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Worry Watch - Anxiety Journal

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Picked as one of the best anxiety apps of 2017, 2016 and 2015 by

“Taking in a unique approach to dealing with anxiety, Worry Watch helps sufferers cope with their fears by literally proving things aren’t as bad as they seem - Mario McKellop,”

“This is also helpful to share with your Cognitive Behavioral Therapist as this gives him/her the opportunity to review worries throughout the day that sometimes cannot be expressed on a weekly basis - Dr. Liz Matheis, Ph.D. ,”

“For individuals with chronic worry, anticipatory anxiety, and GAD, this app gives a simple self-monitoring and documenting of worry - Lucielle Campanero,”

“It helps you track ‘what might happen’ vs. ‘what actually happened’, and has been lauded as a really logical approach to anxiety - Lyndsey Gilpin,”

“If you find worry consuming your day and leading to anxiety, the Worry Watch app may help - Kate Bayless,”

Also featured / reviewed in top websites like Yahoo, HuffingtonPost, LifeHacker, BuzzFeed, Gizmodo, Engadget, CultOfMac, Greatist, Success .com and more.

About the app:

Often we worry and get anxious about everyday things. Later we realize most of those worries were unnecessary and some irrational too. Yet, we worry again for something else.

Worry Watch app is designed to capture and reflect on those momentary self-realizations. By logging ‘what might happen’ perception from day one and tracking it to ‘what did happen’ reality, we may get a deeper understanding of our worry / anxiety patterns. Such an understanding may help us challenge our negative perceptions and change our future thought patterns in a positive way.

How to use the app:

1. Log: Write down what is bothering you and whether it is a hypothetical scenario. Capture your thoughts, emotions, feelings and moods with great level of details.
2. Track: Once past the worry, note down if it turned out as bad as you worried.
3. Analyze: View the anxiety / worry patterns and trends with the help of charts generated based on the data you entered.
4. Realize: Based on your own statistics, realize that your worries may be mostly unfounded.
5. Reflect: Help your self by challenging your worry perception next time you tend to be anxious.

Below are some of the common mind traps / negative thinking habits, also known as cognitive distortions, that may cause anxiety, fear, panic attacks, depression which the app helps to capture:

1. All Or Nothing: Thinking in extremes without considering all the possibilities
2. Compulsive: Thinking in terms of should do/have
3. Filtering: Ignoring/Minimizing the positives and focusing only on the negatives
4. Fortune Telling: Assuming a negative outcome without considering all the facts
5. Labeling: Judging / jumping to conclusions about self or others
6. Magnifying: Exaggerating / catastrophizing things out of proportion
7. Mind Reading: Assuming that others are having negative opinion of self
8. Generalization: Assuming that if happened once it will happen every time
9. Perfectionist: Unwilling to accept anything less than the best
10. Personalizing: Taking things personally, blaming self for everything

Other features of the app:

1. With daily reminders set aside time as little as 5 minute a day to clear your mind, calm yourself, get mental relief and sleep well in the night
2. Add daily quotes to infuse positive thoughts, mindfulness, peace, clarity, gratitude and happiness to your life
3. Backup or restore data using iCloud sync
4. Export journal and statistics as pdf
5. Print, message or email the report
6. Protect the journal using a passcode
7. Use calendar to track, minimize anxiety streaks
8. Find entries quickly using advanced search filters
9. Customize
- Contexts, the areas of focus
- Cognitive distortions / bias
- Outcome Icons / colors
- Light / dark theme
- Fonts
- Start day of week
10. Works offline, no internet connection needed except during iCloud sync