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Let’s get you up to speed on Day One!

Below are some useful tips that will make things easier and hopefully more insightful too.

1. Customise What’s On Your Homepage

There’s a lot you can track in Bearable and this means lots of sections on your home screen! Use the customize homepage button to reorganize the sections on your homepage. Plus, you can use the add category button at the bottom of each section to re-organize and edit that section.

2. Track the things you think impact your health

It’s normal to want to track everything but it’s more insightful and sustainable to track just the things you think are having a positive or negative effect on your health. Tip: If it’s something you do every day of the week, don’t track it!

3. What the heck is a Factor?

Factor is a catch-all term we use to describe your habits, activities, routines, and really anything that might impact your health. This could include a workout routine, a holistic treatment, or even the weather. Factors relating to Diet and Sleep have their own unique sections on the homepage. Plus, Medication added in the “Meds/Supplements” section are also treated like a Factor. Tip: Can’t see one of these Factors? Click on the “Customise homepage” button and make sure you have them turned on.

4. You need 3 health entries with and without a Factor to see its effect.

Before you’ll see any useful insights in Bearable you need at least three entries (e.g. Mood, Symptoms, Sleep, or Energy) with and without that Factor.  E.g. if you tagged “Work” as a Factor midday, and made a Mood entry both before and after this factor, this already counts as one health entry with and one health entry without “Work”.   3 of these entries gives Bearable enough data to begin correlating the effect on your health. Tip: If you want to speed things up you can add entries to last week.

5. Create Symptoms unique to you.

It’s important to track Symptoms that represent your health conditions. We recommend you spend some time customising your Symptoms on Day One. For example, in addition to tracking Anxiety levels overall, you could also track symptoms of Anxiety such as Headaches and Fatigue etc.  Also, If there’s something you won’t use; hide it!  (ps. Remember to mark “None” for the days you don’t experience your symptoms, as this will make your insights/stats more accurate!)

6. Sync with Google Fit & Apple Health

Automatically track your steps, heart rate, blood pressure, and weight by syncing Bearable with your phone’s native health app. You can also sync other apps and devices with Google Fit or Apple Health and import some of that data into Bearable too!

7. Track the way YOU feel

When you enter your Mood in Bearable you’re presented with a list of different emotions. You can click +Add/Edit to adjust the default emotions. You can also create your own emotions to better reflect the way that you feel. For example, instead of feeling Excited, you might feel Over the Moon. Tip: you can organize the order of your list using the Edit button after selecting +Add/Edit.

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