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Apple has consistently pushed the boundaries of health and fitness with its Apple Watch, and now it’s taking a step further by focusing on mental well-being. One of the notable features of the updated Mindfulness app with watchOS 10 is the ability to track your mood directly on your Apple Watch. Let’s explore how you can make the most of this feature and promote better mental health.
Understanding the State of Mind Feature on Apple Watch
According to Apple, mental health is just as vital as physical health, and taking time to reflect on your state of mind can enhance emotional awareness and resilience. With the Mindfulness app in watchOS 10, users gain discreet and convenient access to log their instant emotions and daily mood. Using the digital crown, you can navigate through visually appealing multidimensional shapes to select how you’re feeling, identify the significant factors influencing your mood, and describe your emotions.
Tracking Mood on Your Apple Watch: Step-by-Step Instructions
To begin tracking your mood using watchOS 10, ensure that your Apple Watch is running the beta version of the operating system. Note that once you upgrade to watchOS 10, you cannot revert to watchOS 9. If you need assistance with the installation process, refer to our comprehensive guide.
- Open the Mindfulness app on your Apple Watch running watchOS 10.
- Choose the State of Mind option.
- Upon the initial launch, click “Start” and record your current emotions or overall mood for the day.
- You’ll encounter a range of neutral and seven emotion-based options. Swipe or use the digital crown to select the one that aligns with your current state: very unpleasant, unpleasant, slightly unpleasant, neutral, slightly pleasant, pleasant, or very pleasant.
- Tap the checkmark in the upper right corner to finalize your selected state of mind.
- Optionally, you can add specific emotions you’re experiencing.
- If desired, document “what’s having the biggest impact on you.“
- For regular mood tracking, you can enable reminders to prompt you to record your mood twice a day.
Reviewing and Tracking Mood on Your iPhone
If you wish to view and track your mood on your iPhone using iOS 17, follow these steps:
- Open the Health app on your iPhone.
- Navigate to the Overview tab and select Mental Wellbeing.
- Choose State of Mind, and there you’ll find your mood journal.
Additionally, Apple plans to introduce a dedicated Journal app supporting mental health.
You can also read: Using HRV with Apple Watch and iPhone: How to Track and Access Data
Embrace the Power of Mood Tracking on Apple Watch
With the introduction of mood tracking on the Apple Watch, users can actively monitor and manage their mental well-being. By leveraging the State of Mind feature, you gain insights into your emotions and the factors influencing them, paving the way for enhanced self-awareness and resilience.
Refer to the accompanying images to glimpse the mood-tracking experience on an Apple Watch with watchOS 10.
We encourage you to explore this powerful Mindfulness feature and share your thoughts in the comments. Let’s take a step towards a healthier, more balanced life with the help of Apple technology.