Every time I’m about to ring in the new year, I like to plan on how I want the next 365 days of my life to be. When I was a kid, I used to do so by creating New Year’s Resolutions like so many other people. But for some time now, I’ve been doing so by writing down my plans on paper so a planner always comes in handy for me!

Aside from that however, I also like to jot random things on my planner – from friends’ birthdays/special occasions to work meetings, to blog post ideas to expenses I’ve incurred and things I have to buy – an idea I’ve adopted from my Dad. I know, I’m so old school! A lot of peeps nowadays rely on their smartphones for that but whatever. I like my system. 
Anyhow, I’ve finally decided on the planners – yes, multiple (actually just 2) – I’m going to use for 2017! And because I also like having coffee at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf with Ryan a lot, I’ve been able to complete stamps from them already resulting in multiple planners!
I actually like CBTL’s The Giving Journal. For one thing, they come in colorful versions.

It’s also got inspirational notes with really nice illustrations inside which really lives up to their Brew Your Best Year brand messaging. 

It’s also got a good enough space to write down things everyday whether they’re goals, meetings or just random things.

And of course, for the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf lovers, some coupons you can use when you visit!
Plus with The Giving Journal you’re also supporting CBTL’s advocacy. It’s not called The Giving Journal for nothing! Every cup purchased and every Giving Journal redeemed helps enable the dream of Real Life scholars to take flight. Read more about that here
Don’t you just love this time of the year? You’ve got a delicious coffee to drink while you chat with friends, do some work or just while the time away perhaps accompanied by a good book to read or a laptop for your TV or movie marathons (CBTL offers free WiFi for Swirl card holders) and at the same time, you get to have a very nice planner while being able to help someone too! I know I do.  
Want to make this 2017 your best year ever? This planner can be the perfect companion! And on that note, because Christmas is the time for giving, I’m giving 2 people The 2017 Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Giving Journal! 

The mechanics are simple – it’s follow, tweet and comment! And by New Year’s Day 2017, I’m picking out the 2 winners! Oh and this contest is open to Philippine residents only