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 here

Over time, the WHOOP system will provide analysis as to how these various behaviors impact your WHOOP data. This article covers:

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.

To check this, go to the Account & Settings section of the app: (bottom far right tab with 3 lines) 


  • Tap on the Journal icon (with notepad and pencil).
  • Once you're in the Journal view, make sure the feature button is Turned On

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How to Access the WHOOP Journal 

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




How to Customize Your WHOOP Journal 

To customize the WHOOP Journal:

  1. From the Overview page, tap the clipboard & pencil icon to the right of Start Activity. (highlighted in white)   
  2. You'll be taken to the Your Journal screen. From here, tap on the Customize Journal button (clipboard & gear icon). 
    • NOTE: if you have already completed your entry for the day, you'll need to click the pencil icon first, then the clipboard & gear 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. Tap the plus sign next to behaviors you want to track. You can also uncheck any behaviors you want to remove.
  4. Once you've finished selecting/editing your behaviors, tap the checkmark in the upper right corner of Customize Journal to save your changes. 

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Completing a Journal Entry

For each behavior selected, a card will appear asking if you participated in that behavior during the previous day.

Swipe right for Yes and left for No. You can also select the Yes and No text on the bottom of each card to log your response.


Editing a Previous Journal Entry

You can edit any Journal entry within the previous 7 days.

  1. From the Overview page, select the day you want to edit by tapping Today, then selecting the date you want to edit on the calendar. You can also tap the left arrow button to go to a previous date.
  2. Tap the Journal icon (clipboard & pencil). 
  3. Tap the Edit button (pencil icon). 
  4. You can now change your journal responses.
  5. Once you complete the entry, tap Save. 




What do the numbers below my responses mean? 

The numbers beneath each card represent the number of times you've answered Yes or No within the previous 90 days. Over time, you can get a sense of how often you participate or engage in certain behavior. 




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 28 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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