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A5 Hard Cover Journal
Printed Cover Material
160 x Pages
80gsm Quality Cream Paper
Rounded Corners
Includes Ribbon Marker and Elastic
Matching End Papers
Available Lined | Dot Grid | Blank

Retro A5 Hard Cover Journal

Regular priceR 199.00
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Journaling is a practice of regularly recording your thoughts, emotions, experiences, and reflections in a journal or notebook. It can serve as a tool for self-expression, self-discovery, and personal growth. Journaling can take many forms, including writing, drawing, or using visual aids and it offers numerous benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing!

Special features of the Designer Retro Journals

  • Funky designs that will appeal to all age
  • 160 x 80gsm quality cream paper 
  • Includes a matching ribbon marker and elastic closure
  • Dimensions: 21.5 x 15 x 1.5
  • Sturdy quality journal
  • Beautiful printed matching end papers
  • Available Lined | Dot Grid | Blank Pages
  • A5 Size
  • Locally manufactured

Different ways to use a journal

You could use a journal to list your long-term and short-term goals as well as the steps to achieving your goals. By listing steps into manageable parts, it seems much more realistic.

Some people like to keep a record of their daily activities. You could do this and list what you did for the day, how it made you feel and who you interacted with. 

Make it fun by adding pictures of your recipes or stickers of food. Decorate with a pretty washi tape.

  • Travel journals - help you remember all the good memories. You can learn a lot when travelling to different places, write down your experiences and adventures. Add pictures that capture your memories and add in new people that you meet
  • Bullet journal – this is a great planning or journaling system that can help you stay organised. You can be creative and practice lettering to make your journal look pretty
  • Exercise journal – You can write down your goals, motivation or even songs that you want to add to your new gym playlist. Create an exercise schedule in your journal and stick to it using a habit tracker
  • Spiritual journal – add scriptures, inspiring messages or quotes to your journal. You can keep a record of prayers or affirmations for yourself to look back to when you need guidance
  • Feelings journal - write down your thoughts, feelings or experiences so that you can reflect back on it
  • Art journal - explore your creative side by adding visual art in your journal. You could draw, use watercolour paint or collage to illustrate your thoughts and experiences
  • Gratitude journal - focus on regularly writing down things that you're thankful for
  • Food journal - write down your favorite recipes. Capture new recipes that you create so that you don't forget it for the next time. You can make it fun by adding in pictures of food or ingredients. Create a star rating for each recipe after you've tried and tested the recipe
  • Basic note-taking journal - You can use journals for notes for meetings or for creating to-do lists
  • Reading journal - keep record of all the books you've read and still want to read

Benefits of journaling

  • Journaling can help with stress reduction
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Mood booster
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Personal growth development
  • Goal setting and achievement
  • Memory improvement
  • Problem solving
  • Clarity and focus
  • Enhanced communication skills

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retro A5 journal

Benefits of journaling

✩ Achieve goals
✩ Track progress and growth
✩ Gain self-confidence
✩ Reduce stress and anxiety
✩ Find inspiration
✩ Strengthen memory
✩ Inspires creativity
✩ Improves your mood
✩ Reduces symptoms of depression
✩ Helps discover your voice
✩ Improves a sense of gratitude
✩ Leaves a record for your future self
✩ Is a great way to practice reflection
✩ Can help one with mindfulness

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retro A5 journal


✩ Available in 5 cool designs
✩ Printed & laminated cover
✩ 160 x 80gsm cream paper
✩ Matching ribbon marker
✩ And elastic closure
✩ Rounded corners
✩ Dimensions: 21.5x15x1.5
✩ Locally Manufactured
✩ Sturdy quality journal
✩ Available in lined, dot grid or blank pages

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Dominique de Klerk
Worthwhile Gift

I ordered this as a gift for my God-child embarking on a grand new adventure of studying for a teacher!

What better way to keep track of her life holistically and not too mention the beautiful design and attention to detail.

I added this as part of a Gift box and was so Well received!

Faatemah Jassiem

The smell, the feel, just delightful

Excited to do business with The Papery

Beautiful notebooks at a considerably lower price than importing competitors. Quick and efficient customer service also.

Shielagh Bamber

Such fun covers on these Retro Journals!

Dalene le Roux

Love my 2024 Diary, and Journal. ❤️❤️
Wish you had the journal and diary I bought with spiral bind in A4 size. I like bigger pages as I can do more craft with the writing.

Sanet Brett
Retro Journal

This product is Amazing. Excellent quality. Now I need to get more for my Daughter❤️

Margie Giddey

I absolutely LOVE my new journal - the cover is really beautiful and the pages are such a pleasure to write on, but the BEST part is that I can use any one of my fountain pens without the ink bleeding through the pages. Can't wait to get more of these!!

Iriza Eichorn

I hardly ever order on-line, but could resist these beauties! The process was seamless and I received great communication at all times.

My journals are on my desk where I can admire them first before starting a new journey with them.

Alison Deary

Thank you so much for that kind review Kim. We love giving good service to our clients and it warms our hearts to get feedback like this.

Kim Harrison

I am blown away with the service I have received from The Papery team, I place my order on Thursday, confirmation on Friday, delivered by Monday. The procedures on how they are dealing with COVID in regards to the packaging of my goods were incredible.

The product itself is remarkable and with service levels like that, you cannot go wrong with utilising The Papery for your purchases.

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