This is the journal I have needed all along! It’s helpful and it’s fun! The quality is amazing. Definitely worth the price.
I love my Istoria Magic Academy Journal. It’s perfect to motivate me and help keep track of my habits. My goals are to be more adventurous and put myself out there more and it’s great seeing my progress unfold and to have a journal that keeps me accountable by breaking my goal into small steps. The only thing I wish this journal had was the end of chapter check-ins. It has reflections but doesn’t have the check off traits at the end of each chapter which was a let down. The PDF version does have the check mark boxes of traits, so I’m not sure why the physical copy does not. All in all, I’m very happy with my purchase and would buy another despite my minor disappointment. I also enjoy coloring the pages when I have the time to do so (mostly on weekends). It’s relaxing and a great way to keep myself completing new habits.
Autistic inertia and pathological demand avoidance have met their match with this epic journal/day planner/habit tracker. Very helpful in organizing life down to the minutiae and fun while doing it.
I’ve tried a number of planners in the past and always gave up on them. The heroes Journal actually motivates you to fill it in every single day. The daily prompts are helping me build a routine and cementing new habits. I actually look forward to filling it in everyday. It’s a scheduler and a journal all in one. For fun, grab yourself some colored pencils and feel free to color in some of the great images throughout the book.
Hello! I am using the magic academy journal for health challenges, diet and exercise. These are pretty tough, because I mostly like to sit and read, and I Love cookies and chocolate. Also Diet Coke. I love the journals and hope to buy more for my kids for a holiday gift. Thanks! Carol
Just great journals. I have bought a lot of them. And of course I will buy more.
This is my second Hero's Journal. The first journal was Legend of Istoria. That took me 9 months to get through. When I purchased that journal, I also used a weekly paper planner with a place for three monthly goals. I liked using that planner to plan my day/week/month/year and meals/grocery lists while using the journal to reflect on my day. With this journal, I have been completing an entry each day which puts me on track to complete it in 3 months. I enjoy the storylines and there have been some days when the quotes ("Why do you go away? So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. - Terry Pratchett) came up at the exactly right time (having to move back in with my parents after moving to a different state, feeling frustrated that I took a job that pays better but is a step back from the direction I wanted to go with my career).
I have used the hero’s journal for about a year and a half and this is my second one. I have loved these journals and the magic academy has been amazing so far, I love the guided questions in the beginning and the artwork. Also Having an option to skip days has been transformative for my journaling habits, before I would feel shame skipping days and now I don’t and I find I journal more consistently than ever. coloring on the days I feel stressed and have time is very good self care for me. Overall amazing product, I can’t recommend it enough.
Gorgeous, well made and a great way to keep priorities straight
This is the first one I’m starting with and I love the weekly check after every 7 days tracked
I really love these journals. I've always been someone with a lot of goals and being able to put them in this journal and map out the progress I'm making, reflecting after each chapter and after each act, has been extremely helpful. It makes me identify that there's actual progress being made. I'm always excited for the next act, and now, the next quest!
This might be the best goals journal I’ve ever owned. I love how creative it is and I didn’t think I’d love coloring the pages as much as I do. Filling out this journal is the best part of my daily routine.
Super neat story-oriented journal that's made to focus on a specific goal ("quest"). Packaging is A1 too! Love it
The new IMA Spellbound edition is gorgeous. Pictures don't do it justice. It was well packaged and everything I ordered arrived safe and sound. I am so happy with this order.
This is great for helping me collect my thoughts and write down what I need to do
This is so adorable.
I love this edition so much. The original magic academy was good but I struggled finding the motivation. This however has an expanded starting section that has done wonders!
As a gift for my spouse, the journal was a big hit. She enjoys writing in it and it brings some fun and whimsy to goal-keeping. The book itself is high quality too. It won't take her long to fill it.
I saw it advertised on Facebook and wanted to give it a try since I love writing and journals. It looks fun and interactive. I feel it would help me become a better writer and inspire me to set goals to publish my own works and help me develop good habits. A bit expensive, but the quality is worth it.
This is such a fun spin on planing your life out I love it and ive only used 2 pages
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My friend and I traded journals near December, and started our adventures. Right before mine arrived, I ended up going on a real life adventure at a local rehab, and spent four months there! My parents, on Christmas, brought the new journal out to me, and wow it has been such a help and a blessing to have along the way. Due to my circumstances, the journal came alive in a unique way, and was a lovely companion as I worked towards recovery. You guys are amazing, your products are amazing, 10/10!
Very helpful helpome chhooothe right one
The quality of this journal is really impressive. It's just so beautifully made, it inspires me to open it and use it! You just never know what you're going to actually get, when you order something online and this journal far exceeded my expectations! Thank you!
It’s spectacular. An intriguing way to experience your story.
I absolutely love these journals, I am almost finished with my first one and just got my next journal so I can keep the quest going! These are beautiful, fun, well constructed, and super helpful for keeping my daily routine organized while working on my various quests in life. Aside from the great layout and functionality, I really appreciate that they are undated! As someone with chronic health issues who is out of commission for unexpected stretches of time I love that I can pause my quest until I’m able to continue. I’m so glad to have finally found a way to keep track of my progress that not only works for me but also is so fun and unique!
I hate journalling, but as a holistic health practitioner I ask my clients to journal. I have to walk the walk, and finally I found a journal that fits me. As a long time gamer and lover of all things sci-fi and fantasy, I feel I'm writing my story, and it can be condensed and not some long arduous diary. I'm buying the rest of the journals because I've decided to journal for the next 9 months as a gift to myself!
I remember seeing these and thinking “Oh, these look cool,” so I bought the Wildwood Green journal. I just finished it last week then thought “I’ve really enjoyed this,” so now I’m continuing my quest through the Mystic Blue. I’m pretty busy in grad school so I don’t have a whole lot of time on hand, but this has been really helpful for that. Not that I don’t enjoy work and classes, but this has made completing assignments and such a dual purpose activity and given it an extra spark. When I do my daily entries and record my accomplishments and tasks, I’m usually thinking about making sure I complete them to increase my stats - it’s like a fun mini solo game of DND. I try to treat it as a campaign with some easier and hard tasks each day so I don’t always achieve every “seize the day” tasks I put down, but writing them down is still super helpful for me to keep thinking about them throughout the day and then fun/rewarding when I do complete my goals which in turn generally helps me stay on top of work. I would definitely recommend these to any of my friends - it’s fun!
I fell in love with the idea of the side quest decks and went to purchase them only to truly fall for the Journals. Initially undecided about How to use them, I followed the quiz for a recommendation and then took to heart the emails from Mentor after placing my order. I began planning before the beautiful journal arrived with the guidance suggested and am ecstatic to undertake my new adventure!
I accidentally entered my street number wrong so my journal was returned by USPS. Hero's Journal immediately sent me a new one even before the received the returned one! I love having a bit more structure to my journal and being able to incorporate goals rather than just free writing. I used to be a big free-writing journal person, but in the last few years that just hasn't appealed to me. I have struggled to keep a habit with a blank page. Having more structure and the whimsical drawings, gives me that much more motivation to keep up the habits I'm building!
I'm live writing in it and coloring in pages and I was never really into journal but with this it makes it fun.
I have never had good experience with long form planners. And while I have many daily reflection journals, thinking critically about how you feel during the day requires more time and energy than I am often willing to put out. I love that reflection sections are spaced out every 7 days. It gives me more flexibility to do those. I like this journal's format because I am definitely more of a 'wing it' person. And It gives me enough versatility to change plans day to day. Whereas with planners, things I 'plan' to do never actually happen on the day of. In addition I also love the page setup where the notes section and the sidequest area can really be whatever you want (personally i switched them. Notes is sidequests and vice versa) Remembering what I'm grateful for is good too! :) The only downside I have right now is that the linen cover attracts pet hair like mad. My journal is half furry now. And it's too much effort to get off. But that's okay. It's a small nitpick for a great journal. In addition, I don't like perceiving people as threats to my goal. For example, my goal is to get better grades this semester. While my family is of course overall supportive of this, day to day they are only a source of distraction. Constantly homework is interrupted for them. However I don't feel good putting them down as a threat just because of that. They want me to succeed. So I rarely use people as threats to my goal. I usually add them as a sidequest like 'spend time with x' instead. Because they are important and should not be neglected. For someone as burnt out, perfectionistic, hates rigidity, and scatter brained as me. Having an epic quest to go on has actually been useful! I've dependably eaten all my frogs and have adored using it! Great product! Will definitely buy more.
The Hero’s Journal and Sidequest cards have literally saved my marriage. Without deciding to get into these products I’m not sure I would have been able to sort out the messes in my head and stop from making a critical error that would have cost me everything. I now look forward to continuing many more journeys with these products and maintaining focus on the important things in life because of them.
Before I received The Hero’s Journal I used my own Bullet Journal that I designed, but this takes the time out of drawing each layout and The Hero’s Journal is much more exciting to use.
Cant wait to get started!
Look it have bought 3 of them. Keep them coming.
It's so beautiful in person.
High quality journal! I love how each page is designed as a different day on your adventure! (Not showing it in the photos because I don't want to spoil it for anyone) the added bookmark is really nice too! On the other side (not shown) it has a habit tracker.
I feel much more organized! I no longer have a lot of random lists I can't find. I love the artwork! I don't always have time to color it, but it's neat!
I have a hard time sticking to planers mainly because I get discharged when I skip a day and have to flip through empty pages because of that slip. I love that the pages don’t have dates on them and I can pick up where I left off. Not to mention the motivation I get from checking off my goals for the day! It’s a great journal all around and I can’t wait to see what other products emerge.
The journal is gorgeous and will really help me take things in do-able chunks until I reach my goal. I really like that I get to dictate how often I use it by entering the dates myself. I know I'll be able to look back and see how much I've accomplished.
I love my journal more than I thought I would! I fell in love with this company a long time ago but wasn’t able to make a purchase for financial reasons until now. I’m SO glad I have this journal! Something about having a physical journal really helps me focus in on what matters to me. I’ve used digital journals/planners for a couple years now but this one is definitely my favorite. I got the digital combo and enjoyed using it on my iPad before the physical one arrived. Now I exclusively use my physical copy. The theme is right down my alley and I’ve been coloring in it daily. It’s been such a blessing to my inner child. It helps me make better choices in other areas too. I really love how encouraging and uplifting it is without being overwhelmingly lengthy on the review/reflect questions (the long essay-style questionnaires I’ve had in other journals tend to burn me out after a few weeks). Great quality book and shipping was way faster than I expected it to be. I even got compliments from someone when I pulled the journal out of my purse! I’ve also enjoyed the emails I get from the company. The mentor letters are so encouraging and kind. Overall, so happy I got this journal! I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys journaling or wants to give it a try that also enjoys fantasy, creativity, and fun.
This gave me motivation to start journaling again. I never expected the sheer amount of art and storytelling that this journal has to offer.
I bought this journal for the new year because I was having trouble tracking my goal to lose weight. I think it’s perfect and I love the idea of having it be a quest. Almost like a video game! I love it. I got the magic academy journal and I love how every day is a new page designed as a flip book. It’s a very clever idea and I almost wish they had a volume 2 of magic academy to act as a second year so I can continue my quest.
1) What were you using to plan and track your goals before The Hero's Journal? I had sticky notes, reminders, and a small notepad to keep track of things. Not the most organized or functional thing in the world but I tried. I've had planners on my phone, computer, and physical ones but over time it gets to be generic and the same old same old. 2) What made you willing to try us out? Honestly, it was my husband who stumbled upon your page on Instagram, he mentioned it to me and I looked into it, took the quiz, and really wanted the journal (Istria magic academy potions purple) it looked so cool and the reviews were amazing, I and see why after having both digital and physical copy! It was a gift and now I want to get my sibling one too, I'm sure they'd love this! It's so cute, the story that goes with it is great and the anxiety of having to write every day is gone with more work-at-your-own-pace setting, I'm big into coloring so having that ability has created a very relaxing atmosphere for me to relax after work or just in general. I honestly can't wait to see what kind of person I become after finishing it and then starting over with a new journal! 3) Have you enjoyed your experience with us? I've had a wonderful experience, and the quality and dedication to this journal are beyond words, I'll be buying again soon. You have been by far the most detailed oriented small business for journals that I've seen.
I NEEDED this journal. I was diagnosed with a rare disorder that left me paralyzed. Thankfully it was treatable, but my mental health took a dive. This journal has been helping me with my recovery journey. Can't wait to order more!
I did not realize how introspective the start of the journal was, but I still love it. I've been able to make a concrete goal instead of dealing with vague thoughts of 'I should do this some time'.
I'm SO excited to have this whole trilogy! I saw the sneak peak for the one with dinosaurs and am ecstatic to see that too. I began my journey with the Istoria Magic Academy and love it so far. It really helped me to set my goals but also keep up with my quest. I successfully completed day one today. :) I've always loved stories through books, tabletop games and RPG video games, so this is a special treat to behold. Sincerely, Ashley
Same as the adventurer.
Greetings fellow Hero’s… It all started with the side quests. Each deck has a different theme (Magic, Medieval and then Outer space). Like many, I have been overwhelmed and have been procrastinating lately and thought the cards may help break up the “Same old, Same old”. Then I noticed the journals and since my online journal wasn’t working for me, I would give them a try. Just like the side quest card decks, the journals also have the same themes. I thought it might be a better way to keep track of my “Quests”.
I have used the Hero’s Journal Legend of Istoria and am in the middle of Istoria Magic Academy pdfs and love them. I like how they feel non-judgmental and have the flexibility to fit into any need I have for the day be it journaling, lists, notes, or a bit of everything. I bought hard copies of each adventure, but they are so beautiful, I bought another set to use… My plan is to use one of the hard copies when I finish the pdf.
My daughter in law loves it. My son loves the green journal as well. They are both excited about the side quest cards. They are excited about starting to use them.
I'm so glad I finally committed to starting this journey! I had seen quite a few ads for the Hero's Journal and decided to get myself a journal. I never really had a good way to set goals and keep track of them before. I loved the idea behind the Hero's Journal and I'm excited to continue the journey. Thank you so much for making this journal and look forward to new quests and adventures ahead.
I bought it for a Hannukah present for my daughter. I have enjoyed the emails and might buy one myself!
This is my fourth Hero's Journal. I really like the structure it gives my projects. The paper is thick enough for a fountain pen. I love that the black and white images can basically act as a coloring book, which is calming and adds a personal touch to the journal. I love the heft and feel of the book. Very dramatic. :)
I tried journaling so many times but quickly stopped. Staring at a blank page was uninspiring. I was also afraid that someone would read it and know my deepest thoughts and fears. With Hero's Journal, I am guided on my quest for self development through preprinted templates. Coloring stills my overactive mind and allows thoughts and inspiration to come forward. I can give people in my life fictitious names, so I don't have to worry if someone reads my journal. I create monsters to symbolize the hard things to overcome so I can write about the battles. I look forward to daily journaling now!
I am thus far very content with my product. This product was a joy to open and even from the packaging, I felt more motivated to get started. The images are beautiful and colouring them has been stress relieving. When it comes to colouring the journal, I would avoid colouring in Sharpies as they bleed through the paper, flare pens are pretty good, they don’t bleed through that much. The bleed through is faint. I live outside the USA and they were able to ship here. I like this product and would recommend it for someone who is unmotivated and needs that boost to get started on a goal. I also love that they are a small business and support small business is great!
I love that this journal makes you feel like the hero of your story. I was using a planner before, and while it had goals, it didn't have the reflections on my day that this one does. It is fun, and helps with my mental health.
I purchased all three to see which of the three themes my friends would like the most. These are going to make great Christmas just in time for 2023.
It's really effective in giving your life some magic to help you do self care
I deal with a lot of anxiety and depression due to my physical disability. I previously tried blank lined journals and bullet journals which I could never get into the habit of using. I came across an Instagram ad for hero's journal and looked into it more. I love the fantasy basis for the journals and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did, the journal gives me inspiration and a goal to work towards. I also love that you can color the pages. I look forward to my journey!
I love the story and pictures. It’s a fun way to journal, I look forward to it.
I ordered this journal to help keep me accountable and for a fun way to do it. I love the art and the motivation in the introduction. I will definitely order another when this one is filled up. My picture doesn't do it justice, I ordered the purple (which honestly is my least favorite color) and it's so vibrant!
It was wonderful as personal and for gift purposes
I love it. It is helping me develop better outlooks on life and manage my personal goals.
My life is a bit of a mess and I have seen ads for hero’s journal many times. I love planners and bullet journals but I get bored or distracted and forget. I work full time, and am a bonus mom/guardian to 7 boys from ages 3 - 16. I needed something to help me focus on daily tasks and personal improvement. The journals I bought were for me and one of my boys (13yr old). I love the art work and the concept of making my own story. There’s enough space for my to do list. Daily tasks & tracking my workouts. I couldn’t be happier and my boy spends time in his journal before bed instead of being on his phone which I think it’s a huge win! As the other kids get older I’m sure I’ll being buying more journals for them!
Got these for me and my boyfriend, they came quickly in perfect condition and were totally worth itbb
I recently came across this journal from a close friend and I have to say it's pretty epic! Not only is it self-paced and formated but it's therapeutic in so many ways! Love it!
It's a beautiful journal and I love it. I actually purchased it to use as my 2023 Planner, so it'll take some adjusting on my part to make it work, but really like this! Would love to see a 52 week planner version this time next year when I'm in the market again for a journal.
I have been looking for something that helps me organize my life and to tackle difficulties with some extra imagination. This is everything I was looking for. Just thinking about my theme and north star has given me so much light as now I see clearer what my personal goal has been all this time. I love how much love and quality is in to this journal. Can't wait to see where this adventure takes me. Thank you!
I love the adventure, pictures, and details of this book! I like that it guides you gently and changes every page. I don’t journal everyday like I would like to but I’m working my way up to that! I’m planning on ordering the others too because of how much I love this one!
This is absolutely brilliant, motivational and fun!!! I have struggled to journal but really desired to. From the presentation of the box, quality of pages and binding this product is exceptional. It is made in such a way to bring out your inner child. I want to journal and accomplish my quests!! I also chose to use pens to color and saw others note about bleed through. With any paper book the best pens to use are .3-.4mm. I haven’t had any issues on mine and thought would be helpful for others who mentioned. The paper quality is very good and quality of entire journal is worth every penny. I can also tell the passion, love and countless hours that went into the characters and design. Thank you so much for designing this!!! It truly has helped me in a very hard time. My husband even wants one now and he doesn’t journal lol. Can’t wait for the quest cards to come back in stock!
I already had filled one journal (the hero journal) and I personally loved using that journal, and I’m excited to start this new adventure. Maybe it’s the artist in me, but I just LOVE using something that LOOKS really good.
This journal is amazing and I highly recommend it!
Really enjoyed the story so far my 5yr son and I love coloring the pictures.
After deciding that Happy Planner is too customizable I started looking for a planner/journal hybrid with a bullet journal feel. The Hero's Journal is so fun! Questing is much more interesting than "working on a goal" Pen test has some shadow and ridging.
I actually ordered this item for a friend who was going to be working from Argentina for 3 months. She had told me how sometimes she has trouble journaling (which I had in the past as well) until I found The Hero's Journal. The guided journaling has really helped me and I have suggested it to people. It's been a huge blessing in this road to mental health healing I have been on and When I finish my first one will definitely be grabbing myself another one!
I have two other books and have had an excellent experience with them. I’m a terrible planner and this has really helped.
I have looked forward to using my journal everyday. It has been motivating and a great way to stay focused on my goal, unlike my planner which is all over the place. I’ve already thought of ways to use my next journals!
I have been journaling for years and tried all kinds of journals. None ever quite got it right. Until now. The nerd in me loves the quests and the whole experience of this awesome journal! I can't wait to get more. I am using mine for a mental health quest and the Istoria Magic Academy journal is perfect!
I have been absolutely delighted with my journals and this one is no exception.
Taking it a day at a time writing out anything that happened that day to help purge the excess chatter in my brain
I’m 100% obsessed with this journal. It is the perfect balance of self care, whimsy, and keeping yourself accountable. It’s not overwhelming and I have woken up early every morning this week just to write up my day. I’ve got a list of people I will be gifting these to. Bravo to you for creating such a wonderful tool for all heroes.
I'll admit that I was afraid that this would be "just another journal" for me- with either too many things to fill out each day or too few. This really is a perfect mix- and I'm more and more excited to color things in as I go. _ love the "frog" to eat- I read that book, totally love the strategy - Love the grateful, allies, threats. Love that I get two rewrite my quest each day to really drive it home. The thing that would allow me to stop using my other journals are weekly/monthly spreads so I can plan within it- but I understand that's not the purpose here. Overall a big win.
The journal and all accompanying material fall a bit on the cheesy side, but in the best possible way. Talking of grand adventure, treating small daily stuff like steps on some great quest, and encouraging regular self reflection and reviewing of progress in between chapters, to name a few examples. As someone who struggles with keeping track of stuff and generally doesn't enjoy self improvement journals, I've honestly been shocked at how fun and helpful this one is. The fact that the book is a nice quality, well bound journal that comes in a fancy feeling case just makes writing in this thing feel all that more special, and makes me want to come back and write in it more on a daily basis. I've found it's really helped me keep on track with my goals, and I definitely see myself ordering another one whenever I finish this current book.
I think I got an older version of the journal since it had the numbers on the list section and no pocket but I love it none the less!
Im just starting but I feel better with this journal than any other I feel like a magical creature
Very well made journal, seems it would last being carried around. Makes me actually want to write things down because it’s more fun than a normal journal/ planner. Being able to color in the pages is really cool.
The art, the psychology and the gamification make me feel encourage to tackle some goals. Getting to label each entry as a quest allows me to laser focus through the other “must-dos” and see how every day can lead towards my ultimate goal If you’re thinking about getting some of these journals, bite the bullet and do it. There is nothing to lose and so much to gain.
These journals keep me on track and give texture to my goals. I’ve accomplished so much more having a Hero’s Journal by my side.
I LOVE this journal. I am not someone who ever keeps a journal for long. I get bored with them quickly so I always assume a journal will not work for me. Now, it has only been one week, but I actually look forward to using it each night to prepare for the next day. I use a different color each day to color in the pages and check mark things I did from the previous day, then write out all of the info on that page. The next day, I use a different color to color different elements of the scene and go on like that. It makes it fun and relaxing. There have been things on my list of "one day I'll" that I have actually been doing since using this journal. You have a customer for life. I figure I will do one of the other journals next, then the next one after that, then cycle through them again until you come out with a new one. Thank you for making such an awesome product.
i am trying them all actually:) im enjoying doing them. some days i journal a little, other days a lot and a moment to reflect and color a bit