Visualize Your Mood
Summary: So many notebooks and planners ask you to enter your mood each day, but how do you see your mood over time? In this lesson you’ll learn how to use Muryō to visualize your mood over time, using an analog data approach.
Time needed: 3 minutes
- Muryō Insert
- Your favorite notebook (mine is the Leuchtturm1917 Dotted A5*)
- Pen or pencil of choice (mine is the Pilot Metropolitan Collection Gel Roller Pen*)
1.Insert your Muryō Insert behind the page you’re working on. I make it a habit to journal each day and mark my mood at the top of that page. Feel free to mark your mood on any page and you can even do it several times a day. You might be quite happy to start your day, but you may grow frustrated with a tough client and want to express that while your taking sales call notes.
Line up Muryō.
2.Line up your Muryō Insert. If you’re using a typical A5-sized notebook Muryō will line up nicely, otherwise, just be sure you’re lining up the insert the same way each time.
Mark the edge of the page.
3.Use your pen or pencil to mark the edge of the page. Once you’ve lined up the Muryō Insert your going mark the edge of the page with a little scribble over the icon that best represents your mood. If you’re between two icons that’s ok, just place your scribble in the spot that best represents how you feel.
Visualize your mood.
4. Close your notebook and review your mood over time. With your scribbles in place, you’ll be able to see how you’ve been feeling over time. Notice how the scribbles form something akin to a scatter plot graph.
Please note, it’s not vital – though you may choose to do this – to know exactly how many days you had felt happy vs angry. What’s important is the general summary, are most of your days considered happy ones? If not add new habits and goals that will encourage you to feel better and be happier and slowly move those moods to the right.