Mood journaling

I having been doing the journal for a while. On somedays I struggle correctly picking my mood. Some days I don’t feel tired or sad but I also don’t feel happy and refreshed. Some days I just feel content. This might just me but does anyone else struggle summing up their mood?

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I’ve never been good at describing my mood and emotions. I mostly put tired as my mood by default.

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I’m the same @richard.branchette, and I’ve seen a few others comments about this as well. It’s hard to describe the right moods sometimes.

Some of us were talking about that here

@Kaveh mentioned the following:

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looking at potentially putting “Anger” and “Excitement” into a sofi retirement program - benching them for a little bit, and potentially introducing new characters that can help us dig a little deeper into “Tired” and “Anxious” - two emotional states that seem to summarise many of us.
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And I offered up a ‘meh’ status which is nicely noncommittal :grin:

We currently have:
Tired
Anxiety
Joy
Sad
Happy
Refreshed
Confident
Anger
Excitement

And I’m always playing around in my head with what would work better for me.

The states I feel most relatable about so far are:
Tired
Anxiety = might read better as Anxious
Refreshed

Then I think:
Confident and Excitement are possibly closely related.
Similar to Joy and Happy
And controversially I think Anger and Sad are closely related.

Maybe my personal 8 states would be:
Tired
Anxious
Sad
Meh
Refreshed
Confident
Positive
Happy
And have a final spot left for Content :wink:

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Thank you for sharing this it’s definitely how I feel sometimes l. I just struggle picking a mood a lot of the time my mind is all over the place :sweat_smile: so pinning a mood down can be hard for me :blush:

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Love these @vincent … we are going to be giving the characters a shakeup soon so really love all the thought and suggestions here! Keep them coming!! :pray:

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@richard.branchette there is something we are working on … it’s at feasibility stage right now but something we are looking to introduce … I will see if we can’t pull a sneak peek of it together the next week or … we call them sofi “bubbles” … love to know how you feel about that approach. Give us a little bit more time and should be able to share some stills and ideas here … this would become an additional medium for journaling how we feel not to replace our beloved sofiji characters!

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Oh my, I’m excited! The bubbles are coming!

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Yes i think there should be an “other” too, that way we can sum our mood with our choice of adjective…sad, anxious, depressed, exhausted,… Sorry for choosing negative ones but I haven’t slept this week.,
I usually choose tired as that is my default.
I can’t wait to choose refreshed, happy, joy.

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I like #meh. I also like “wheels spinning” or maybe “stuck”. Hear this a lot from friends, family, colleagues and patients - feel it myself.

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I agree that choosing a mood is tricky and I’m only 2 days into journalling! Really good to hear people’s thoughts for alternative mood options.
General advice for journalling like this is not to overthink the questions if you can and answer with the option that first resonates. If that means ‘tired’ each day for now, then so be it. Subtle differences in how we feel from one day to the next will become clearer the more we journal and with the help of the sofi bubbles, which @Kaveh mentioned we might get to see soon!

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Look forward to nudging the adjectives over the line @saidajanjua … hope you get some rest over the weekend. We see a major effect during week days as opposed to weekends … I have no basis for this assumption but I think quite a lot of sleeplessness may be derives from stress and anxiety at the work place. I read this report a while ago that the greatest source of unhappiness for working folks is a sense of disempowerment - causes no end of frustration and stress. So we see a weekday effect … fingers x’ed you get some rest tonight!

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@Nicki can’t wait to get bubbles out soon! In the meantime - we have noticed something that I would love to have everyone’s views on … you now when you pick one of our characters there is a second level of feedback which is intensity … we are finding a large potion of folks in the middle which I am guessing it means that most people aren’t really thinking about both picking their character and also how strongly they feel that way … so a question here … let me see if we can run a poll here … those who are actually thinking of picking their character versus those who pick their character but also characterise the intensity of their feeling. Love all your comments on this. :pray:

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Thank you so much Kaveh for your reply. I first agree when I used to work, all I did was clock watch… 4am haven’t slept got 3 hours left, sort off a count down and used to go to work all week without any sleep. My job was stressful enough and was mentally challenging. I couldn’t recall information which was vital in my job. Took VR at the end.
Although now I have no stress that I have t slept and have to go in to work, nonetheless my sleep hasn’t improved. Main reasons I think is I’m an over thinker, worrier with a mountain of responsibility and stress on my shoulders. In the daytime, I keep busy, keeping my problems boxed up but at night my subconscious mind goes to work and the thoughts come flooding. I try self therapy on myself at night, changing negative thoughts to positive etc.

Stress I agree is a biggie for us all.
I wish everyone here a peaceful restful sleep.

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Stress of the job impacts so many areas besides sleep. From my experience…

It causes memory loss, feeling like dementia.

It makes me eat more during the week.

An enneagram specialist said that I’m supposed to be a 6 but slipped into a 9 because of stress.

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I agree, I put tired as default as always content but tired. I’m never sad or anxious or anything like that.

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Yes! Absolutely agree. I struggle with it too. There should posdibly be a choice which is just ‘ok’ - not happy or excited but not sad or anxious.

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Something should be released in the next major version of the sofi app which will be a significant game changer … can’t edit for you to see it but it will totally address the feedback from many of the Pioneers and make some new things possible … more on this to come in the next two weeks :wink:

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That sounds really exciting. Good news.

Diana

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