Tracking. 7. (March 3-10)

Thoughts

Alright, I have something disappointing to inform you all. I find this tracking happiness is tedious, and it makes me depressed sometimes. ‘Sometimes’ means the past week, and it seems to continue this week. I believe it is my personal, mental state or something weird is happening, not the application itself. However, everyday when I wake up, my phone constantly reminds me to track my behavior that is related to ‘happiness‘. Thus, this leads to the term ‘over-focusing‘ (I invented?!), especially when the tracking comes to the classification (work, leisure, etc). For instance, when the subject is thinking about other person constantly while doing other things (homework, running errands, communication through technology), should the person classify the primary physical task as the factor, or the mental state that determines the rest of the survey? At least this is one example that might explain my situation where I focus too much on my mental state, and it results in the lower rating of happiness (in some cases, there is no fluctuation at all among dots).

Data

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Again, I focus on the highest frequency that appears in seven short questions. I have spent most of my time at home, doing things that I could do at home. For example, running errands, reading, listening to music could keep myself busy enough. (I cannot really recall the what RED ARROW indicates) Anyhow, do you see the question ‘how would you classify what you are doing’? And, this is what gives the madness of the graphs. Mostly, I find it difficult to recall, re-justify what I have done is ‘work’, but they are not other categories in my mind. Two good things still remain the same; I probably prefer working with others, more focusing on what I was/ am doing rather than thinking about the results/ mind-wondering.

Let’s place tracking aside for a moment. ‘Happiness‘ is the key that makes me choose this application in the first place, and naturally I have been watching so many videos that may have relationships with it. Here is one inspiring Talk that I think I should share with you all. LESSON that I have learned from it: I guess if we block sadness, discomfort, impatience away, we also block happiness away. Perhaps, it is the complex mixture of emotions that makes happiness ‘happiness‘.

DATA (problem)

t85Here is one graph that I pull out for you to solve because I have a hard time decoding this. The happiness grading scale works just fine; nevertheless, the frequency looks just so weird that I could not even come up a question on it…

If you have tried the same application, please leave a comment that helps me to read it properly (big hug).

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