Plotting your moods on a chart and making changes based on these patterns can be an effective tool for treating bipolar disorder, or anyone suffering from negative moods.
Psychologists have long since used this method. Encouraging patients to write a mood diary, charting on a scale of one to ten how they are feeling, writing what they have eaten, how much money they have spent, how many cigarettes they smoked, just about anything that could be charted on a daily basis. When Bi-polar sufferer and former neuro surgeon Liz Miller was going through her long struggle with the mental illness, she began mood mapping out of obsessive introspection. She believed that if she wrote everything down she could look for clues so she didn’t have to be ill again.
A simple but effective concept as she realised that you could plot energy and wellbeing as two axes and put four basic moods on a…Read more