Worry Watch app is built on the foundations of cognitive science where a mere awareness of one's cognitive bias alters subsequent thinking in a positive way.
Try these 5 steps when worrying next time:
Record > Reason > Reflect > Realize > Refute
1. Write down the worry and set a reminder to revisit the outcome later (Record)
When we write down the anxious thoughts, we free up the mind a bit giving some space to think rationally and to focus on the solution part or the bigger picture.
2. Identify the cognitive biases that triggered the anxiety. (Reason)
Often our judgements, decisions and responses are biased to match our own experiences, perceptions and interpretations. Analysing the cognitive biases may help us understand the irrationality in our thinking process and provide a perspective.
3. Once past the worry, note whether the outcome was as bad as worried (Reflect)
By tracking down our ‘what if’ hypothetical scenarios to ‘what did’ actually happen, we may get a grip on the reality that most of the time things turn out better than we anticipate/catastrophize.
4. Analyse the thought patterns with the help of statistics generated (Realize)
By evaluating our past responses to the anxiety triggers, we may get a deeper understanding of our negative thinking habits and attitude.
5. Challenge the worry perception when tend to be anxious again. (Refute)
Make the transformation to positive thinking with the help of self-notes, affirmations and quotes using daily and weekly reminders.
Other features of the app:
1. Widget to view the stats quickly
2. Face ID / Touch ID / passcode to protect the journal
3. iCloud backup / restore
4. Drill down statistics
5. Daily / Weekly Reminders with snooze
6. Advanced search filters
7. Data export as pdf, text or spreadsheet
8. Custom biases, contexts and scenarios
9. Bookmark entries
10. 15 beautiful themes
11. Light / dark mode
12. 72 classic fonts with dynamic type support
13. Preferred week starting day
14. Available in 16 languages
15. Works offline
16. No account signups required
17. No subscription required
18. Data resides in your device and in iCloud only
19. Family sharing enabled
20. Participates in Volume Purchase Program
21. Universal - iPhone / iPad
Reviews from mental health experts & journalists:
“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. , Anxiety.org”
“If you find worry consuming your day and leading to anxiety, the Worry Watch app may help - Kate Bayless, LiveStrong.com”
“Worry Watch helps sufferers cope with their fears by literally proving things aren’t as bad as they seem - Mario McKellop, WebPsychology.com”
“(Worry Watch app) has been lauded as a really logical approach to anxiety - Lyndsey Gilpin, TechRepublic.com”
“For individuals with chronic worry, anticipatory anxiety, and GAD, this app gives a simple self-monitoring and documenting of worry - Lucielle Campanero, HealthAim.com”
Note: Worry Watch app is not intended to substitute or replace professional medical advice or treatment of your physician or therapist. If you have a medical condition or health concern you should always consult with a physician or other qualified health care professional.
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Provides great perspective
I’ve always spent a lot of time and energy worrying about things that may or may not actually happen, and if they do, may or may not end up as bad as I feared. Using this app has allowed me to verbalize my fears, categorize them, and reflect back on them. In doing so, I’m able to identify unnecessary worry more quickly when something similar occurs. I like to use the notes section of each event to spill all my thoughts, set a reminder to revisit the event, and (as much as possible) just forget about it until then. Because I verbalized all my thoughts and worries, I’m able to obsess over them less on a daily basis. And when I revisit it, it’s almost always not as bad as I had thought it would be.
Customer service is also fantastic. They are quick to respond to questions and very receptive to suggestions.
Write it down and walk away
This is a fantastic app that helps me get my anxieties out and find some relief. I worry about the most random things and can never seem to let them go until the outcome has arrived. This adds a lot whole lot of additional stress in my life I don’t need.
With this app, I’m able to write down my worry, set a reminder, and walk away from worrying about it. After I write it down, I feel so much better and 80% of the time I can drop whatever it is I’m worrying about, knowing the reminder will alert me to record the outcome. I feel that the more I use it, the more I will be able to rid my mind of my worry once written down and bring that 80% to 100%.
I love seeing the percentages of the outcomes and realizing that what worries me is usually never as bad as I had thought.
This is incredible. I cannot wait to use it more. I am having a high anxiety day today, I made 5 different entries, 3 of which have resolved and I was able to click no. Thank goodness lol.
However, it would be nice if on the list of worries that it showed what they are marked as (yes, no...). Or checkmark on the side showing you have already marked the item.
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- Akilan Rajendran
- 9.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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- © Akilan Rajendran
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.