Mood tracking apps: are they worth it?

Are mood tracking apps worth it?

Keeping a mood journal is an excellent way to monitor your emotions and thoughts. It can be used to discover a relation between your mood and certain situations or behaviours. The way you keep track of your emotions doesn’t really matter, what’s important is that you use a method that works for you. You can write down your mood at certain time intervals, answer a set of questions whenever your mood changes, fill in a form every evening, etc. Some prefer pen and paper, others use mood tracking apps.

I decided to start tracking my mood a few months ago but I am still trying to find the method that works best for me. One of the things I really wanted to try out were mood tracking apps. I downloaded Moodtrack Diary, the most popular mood tracking app in my store region, and used it to actively track my feelings for two weeks. Besides Moodtrack Diary, I also tried out Emoly for a few days.

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Shoplog: Five new plants

Five new plants: cactus shopping

I don’t have a garden or a balcony, for which I compensate by filling my apartment with plants. Succulents are definitely my favourite type. They come in many different shapes and colors, and they’re easy to take care of. I water mine only once or twice a month and they’ve survived perfectly fine so far. Yesterday I went to Ikea to buy some storage boxes and decided to shop for plants as well while I was there. My plan was to buy one or two, but I ended up buying five instead.

Usually Ikea has a lot of choice, but I was a bit disappointed this time. Most of their succulents and cacti were extremely small and I had a hard time finding two that I liked. After a long search I ended up buying an aloe vera plant and a cactus.

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6 things that scare me when traveling

Scared when traveling

Going on a vacation should be a relaxing, happy experience. However, for me it often is an extremely stressful time. There is so much that can go wrong and every little inconvenience feels worse when it happens in a country you’re not familiar with. I just got back from a holiday outside of Norway, and created a list of everything that scares me when traveling.

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Kombucha tea review

Kombucha review

I’ve always enjoyed tea a lot and ever since I quit coffee tea has become my go-to drink. Most of the time I stick with herbal teas, such as chamomile tea or rooibos. They’re naturally caffeine free and come in many different flavors. However, sometimes I enjoy a cup of black or green tea as well, specially early in the morning. A while ago I was on YouTube looking for new and creative ways to consume my tea. That’s when I first came across kombucha tea. Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea and is supposed to be very healthy.

It sounded really interesting to me, but I didn’t want to produce it myself. So when I came across a whole assortment of kombucha teas in the local health store, I knew I had to give it a try. I ended up buying a bottle from Kombucha Bryggeriet, a local producer. In this blogpost I’ll share my first experience with the beverage.

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Third summer since moving to Norway

Third summer since moving to Norway

This is my third summer here since moving to Norway. During the last semester of university, almost three years ago, I was an intern at a design agency in Oslo. I lived here for three months, from February to June. And I liked it a lot. SoI started searching for a proper job and immediately after graduating I moved back here. Moving to Norway was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I still enjoy living in Oslo. Last month I wrote a blogpost about questions related to my immigration. This time, to celebrate my 2 year anniversary here, I’m writing a post about what my first three summers looked like.

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