What’s Inside my 2019 CBTL Giving Journal?
Jotting down notes is the first thing I do to take my mind off stress. It makes me think more. It lessens the burden inside my brain. It helps me gain control over my emotions and my thoughts. Plus, it makes my day more manageable. Having a toddler always makes me forget about the things I’m supposed to do. So I write down expenses, meal plans, budgets, and upcoming events to remind myself. A new year calls for a new journal that’s why I chose this one with the help of my partner. I don’t want to overload in caffeine but he does so, that’s how I finally got my hands on my first ever The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giving Journal. And since it’s my first ever CBTL Journal, I am so excited to use it.
CBTL’s theme for 2019 is LIVE GENEROUSLY, which the essence was wonderfully curated in the first pages of the journal.
As what CBTL always say – it’s more than coffee – it’s passion, social responsibility. It means giving back. So I don’t really feel the guilt of buying too much coffee for this planner because I know I was able to give back.
This year, the CBTL journal has 4 designs – 2 hardbound Teal and Black and 2 cork covers with CBTL Logo – which I say is very classy, minimal. You can never go wrong with Teal or Black but I chose the former as I got a black bullet journal last year.
The cover is minimal with gold foil stamping. Lightweight but hardbound. Sturdy. The color, oh I love the color. Teal.
There are artworks featured for the monthly pages made by Local Filipino Artists. The artwork represents their personal representation of generosity as per the year’s theme.
Each week, the CBTL Journal has a Bible Verse and an inspirational message to remind us and lead us to live a more generous life. It makes me think of how I can express my generosity for my Time, Talent and Treasures. How can I use my God-given talents and abilities to help others?
Monthly goal setting and reflection pages are inside the CBTL Journal as well so we won’t forget our ideal goal. Unlike other planners, it guides me with a financial corner to help me achieve my savings and investment goals. Learning and opportunities, Health & Wellness, and Relational Corner to foster fulfilling relationships year round.
The monthly spread allows you to write your monthly priorities and important events or must-do lists.
That’s a very subtle and clean spread, isn’t it?
And at the end of every month, the journal will guide you to reflect regarding past week’s learnings.
The journal even comes with coupons for the whole year, 1 per month. If you’re a coffee lover, as I am, these are super great deals.
I love the back pocket where I can keep notes, receipts, and even my pen. Plus, minimally designed really cute coffee stickers that come with the CBTL Journal. I just wish they have more stickers.
Btw, if you got yours, do not forget to sign up to BrewYourBestYear.com to get monthly freebies. It’s a really great community of passionate people, inspiring positive change in ourselves and in our community. I had some good reads over there.
Anywaysssss, I am so excited to use my CBTL Journal and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. Here’s to hoarding stickers and highlighters and cute glitter pens for 2019.
Have you ever got yours? What’s the journal you got this year?