Emotional Thermometer

A framework to improve mindfulness of anxiety and emotional distress. You can use this mapping to plan what to do when you find yourself at various points in the scale.

Anchor points:

  • 100 (extreme distress and panic, maximum anxiety, fear, anger)
  • 75 (high distress and/or bodily distress)
  • 50 (mild to moderate stress, distinct unpleasant sensations)
  • 25 (slightly upset, annoyed, or bothered beginning bodily tension)
  • 0 (complete peace and serenity)