Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CBTL's Brew Your Best Year Planner #Brew2014

Every year in the months leading to Christmas, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf releases its much-desired Giving Journal, and every year they make it their goal to come up with something better than the last. From a plesantly designed planner to pages that promote a lifestyle of giving to others, CBTL has constantly evolved their journals to share their passion for giving, for sharing, and for community.

Building on the tradition of giving, CBTL brings us healthy habits and inspirations from different experts to help us grow into The Best Version of You. Every week, the planner introduces a new habit you can practice to help you grow physically, mentally, spiritually, relationally, and financially. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf takes it even further, coming up with unique suggestions for you to have fun! CBTL encourages you to read each of the entries, follow the success tweets, and visit the contributor blogs with the end goal that after these 52 weeks, you are 52 times more amazing.

Each month highlights a monthly theme, to help you reflect on life and actualize your goals. CBTL created a monthly theme in the form of daily reflections, habits, success tweets, and inspirational quotes to keep you motivated throughout the year. I especially love the watercolor, pen, and calligraphy artwork of Alessa Lanot, that is prevalent throughout most of the planner

There's a vertical space for each day of the week to scribble down notes for meetings, tasks, and to-do lists in an organized manner. Or if you're an out-of-the box thinker like me, completely ignore the lines and turn each page into a free space of ideas! Oh, the possibilities!

For the creatives who experience writer's block every now and then, or if you're just stuck in a rut, or are simply in need of a fresh surge of inspiration, just flip through the pages of the planner. You'll find life counseling tidbits, quotes, and even a few artistic photos taken at CBTL's homey stores.

Other than CBTL coupons for discounts and special treats, the planner is also filled with special pages that will help you give back to the community and open up your generous spirit, such as The Giving Tree and My giving Game Plan, which is something I unintentionally began last year that has opened me up to so many blessings and opportunities.

When mucking around Manila this year, make sure to get your hands on The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Giving Journal and brew your best year! I love this simple planner. But I am even more excited to fill this up with what I will achieve as I live a life that overflows.

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