Mood Tracker by Tyneside is another simple tracking app, but it focuses solely on your mood. It has you rate your current mood on a simple 1 to 10 scale as many times a day as you feel like it. You can then add notes about that particular rating in a simple journal entry. The tracking will show your high and low for each day, and you can view a week at a time.
Since finding out if there is a pattern to your moods and symptoms is such an important first step in diagnosing, mood tracker apps could be beneficial in establishing a pattern. Mood tracking is documenting your emotions day to day to see if there is any kind of noticeable pattern. An app is a very convenient way to do this and there are dozens, if not hundreds, of apps available for both Android and Apple systems.
Different apps approach mood tracking from different angles, and you might want to try a few if you are trying to narrow down a trigger or environmental influence. Daylio is a mood tracker that keeps is simple and versatile. It’s based around a daily micro-diary concept with a simple mood scale and activity tracking.
Utah has been rated as the US’s geekiest state. Not really all that surprising when you look at the rapidly growing convention scene, the plethora of game stores throughout northern Utah, and the increasing number of gaming companies opening development offices in our state. One of the best parts about geek culture is it is based purely on the idea of truly enjoying what makes you happy. This has made the geek community into a supportive and open minded group. And it has made the therapy world take notice.
Whether it is through the joy of learning something new, empathizing with a character from your fandom, or escaping into a game when you need a break, there is nothing quite like being able to just let go and geek out. Geek therapy is all about pulling these established positive resources into the treatment process. With geek culture being so vast and varied, there is a bit of something for everyone.
Krista Clement is the Executive Editor for the Real Caring blog. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org