Title: The Mood Diary
Author: Andrea Harrn
The Mood Diary is a 4-week therapeutic diary where you track your mood, emotions, energy levels, sleep patterns, food, drink, and daily exercise.
It’s a daily journal to use, to monitor and reflect on how your day is going. It’s very easy to use and comes with guided questions to help with self-awareness. The Mood Diary is a solution-focused journal to help you find ways to lead a healthier and happier life.
What does The Mood Diary include?
- Breakout free writing pages to encourage self-reflective journalling
- Daily Gratitude List
- Daily Positive Affirmation
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Worksheets
- Weekly assessment
- Self Care Wellness Wheel
- Tips, strategies, and guidance
- Ways to achieve a positive mindset
- Final Evaluation
- Goal Setting
Although it’s a 4-week diary, the changes you make from tracking your daily moods and activities will help you shift into a more positive mindset. This can lead to a lasting impact on your lifestyle and overall well-being.
What are the benefits of keeping a daily journal?
- Boost your mood
- Improve your emotional well-being
- Increase self-awareness
- Understand emotions and feelings
- Increase emotional intelligence
- It can help manage your mental health
How has The Mood Diary helped me?
I personally started using this diary at the end of May 2020. I felt overwhelmed with my emotions for a number of reasons and wanted to manage them better. As a mum, I felt like I did not have enough time to sit down and do anything for myself. However, when I came across The Mood Diary I realised that I only needed 10 minutes at the end of each day to sit down and record my thoughts on paper.
Within a few days, I started to notice where I needed to improve in my life in terms of my eating habits and sleeping pattern. There’s something about writing down exactly what you did. It makes things more real and gives you the motivation to want to change it a little each day. When I started writing down how many hours of sleep I was getting it made me want to get more sleep so I would be more energised for my kids the next day.
I also found the daily gratitude journalling important. Even when I had a bad day I had to stop and remind myself what I was thankful for. My health, my family, my safety and the list goes on.
Gratitude helps to put things into perspective and makes you smile at the end of a tough day.
I also benefited a lot from using the CBT worksheets and felt empowered to know that I can actively change my thinking pattern and think more positively. I realised what my reoccurring themes are in holding me back when it comes to living my life to the fullest.
Self-discovery and exploration is a beautiful thing when you want to grow personally and professionally.
Gain better insight and clarity using The Mood Diary.
I hope this will help anyone who is looking into daily journaling or want to use a therapeutic diary.
Whether you’re a busy mum trying to manage everything in life or a hard working student or professional, everyone can benefit from holistic self-reflection and finding ways to lead happier and healthier lives.
I feel like I have gained more clarity in my life and know where to make the changes and stick to them.
Click here if you want to purchase a copy of The Mood Diary
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