Life-changing data in the palm of your hand
MOOD WATCH lets you easily track your moods and biofeedback for a clear picture of how to improve your mental health and overall well-being. Get started on the path to a better life today.
The most useful, revealing mental health app today
MOOD WATCH is a fun, easy way for you to collect key personal data and evaluate your mental well-being.
MOOD WATCH provides revealing information over time, to help guide your actions and choices.
MOOD WATCH is designed to help you achieve a happier, more balanced life.
MOOD WATCH is for ANYONE who wants more control and peace in their life, but is designed to help people who suffer mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar and post traumatic stress disorders.
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MOOD WATCH is endorsed by: International Bipolar Foundation
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The MOOD WATCH STORY
MOOD WATCH was created by inventor Kimberly Knox, who is also a bipolar 1 patient.
The mobile app is the result of her decades-long search for inner peace and stability– a better quality of life. Knox first meticulously charted her mood components and biofeedback information by hand and discovered that over time she had created a pattern- a picture of her mental and physical ups and downs. With that newfound knowledge she could take steps to improve her condition. Knox shared her remarkable findings with doctors who encouraged her to create a mobile app to share her lifechanging tools with others.
Mood Watch is Quick and Easy to Use
With the touch of your finger…
- Track components of your mood such as anxiety, calm, mindfulness and energy– key elements in understanding your moods.
- Track important biofeedback information such as your pulse, blood pressure and the effects of meditation– revealing data about the state of your body and mind.
- Track your use of medication and supplements, and your sleeping habits– vital information to get or keep you on the right track.
Answer a series of simple questions every day…
- Log your information in the morning, noon and evening
- Predict patterns before they fully develop
- Use the findings yourself or share them with a doctor
Your Mental Health Manager
How To Use Mood Watch
Just answer the following:
– Overall, how are you feeling today? Choose from Excellent, Great, Good, Fair, Not so Good or Terrible
– How many hours of sleep last night?
– Quality of sleep. Choose from Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor
Get tuned in to your body and mind
– Record your Blood Pressure: We recommend a small, inexpensive wrist monitor available on amazon.com. (Click here to purchase)
– Meditate: For 3 – 5 minutes, close your eyes, focus within and pay close attention to your breathing. Meditation can positively affect your vital signs after even a few minutes.
– Record your blood pressure after meditation: You’ll notice a difference, and you’ll see yourself relaxing more and more with practice. Make sure your blood-pressure technique is the same every time.
Analyze your anxiety
Every morning, noon and evening ask, ‘Do I or don’t I feel anxious?’
Touch the white button and drag it to the place on the scale that represents your anxiety level. Zero being no anxiety and 10 being high anxiety. Once you make a selection on this scale, ask yourself if you might actually be feeling better or worse. If your answer is no, keep your selection and move on.
Analyze your Mood
Every morning, noon and evening…
Log your mood by sliding the button. On this chart, 0 means you feel centered. Your mood is up if you register in the positive numbers, or down if you register in the negative numbers. Once you make a selection on this scale ask yourself if you might be feeling better or worse. If your answer is no, keep your selection and move on.
Analyze your state of calm
We are considered to be calm when in a relaxed state. A heightened sense of calm is meditative and can even happen in periods of real activity. Less than calm is agitation.
Every morning, noon and evening…
Log your level of calm by sliding the button. On this chart, zero means you feel a pleasant sense of calm. If you register in the positive numbers you have a heightened sense of calmness, or if you register in the negative numbers you are feeling agitated. Once you make a selection on this scale, ask yourself if you might be feeling better or worse. If your answer is no, keep your selection and move on.
Analyze your Focus/Mindfulness
This is perhaps the most important of all of the scales. If your state of Focus/Mindfulness in the healthy zone then the rest will fall right in line.
Every morning, noon and evening…
Log your state of focus/mindfulness. On this scale, zero is fine but actually try to aim higher—push yourself on this scale. Positive numbers indicate you are enjoying a heightened sense of awareness and being in the present. Negative numbers indicate you are struggling with a lack of clarity, even confusion. With this scale, more than the others, you are not just reporting, but reaching. This is about awareness and it will make a difference in your life.
** It’s fairly easy to increase your focus/mindfulness a notch or two if you pay attention. Try to start your day off at least aiming at 0 and keep aiming up as the day progresses.
Analyze your Energy
Every morning, noon and evening…
Log your level of energy, which here refers to both physical and mental energy. Like all of the scales, zero means your state is steady and adequate. Positive numbers indicate an increased sense of energy, while negative numbers indicate a decrease in energy. In both cases, take a look at factors such as your diet and sleep for some revealing information.
Keep quick and easy track of your medications and supplements
Select the ‘Name’ section to list the medications or supplements you are taking. Use the ‘Status’ section to indicate what time you should take your meds and supplements. Push on the ‘Info’ tab at the bottom of the screen and select ‘Alarms’ to set up to four reminder alarms. Click ‘Add’ and this takes you to another screen. Then on the next screen, ‘Select from list’ of multi-vitamins and prescription medications. If your medication isn’t listed you can type it in manually under ‘Name.’
Note the dosage and frequency
Each medication or supplement must be entered separately. That allows you to make specific notes on each. It’s best to enter them in the order you take them to make checking them off easy. Then click ‘Add’ to go to the prior screen with your new substances filled in! ‘PRN (as needed)’ is anything you take on your own to help you feel better. It might be a prescription or not. A PRN can be a sign that whatever you’re doing on a regular basis isn’t enough. PRN’s are scored differently to bring them to your attention. It’s not so much that you’re using them; it’s why you’re using them that becomes important. After only a week… GET a Picture of your moods and mental health
Add to your story with just a few words
The ‘Notes’ section is a blank page, an opportunity to add important specific information about you throughout the day. So go ahead, type in anything about your day that seems relevant to how you are feeling. Even a few words will prove to be powerful tools of information when MOOD WATCH puts all of your data together
See a snapshot of your mood over a week
A revealing Report
This Chart shows an entire week of your mood components on a single page. If you’ve been using Mood Watch for more than a week, and may review previous weeks. Simply scroll back-and-forth to see your progress over time. If you would like to isolate any one of the mood components – anxiety, mood, calm, focus/mindfulness or energy – to feature it on your Chart (or in the Week Report), just tap the categories you want to hide in the Chart. The colored ‘State’ buttons are on/off toggles so tapping them again will turn them back on.
** Notice the colored dots in the upper right hand corner of this example. Those are flags to remind you of a less than ideal situation. Perhaps you started a day feeling mediocre or had poor quality of sleep or skipped one of your medications. All of those matter in evaluating your well-being.
Putting all the pieces together
The Weekly Report is your treasure trove of personal data
The Weekly Report is a telling summary of everything you’ve entered on MOOD WATCH over one week’s time. The collection of personal data such
as anxiety levels, vitals, medication and sleep can paint a precious picture. A green yogi marks the time for meditation before and after blood pressure results. Typed notes serve as reminders of each day. And you can pinchzoom in to read certain areas more closely. You can also email the Weekly Report or print it out on standard-sized paper. A .txt file makes all of the data Excel friendly, should you choose this level of detail. MOOD WATCH can be the window to one’s mental health and a tool to achieving a happy life.
Customize MOOD WATCH to fit your needs
MOOD WATCH also offers you the ability to customize your mood components. For example, just tap on the word “calm” and change it to “joy” if you’d like to track this component instead.
You can also change the secondary criteria (0 = X, + = Y, – = Z) to give you an even richer experience.
Travel back in time
MOOD WATCH allows you to go back in time. Tap on the date, select your date of choice, and make the necessary changes or entries. The process is intentionally cumbersome to help prevent unwanted (unaware) changes. As you move to different screens, you will have to again choose and confirm the date to be modified.