Quantifying Contentment

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For over 60 days I tried to gather statistics about my mood and a number of factors that I felt impacted it. In an attempt to correlate these two things I would draw and color a self portrait depending on how I felt and keep a tally of the different variables that could affect these moods. These variables included: hours of sleep I had, number of alcoholic drinks, cups of coffee, days since I last had sex, negative thoughts about myself, minutes of mediation, and minutes of exercise. From this data I created a number of stacked area graphs showing the distribution of these feelings by color in regards to each variable over the course of this social experiment. All of the graphs and portraits I collected can be seen on the Quantifying Contentment website.