The Measurement Problem
In many aspects of our health and well-being, measurement is at the center of understanding where you’re currently at in relation to where you want to get to, as well as tracking the journey of improvement you need to go on to get there. You see this in contexts such as weight management, where objective measures over time such as weighing yourself, or using Body Mass Index (BMI) tests, give you a clear picture of understanding whether the stuff you’re doing is actually working or not. This is the same with other fitness goals - seeing how long a specific run takes, how many laps you can do in the pool - as well as in areas such as diabetes (blood-sugar), asthma (spirometry) and even just taking your temperature. With emotional health and the mind however, there’s no equivalent solution that we can easily do on our own that gives us a clear picture of our emotional state over time.
February 21, 2019