How do you feel today? Does eating certain foods trigger mood changes? Does extra stress at work or home affect how you feel about life?
Optimism is a free Mac app that can help monitor and manage your mental health. It’s a comprehensive mood chart so you can track depression, physical issues, or any mental health conditions on a daily basis. Optimism tracks anything that can affect or alter your moods.
The app is simple to use, and using it on a daily basis gives you more insight into what triggers mood changes. Rate your mood, rate how well you coped, slept, and exercised.
Even better, Optimism tracks your responses over time, including symptoms, triggers and generates reports and charts, and offers Stay Well strategies.
Over time you gain more understanding about situations or foods which may cause problems. This gives you an opportunity to watch for early warning signs of symptoms.
Think of Optimism as a health diary, but instead of typing or writing the details, you can point and click on options, or simply move a slider left and right to reflect different information components.
Optimism also helps health providers by providing daily, detailed histories which are quickly and easily reviewed. Optimism isn’t a replacement for professional care (always consult a doctor), but can easily be used to improve your health strategy.
And, it’s free.