I found keeping a Mood Diary (download mooddiary.pdf) and a Mood Chart very useful. I used a chart to keep track of my mood for the day, whether it is up or down. I also use a Mood Diary to record my activities throughout the day and I rate my mood for each activity. Increasing number of downs on my Mood Chart or Mood Diary is a red light for me to take action, re-examine my lifestyle and make changes, if necessary.
I also use a Journal to write down my thoughts, feelings and reflections. This can be very therapeutic. I find writing to friends to share with them my experiences can also be very therapeutic. So is developing this blog to share with you and other readers. Thank you for lending me a “listening ear”.