Affect versus effect

Tatekk tapes series on paper, New York, 2019

Affect encompasses a broad range of feelings that we can all experience: it embodies both emotions and moods.

This expression of emotion or feelings displays to others through hand gestures, voice tone, facial expressions,
and other emotional signs...I would like to say through colors too :)
How to stay aware of my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? 

Just by painting them in a short-term day after day...