A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses the growing trend of using technology to track and log daily moods. Just as tracking steps can motivate physical activity and sleep can reveal sleep problems, mood tracking aims to help individuals identify patterns and associations between their moods and other factors.
Apple is one of the major players in this space, incorporating mood-tracking features into its Health app and WatchOS updates. The insights can be even more impactful when people can see correlations between their moods and lifestyle factors like sleep and exercise.
Apple has tried to design the mood-tracking feature to be non-judgmental, displaying calm colors and shapes for pleasant and unpleasant emotions. Even though naming negative emotions may help manage them over time, focusing on positive emotions and savoring those moments can also be beneficial.