 'doesn't help anyone, anyhow' and give it a try :)
You might be surprised at the results too xx