96 thoughts on “My 30th Year

  1. Mood is v. v. hard. It’s the most frustrating of things I track to get “right”. I have tried scale of 10. Scale out of 100. I started using three different sociological measurement surveys – optimism, self esteem, and anxiety.

  2. Happiness (or more accurately contentedness proxy.) Mood is v. v. hard. It’s the most frustrating of things I track to get “right” and I’ve been tracking it daily for over 10 years. I have tried scale of 10. Scale out of 100. As of July, I started using three different sociological measurement surveys – optimism, self esteem, and anxiety on a every-other-day basis.

  3. I tried yay/nay and found that didn’t work very well for me either. I also tried random surveying at 20 points during the day on a 100-point scale. That may have been the best dataset, but I worried I was falsely inflating stats.

  4. I think it’s really hard to get a genuine ‘gut’ evaluation from inside the system one’s trying to evaluate! I tend to double/triple think it and apply normalizations, adjustments, etc.
    You might want to try what I settled on, which is actually less granular but I think gets a more accurate bead on overall wellness. Just ask “so, is stuff ok today?” and bake it all the way down to a binary “yeah, not bad today” or “meh, today sucked” measurement. Then at the end you can average all the 1’s and 0’s to get an overall measurement.

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