Ever since the first time I read it, I’ve come to believe in this verse, “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established” (Proverbs 16:3). Obviously, prioritize the commitment to God. But then I realized the verse is saying we can only do thus after we’ve actually planned for something. That the work that God will prosper, will grant success to, will establish, is but an outcome of what was once a blueprint. But if you’re one who’s poor in designing even at least a year in your life, then you perhaps can use a nudge or two. I say start that by going through this mini survey I made of the 2014 journals, in the hopes that at least one will fit you.
“Brew your BEST YEAR”
The 2014 Giving Journal by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is reminiscent of a tradition Starbucks actually started in this nation: drink your way to an awesome planner.
I was actually a fan of the Starbucks holiday tradition, but it already kind of got old for me. On the other hand, this giving journal which upholds the core value of the company of giving back, created a full year of nuggets from people from different walks of life (Kirby Martin for fitness, Randell Tiongson for finances, my husband and I for relationships), that are supposed to inspire the “customers to give back in concrete and inspired ways and to celebrate the joy of doing so with others.”
Each month has a certain theme that should help us reflect on life and actualize our goals. Look forward to daily bites of reflection, suggested habits, inspirational quotes, that all aim to help you come to a successful tweet report everyday. To know more about The Giving Journal, do visit The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf coffee shops within the area!
Belle du Jour…and more!
Women have gone crazy over this planner for very good reasons- its interactive layout, as well as tons and tons of coupons inside. Yet this year, the BDJ company released other-themed journals to perhaps accommodate a wider variety of Pinays and Pinoys.
The BDJ Power Planner still remains on top of the list, of course. With over 40, 000 pesos worth of coupons inside, it’s a steal at P680 for the leather, and P598 for the matte print. But what’s great about this and the other planners BDJ released, are the blank pages in layouts favorable to thinking, dreaming, cutting out a vivid and detailed plan of exactly what you want to happen in the coming year.
I’d say BDJ 2014 Power planner is for the dreamer (with pages designed specifically for sketching out dreams and planning vacations), the Navi 2014 is for the explorer (check out 101 steps provided to make this a meaningful year), and the Everything is Possible for those who are inviting a positive 2014 (watch out for the Happiness List which is a monthly task of jotting down what makes you happy). To know more, visit http://belledejourpowerplanner.com/.
Mom 24/7 is a straightforward planner, only that it makes a weekly grid for jotting down schedules of both the kids and their mom! I imagine this to be helpful when you’ve got a houseful of people with all sorts of activities. I can imagine this helps in giving the mom authority and the manager an overview of how packed the week is going to be. End pages also cover different facets of a mom’s life with a sheet for all her children’s information, health records, grocery and party essentials, household staff file, and more. To know more about it, do visit http://mommymundo.com/.