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WHOOP Journal Overview

The WHOOP Journal allows you to track numerous behaviors (including medication usage, nutrition, mental health, and more) to monitor their impact on your Recovery, Strain, and Sleep. You can view a complete list of trackable behaviors here

Over time, WHOOP will analyze how these various behaviors impact your data. 

How to Turn on the WHOOP Journal Feature 

Before accessing the WHOOP Journal, you'll first want to make sure the feature is turned on in your app. Check that the Journal is on by following the steps below:

  1. Select the menu icon from the bottom right corner of the navbar and then select account & settings

  2. Select the Journal icon (notepad and pencil).
  3. Ensure the Journal is toggled on


How to Access the WHOOP Journal 

The Journal will appear automatically each day once sleep has been processed. Additionally, you can review and edit previous answers by selecting the clipboard and pencil icon on the overview screen. 

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How to Customize Your WHOOP Journal 

To customize the WHOOP Journal:

  1. From the overview page, select the clipboard and pencil icon to the right of Start Activity.

  2. You'll be taken to the Your Journal screen. From here, select the Customize Journal button (cog icon). 

    Note: If you have already completed your entry for the day, you'll need to click the pencil icon first, then the cog icon will appear.

  3. Within Customize Journal, you'll see a list of behaviors you can track: by all, or by specific categories, including lifestyle, medication, mental health, nutrition, etc. Select the checkbox next to the behaviors you want to track. You can also uncheck any behaviors you want to remove.
  4. Once you've finished selecting/editing your behaviors, select the checkbox in the upper right corner of Customize Journal to save your changes.


Completing a Journal Entry

For each behavior selected, you will be asked if you participated in that behavior during the previous day.

Click the checkbox for any behaviors that you participated in. Once the checkbox is selected next to a behavior, a pop-up containing additional questions about the behavior may appear for you to fill out.

Note: Filling out the questions is optional, and not all behaviors have additional questions attached.


Once complete, select the Save Journal button at the bottom.

Editing a Previous Journal Entry

You can edit any Journal entry within the previous 10 days.

  1. From the overview page, select the day you want to edit by selecting Today, then selecting the date you want to edit on the calendar.

    Note: You can also select the left arrow button to go to a previous date.
  2. Select the Journal icon (clipboard and pencil). 
  3. Your entry for that chosen day will be displayed. After making any desired edits, select Save Journal at the bottom. 

    Note: Journal entries greater than 10 days old can not be edited.



Where can I find the analysis?

The Monthly Performance Assessment*, delivered on the 1st of each month, will provide the latest analysis as to how each tracked behavior impacts various Recovery and Sleep metrics. In order for the analysis to be comprehensive, a sufficient amount of data is required -- keep logging data each day to make sure your analysis is as thorough as possible! 

NOTE: You need 14 total recoveries (doesn't have to be consecutive) to get your first MPA.


How many times do I need to log something in my journal to see analysis in the M.P.A?

The Monthly Performance Assessment requires each tracked behavior to have at least 5 yes responses and 5 no responses within a 90 day period to analyze the impact of the behavior. 

Is my data used beyond the analysis provided by my Monthly Performance Assessment?

WHOOP may use the data it collects and the answers from Journal entries as de-identified information or in aggregated data sets. This means the data WHOOP collects is combined from multiple individual sources and compiled into data summaries, in ways that cannot be traced back to specific individuals. This anonymized data is used to improve algorithms and provide more complex insights for members (ex: the correlation between WHOOP data, stress, and illness).

Important NOTE: WHOOP does not monetize the personal information of its members. Please visit for additional information regarding data privacy. 

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