Mindletic Journal Interpretation - High-energy pleasant quadrant
How to interpret emotions in the Mindletic journal?
A study by Barrett (1998) shows that emotions are based on a dimensional model, which emphasized two qualities: valence (level of pleasantness) and arousal (bodily activation).
Based on this emotion dimensional model, the Mindletic journal defines emotions as having two dimensions, pleasantness and energy. The horizontal axis is meant to track pleasantness - it represents how pleasant or unpleasant we feel. The vertical axis represents energy: how much physical energy is running through our bodies. The two axes cross to form four quadrants, and each has a color that you can interpret using this guide:
The high-energy, pleasant quadrant (peach) involves such emotions as happy, excited, cheerful, energized, or motivated. Being in this quadrant means that now is a good time to start a new project, have a brainstorm or a problem-solving session with your team, or work on a creative project. It is an excellent place to be for checking things off your to-do list!
How to move from this quadrant when needed?
Try turning one of your meetings into a walking meeting to use some energy. Take slow deep breaths, listen to calm music, or move to a workspace where you can be alone (if possible).