A while ago (54 days if you are counting) I downloaded this app on my phone. It lets me track my mood. My phone beeps at me 3 times a day, I swipe to unlock the phone, the app pops up, and I pick one from the list. It can’t be any easier, and its the first tracker that I’ve stuck with for more than three days. There’s also a feature where you can take notes about your day, but I don’t have that kind of dedication.
Even though I’ve been tracking for nearly 2 months, I hadn’t shared with my therapist because there was no pattern. Today, she was trying to find a pattern…any pattern. I pulled out my phone and showed her this:
She took one look at it. “Well that doesn’t look like fun.” The next 5 minutes were spent scrolling in and out and analyzing it. It took me a minute to catch up with her.
I was riding on the assumption that graph was relatively normal. I mean, it’s shows more stability than I’ve had in years.
While I’m more stable that I have been…I still have a ways to go. I’m hanging onto the hope that it can get better.