Day One Journal Review


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Day One Journal Review
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Our brain is not designed to remember everything, otherwise it will become overloaded with unnecessary information. Over time we tend to forget things that we learned. This is where taking journal can come in handy. You can log what you accomplished during the day and go back to it whenever you need a refresher. You can also write the things that you still need to improve on and go over it on your next practice, and this Day One Journal Review will guide you with that.

Aside from keeping tab of information for future reference the process of journaling can also reduce stress, improve your mood and well-being, and it also opens up to a massive list of other health benefits. According to studies writing out your thoughts can help in dealing with specific diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and even cancer.

Let’s set aside these benefits for a moment and see how this Day One Journal can help your firearms and personal protection training.

Back in the SEAL teams, we have a range book and here’s a sample of my training log.


Glock 17

200 rounds

Worked on draw from thigh holster, accuracy (50 yards) and multiple target engagements.

***Remember to look at the next target and then bring my weapon to my eyes.

***Need to practice shooting while moving.

It’s very simple, yet the benefits are profound.

Day One J Now you can journal on-the-go with your mobile phone or Mac Device. Not only does it help you take down notes, but it also supports uploading images, voice recordings, check in to a location, etc., which isn’t possible with a traditional journal.

Let’s take a look at the entire feature.

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While I like every aspect of the app, all the useful features are paywalled. If you want unlimited photo storage, unlimited journals, cloud sync to all Day One apps, unlimited encrypted cloud storage, social media integration and additional journal colors you’ll have to subscribe to their premium offering.

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Day One Journal will cost you just 12 cups of Starbucks coffee, or just $34.99 annually. While the price is pretty steep for a simple journaling app, the benefits really outweighs the cost.

To be honest, the premium version is an overkill if you’re just using it for your firearms and self-defense training. You can stick with the free version if that is the case. However if you need something to express yourself in the form of a journal either to relieve stress or simply to record your daily life, the full version is worth considering. It helped me… and therefore in this Day One Journal Review it deserves a Navy SEAL Approved status.

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Retired Navy SEAL Dr. Chris Sajnog, a Master Training Specialist in the Navy, was hand-selected to write the US Navy SEAL Sniper Manual. After retiring from the Navy in 2009, he earned a master’s (MSc) in Health and Human Performace and a doctorate (D.Sc.) in Applied Educational Neuroscience.

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