I was scrolling through social media this evening when I found a post on Pinterest that caught my eye. There was an article about mental health apps for Apple and Android that were ranked top tier helpful.
The article had a multitude of apps that focuses on meditation and deep breathing and some were all about journaling and mood tracking. I was going to download a mood tracker app that reminded me of a bullet journal onto my MacBook Pro. I went to the App Store and couldn’t find the app that I was looking for.
In my search, I found an app called Grapefruit. I was attracted to its fun and playful design. This app is a journaling app and has a designated mood tracker. For $6.99 on IOS, I figured why the hell not? and purchased the app.
There are two sections: the journal and the mood tracker. With the mood tracker, you rate your day on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the worst day ever and 10 being the best day ever. Then you have a group of adjectives and emotions to describe how you felt and what you thought throughout the day and you can add your own adjectives and emotions to the list. You can select one or several adjectives and then you will use those terms for your diary entry.
As for the journal, you have a section that you can write as much as you’d like with no character limit and below you answer some questions about your day. The app auto fills some of these questions which you can then answer or you can create your own.
Considering the fact that I am partaking in the Last 90 Day Challenge starting tomorrow, October 1st, I curtailed the questions to include parts of the challenge to make sure I am completing the tasks of the challenge.
I ask myself the following questions for my journal on Grapefruit:
- What did you learn today?
- What’s one good thing that happened today?
- Did you utilize any coping skills? Y/N
- How many ounces of water did you drink today? 1-99
- What are 10 things you are grateful for today?
- How many hours of sleep did you get? 1-10
- Did you read scripture and pray?
That is my basic review of the app and no I’m not being sponsored to promote this app, I just really like it and I’m excited to continue using it in addition to my blog to get out my feelings and emotions I don’t feel comfortable sharing with ya’ll.
Feel free to download Grapefruit, it can be found for both Apple and Android devices and if you use it, let me know what you think of it! And if you use another mood tracking device or app, let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below!