In many ways this is a positive outcome. Sure, I was just tooling around, but this is all indicative of a regained ability to focus on tasks (and even better, to enjoy doing so). Maybe it's the SAD lamp, maybe it's another factor, but it's certainly a relief. I guess this evening has taught me something about my mood after all... Anyway, I spent too long making the damn graph not to share it with you, though I concede that I haven't given it the most promising build-up:
- 'Mood' is measured quite crudely, as positive words/1000 - negative words/1000.
- Positive words are 'good', 'not bad' (and variants), 'cheerful', 'chirpy' and 'happy'.
- Negative words are: 'bad', 'not good' (and variants), 'sad', 'miserable' and 'unhappy'.
Methodological criticisms are welcome...