— Sonya Frazier (@TheSonyaFrazier) March 16, 2017
Day One is my journal of choice. It’s a real functional app that, with some effort, can become a tool in your toolbox against depression. The ease of use and beautiful design make it a joy to journal with, and it made sticking to my journaling habit so much easier.
Day One Journal for me has basically become a free-form dumping ground for whatever thoughts and emotions have been welling-up in my body and mind throughout the day. I’m finding the exercise of journaling to be a fantastic pressure release valve to push toward the end of each day.
From an anonymous user:
I have manic-depression/bipolar illness, and keeping a mood diary is very important for my treatment. If I can “check in” a few times a day, I have data for my psychiatrist and myself that can save me from a manic or depressive episode “sneaking up on me.” But carrying a paper notebook around is usually too much trouble and so I end up not recording information that would help my treatment. But I always have my phone with me, so it is effortless to capture this data, especially since I set up the reminder app on my phoe to beep at me and remind me to check in.