Mood tracking is used for improving your mental health. The process is simple, you record your mood at set times throughout the day and then look at the results to find “triggers”. Triggers are things that could be causing you to have anxiety, clinical depression or other mood-related disorders.
Aside from just figuring out what the triggers for your mood are, you can also use the diary functionality to write about how you feel to lessen “cognitive burden” or the stress of having to keep things in your mind, which should help you feel better as well. Recording your mood may also let you know if you need to take any PRN medication associated with such a symptom in which case you can use CareClinic as a medication tracker as well.
Many users also use a mood tracker as a self-help technique as part of an overall self-care plan. Self-care is an act of taking cautionary steps outside the doctors’ clinic to help yourself. Below we show you a quick example of how to get started tracking your mood, writing in your journal, and looking at the results in the Reports section.
The Journal section contains a tab called “Daily Values” which gives the power to enter our Mood, see below:
Let’s suppose we came to the journal a few times throughout the day and decided to enter our mood (again these screenshots are from the web app, but the mobile app works the same way for iOS or Android) we could then step back and take a look at Reports (after three entries) and it would produce the following chart:
Mood Journaling Process
If we want to get a better overall glimpse as to how we are doing outside of the chart, we can hop on in the calendar as well, which will show the same thing, along with the remainder of the Daily Values. This can be useful to print or share with your caregiver if needed as it renders more information and provides the day of the week as a reference.
Additional features are always being added to make it easier to track your mood. It is wise to use a full solution to track your health like CareClinic then an app just for mood tracking as it will not provide the same amount of information to make sense of the data you are recording.
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A health diary can be used to track anything related to health quickly. CareClinic is flexible enough to work as a health diary that can be used to track anything that is important to you or your family.
CareClinic’s health journal provides a rich interface where a user can share notes or write down anything related to their day-to-day health or chronic conditions in one place and view it at a later time on a calendar or combine the diary with other metrics that can be tracked such as mood, depression, anxiety, stress, physical activity, sleep, medication and more.
Below we demonstrate how one can start using a simple digital health diary for keeping track of your health and then using a calendar to see the dates you have checked-in to your diary.
Posting to your Health Diary
Once this post is saved, it will be visible in the Logs & Reports section, where you can view it when needed. Along with your post, other metrics related to your health are automatically recorded as well (if they were entered). Remember, what gets measured, gets improved, so it is wise to enter other information along with your diary entry so it can make more sense down the line.
Health Diary Log & Reports
Once this is done, you can also see which days you made an entry in your health diary by going to the calendar section. This helps you measure your adherence or how often you post to your diary. In the example below, there were previous check-ins to the diary so you can see them on the calendar as well.
Health Diary Calendar
At this point, you can see that this user is not consistent in their entries, but is making attempts to journal as much as 3 times a day. We hope you enjoy using CareClinic as a health diary as it is a powerful tool to track and manage your health.
If you haven’t signed up already, you may do so here to begin.
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