Mindletic Journal Interpretation - Low-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 low-energy pleasant quadrant (dark blue) represents such feelings as calm, tranquil, relaxed, peaceful, or secure. Being in this quadrant is an excellent place to be for concentration and productivity. Also, it is a great place to be for working collaboratively, giving or receiving feedback, and taking time for self-reflection.
How to move from this quadrant when needed?
Try listening to upbeat music and standing up to get some blood flowing. Take a walk to boost your energy and get some fresh air. Use self-talk to remind yourself of something that inspires you about your work.