The mood chart is a simple way to help you become objective about what is going on in your body, mind, emotions, and environment. Objectivity is the key to developing the ability to keep your life in balance.
* Mark the chart at the end of the day. You may want to post it on the inside of your medicine cabinet or by your toothbrush so it is easily remembered.
* You will need to keep the chart for 3 – 6 months in order to see regular patterns.
* Take the completed chart with your therapist or health professional so they can get a look at what is going on.
* The chart is set up so that a negative answer is marked black. If you add additional items to observe, make sure to scale it so that a darkened square identifies an unsatisfactory quality. This way you will have a visual representation of when your life is at it’s most negative and get some clues as to what might have contributed to this being the case.