MindCare helps you to understand your feelings better in everyday life.
Think about which feelings weigh you down in day-to-day life and which feelings you would like to develop. Choose a maximum of the three most important ones to track.
Use the MindCare app to help you record your activities several times each day, along with the corresponding emotions. This might annoy you a little at first, but over time you’ll be able to see which activities are good for you and which can trigger uncomfortable feelings. This will help you to find out which activities you should integrate into your daily routine and to understand better how different emotions develop.
If you are currently receiving psychotherapy, discuss with your therapist how you could use the app as part of the therapy.
Which emotions should I record?
The general rule is to record all emotions that you would like to change in some way. If you want to reduce tension or anxiety, keep an eye on these emotions in the app. If you want to improve your current mood or find out what makes you feel happy, make a record of these emotions.
If you're not sure which emotions are relevant for you, or you find it difficult to label your different emotions, then choose several emotions to track. Regular surveys from the app will help you train your ability to label emotions and you will soon recognise which emotions you need to keep track of.
Here are a few tips for specific diagnoses:
You want to find out which activities are good for you, which situations make you feel good, and what causes tension or other feelings? MindCare can help you with this.
- Other emotions that you want to understand better, e.g. anxiety or happiness
Focus on tracking your mood.
If you are concerned about other emotions such as emptiness, sadness or loneliness, feel free to track these too. Happiness can also be a sensible metric for helping you identify which activities make you feel better.
Extreme feelings of tension are one of the primary symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Because of this, make sure that you keep track of your tension.
If other emotions, such as anger, emptiness or anxiety, are relevant for you then record them too. Make sure that you don’t track too many emotions, since this can quickly become tiring.
Uncontrolled eating often arises out of an attempt to make yourself feel emotionally better. Have you ever noticed yourself feeling particularly tense, sad or empty before recurrent overeating? Do you know why you came to feel that way? Why not find out so that you can understand the causes behind these feelings. Here are some suggestions for emotions that it might be helpful to track:
If you already know or find out over time that a particular emotion has nothing to do with your recurrent overeating then don’t record it.
If you frequently suffer from anxiety, panic, or excessive worries it can be helpful to keep track of and to analyse the following emotions:
Think about which emotions weigh you down most. For example, it might make sense to focus on better understanding how the following emotions develop:
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