What’s Bearable helping you to achieve?
Tracking my mood and correlations between different activities and factors, such as sleep. I have bipolar and tracking factors such as sleep, how much caffeine or alcohol I’m having, can help predict a mood-swing and let me take preventative measures.
What impact has this had on your health and/or well-being?
Though for the most part, I already knew a lot of the broad correlations between factors and mood (i.e. too much alcohol and caffeine is bad, and exercise is good), I didn’t realize how some factors impacted my sleep and productivity and energy levels. I’m also a graduate student so knowing how to optimize my mental and physical health to sustain productivity is important.
What are the main reasons you’d recommend Bearable to somebody?
I used to use Daylio but I switched a couple of months [ago] to Bearable. Bearable’s mood scale is better (I can rate from 1-10, instead of 1-5 like on Daylio). Tracking my sleep is extremely important for me, so being able to add time in bed, time asleep, and customize other factors such as if I went to bed late, or if I used my phone in bed are very useful. Being able to see correlations between not just my mood and other factors, but also my sleep, energy levels and productivity puts it above other mood trackers. Being able to add significant events/incidents is also extremely useful. Unfortunately, I just went through a breakup, and being able to see my mood progresses as I heal is a very useful tool.
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