CBT Tools for Healthy Living

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About this app

Mood log and analysis, CBT diary, healthy goals & more!

Feel hopeful about changing your life! Learn about the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods shown in psychological research to be effective in changing emotions/mood and behavior.

This app provides education to be an informed consumer of mental health services and contains resources to use in collaboration with a health professional.

CBT tools included in this app

1) Cognitive Diary
• step by step evaluation of an event that caused distress
• to help with cognitive restructuring

2) Inspire Diary
• a simple diary method
• to provide affirmations and record positive events

3) Tests
• to help you learn about yourself
• Cognitive Styles Test, Your Happiness Assessment and more

4) Healthy Activities Log
• track daily activities to motivate and make improvements

5) Mood Log
• record your moods throughout the day
• mood analysis feature: shows your average mood ratings for different actions or events
• graphs to track your mood

6) Points Log
• with encouraging messages
• tracks progress and provides motivation
• earn points to remove display ads for a week at a time

7) Daily Goals
• to plan your healthy activities
• treatment planning with therapist

8) Links
• to relaxation and assistance audios on the Excel At Life website

About cognitive-behavioral therapy

CBT Tools for Healthy Living by Excel At Life teaches you how to use the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in a simple format. The tools provided in this app are derived from the CBT research base and developed into a user-friendly format by a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience.

Learn the CBT methods shown by decades of psychological research to be effective for changing your emotions/moods and behavior that contribute to depression, anxiety and stress, as well as problems in relationships, career and physical health.

These CBT methods can be used as self-help for minor issues or can be used in collaboration with your therapist to develop a treatment plan best suited to your situation. The Daily Goals feature can be used to record your plan and completed activities.

Other features

• All personal data stored in your device.
• Fully customizable: change the CBT terms (beliefs and definitions) used in the diary to conform with the system you are familiar with, add your own challenging statements for each belief, add moods/emotions, add healthy activities to track
• Password protection (optional)
• Daily reminder (optional)
• Examples, tutorial, articles
• Email entries and test results - useful for therapeutic collaboration
• Remove ads by earning points or watching short ad video.
Updated on
Mar 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.73K reviews
A Google user
January 2, 2020
I like this app but there's 2 features that bother me. 1. When I enter a rating on the mood diary, i.e., when I'm rating how happy I am (the bottom heading) the pop-up messages immediately take me back to the top so I cannot see if my rating got entered correctly. 2. I don't feel having graphs to show one's history of each individual emotion is helpful. I think having a graph that shows what all of emotions were ranked at for a week+ would be more useful.
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Excel At Life
March 21, 2020
The latest release (5.4) now includes options for the graphs to examine more than one mood at a time (up to 6) and to use different actions as filters for better analysis. Hope it is more helpful. The previous release (5.3.2) corrected the mood list jumping back to the top. Thanks for your feedback!
Panayiota “yiota” Tortorelli
May 30, 2020
Intrusive points. I was talking about the app and how I really wanted to like it and how it was exactly what I was looking for. I was asked if it had intrusive ads, I said no it has intrusive points. At one point the app was so busy rewarding points that you could not do anything in the app and I ended up putting my phone down and walking away. It's one thing to reward someone 10,000 points for accomplishing the enrollment process, but why in 1, 5, or 10 pt segments.
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Excel At Life
June 16, 2020
The points messages can be turned off in the settings. Also, there was a bug in the awarding of points which has been fixed in the 6.0 update.
Durbee Ball
June 20, 2021
App has articles and audio clips that help you better understand unhealthy thought patterns and how to overcome them, there is a customizable daily checklist of healthy activities you can do, tests to better understand yourself, etc. Super helpful. Highly recommend. The ads aren't bad either. If you choose watch an ad, you get rewarded with time where there are no ads.
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