Tracking Your Mood

by Neseret on July 19, 2011

Track Your Mood
They say YOU create your own reality and the universe is simply reflecting back to you the essence of how you’re feeling about it!

Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss.” Abraham shows you where you left your compass.

Your compass? Your emotions. THEY ARE YOUR GUIDE.

And, as such, no one—no institution, “movement,” family or friends—not even Abraham—is better qualified to direct you. Your emotions are your very own GPS (Global Positioning System), a rock-steady, unfailing and unerring “personal navigational device” to get you where you want to go.

~ Jerry and Esther Hicks ~ from the teachings of Abraham ~

Why track your mood?

Tracking your mood has many benefits including the following.

* helps you look at patterns of changes and fluctuations on a daily basis

* helps you to become more in tune with your inner self

* helps you identify the things that make you feel good or bad

* helps you to focus in the present moment

* helps you to be aware of possible triggers

* helps you determine whether therapy or medication are effective

* allows you to identify the impact of medication changes

* will enable you to see early warning signs if moods dropping

* helps women track hormonal fluctuations associated with menstruation and menopause

* assists your psychiatrist or therapist to make a more accurate risk assessments

* gives you extra motivation to continue treatment when you notice positive changes

How do you track your mood?

What is the best way to track your mood?

There are many ways you can track your mood. One way is to do it through journaling which is extremely effective. Journaling is a great way to keep track of your mood as well as your thought patterns. This obviously takes a certain amount of time and level of commitment.

If you have time constraints there are various less time consuming online resources to assist you track your mood. One of the best online mood tracking programs I’ve come across is MoodTracker.com. They have excellent free as well as paid (Moodtracker Plus) online mood tracking system.

Mood tracker is a privately owned company operating since January 2005. The founder started the site to help his wife have better success tracking her moods after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since that time the site has grown to a modest community of users who are keenly interested in their health and wellbeing. The site’s operating expenses are funded through Google Ads and through MoodTracker Plus+ sales. MoodTracker Plus+ is an enhanced version of the free version of MoodTracker that includes pie charts, significant event tracking, and exercise tracking.

What is so great about Moodtracker.com?

Graphical Mood Chart: The mood chart shows your daily mood level along with your hours of sleep and your medications. The chart can show a month, a quarter, or a year of information.

Public Forum: They provide a forum for discussion. The forum is unique because you can share your mood chart and medication history with others (ie: your health care provider or family member). Now you can give and take feedback with other forum members.

Medication History: The Medication History helps you keep track of what medications you’re taking now as well as what medications you’ve had in the past. Dosage amounts and dosage frequency are tracked too.

Support Alerts: With Support Alerts you can schedule text messages to be sent to a cell phone on a periodic basis to remind you to take your medications, or to notify a friend that you are having a depressive or manic episode. It also works with e-mail.

Connect with Your Caregiver: Because your mood chart and medication history are online, it’s easy to give your caregiver access to it. Now your caregiver can take a more active role in your treatment.

I’m concerned about security. How is my information protected?

One of the first things that may come to your mind when considering tracking your mood online maybe the security and privacy of your information. Mood tracker has the following strategies in place to protect your personal information. Here is a direct quote from their FAQ section about confidentiality.

Anonymity

You can make yourself completely anonymous on our website. We optionally gather your name which can be displayed on printable mood charts that are typically taken to doctor visits. We gather your email address only for the purpose of helping you recover your password if you forget it. If you choose to enter a fake email address, that is OK. You are free to be completely anonymous.

Encryption

Our login feature uses industry standard SSL encryption to securely transmit your username and password information from your computer to our server. This protects you from the possibility of a third party viewing in clear text your username and password as it passes from your computer to our server. Once a secure session has been established your interactions with our server are no longer encrypted. This enhances the responsiveness and speed of the site.

Voluntary Sharing

There are two ways your can share your information. The first is through our caregiver feature which lets you show your information to your caregiver via the Internet. This type of information sharing is only available to your caregiver whom you have voluntarily given permission to view your information. The second way is through our forum which gives you the ability to disclose whatever information you choose.

To Learn more about moodtracker’s services and to create your FREE moodtracker account visit Moodtracker.com. You’ll be on your way to tracking your mood within minutes.

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Blessings and Peace,

Neseret,

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