Have you been reading about the benefits of journaling but are unsure where to begin? Check out this post for a month's worth of journal prompts to start! | 31 JOURNAL PROMPTS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU THINK | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

31 journal prompts guaranteed to make you think

Journaling is one of those things that sounds really great when you’re making New Year’s Resolutions or reading self help books, but it can be hard to keep up with, especially if you feel like your day-to-day activities are on the mundane side. I’m always trying to journal more, but frequently find myself at a loss for what to write. So, I decided to create this blog post with an entire month’s worth of journal prompts for you (and me!) to draw inspiration from. I’m always trying to get myself to journal more, but I often end up sitting down…

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Grad school can be a ridiculously stressful time, but that doesn't mean you can't still make time for the things you enjoy and have fun! | HOW TO HAVE FUN WHILE YOU'RE IN GRAD SCHOOL | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to have fun while you’re in grad school

I’m no stranger to academic rigor and a busy schedule, but man oh man is grad school a different beast. It may seem like the spring semester has only just begun, but my program has me doing just five weeks of class and then right on in to full time student teaching. This academic year has been quite a whirlwind so far and is only going to get busier so … How do I stay sane? How do I make time for fun? I’m not so sure about staying sane, but in this week’s post I’m at least going to…

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If you're struggling to get out of bed, forgetting important appointments, or your apartment is a mess creating routines helps simplify your life! | 5 STEPS TO CREATING ROUTINES THAT MAKE LIFE EASY | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

5 steps to creating routines that make life easy

Lots of people talk about routines — morning routines, night routines, skincare routines, exercise routines. People talk about how these regimens simplify their lives, help them stay organized, and make everything easier. But one question I feel like is always hard to answer is how do I create effective routines? I wouldn’t say I’m an expert (I sometimes have a terrible time sticking to my routines), but I definitely have had a lot of success simplifying some everyday tasks by creating routines to help me get through the more tedious parts of my day. {What kinds of routines do you…

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There's a lot of pressure to start off the semester on the right foot, but how do you actually do that? I'm sharing 3 of my favorite tips in this post! | 3 MORE THINGS TO DO TO PREPARE FOR A NEW SEMESTER | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

3 MORE things to do to prepare for a new semester

Now that our goals are set, our vision boards are made, and we’re thinking about our intentions for 2019, it’s about time to head back to real life and away from winter break. I’m starting my final semester of grad school and I’m hoping this will be my best semester of school yet! Last January, I wrote a blog post about 3 things to do to prepare for a new semester (read it here!) and really make the most of your fresh start. I enjoyed writing that post and those are three things I actually do, so I decided to…

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It's no secret I love setting goals + making plans! The New Year is my fav time of year (besides summer + Christmas) and I'm excited to share my new goals! | GOALS, PLANS, AND DREAMS FOR 2019 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Goals, plans, and dreams for 2019

It’s no secret I love setting goals and making plans! The New Year is my favorite time of year (besides summer and Christmas of course) and I’m excited to kick off 2019 on the blog with my goals, vision board, and word of the year for 2019. {Be sure to leave a comment and share your own 2019 goals!} 2018 Review If you missed my big review of 2018, be sure to check out that blog post here! In this post, I’m just going to do a quick check-in on how I did with the goals I set for myself…

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My word of the year for 2018 was REACH. I loved looking through my photos from the year to see how I pushed myself out of my comfort zone this year. 2018: MY YEAR IN REVIEW | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

2018: My year in review

Wow I can’t believe 2018 is just about over! This has been one crazy year. In January I set my goals and intentions for the year and decided my word for the year would be REACH. 2017 was a year of growth and in 2018 I wanted to be the driver of that growth rather than letting circumstances sneak up on me. I wanted to take charge, make my own decisions, and keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I’m pretty sure I succeeded overall. Just like last year, this year in review post was so much fun to put…

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Unfortunately, every day can't be New Year's Day. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can fake a fresh start and get yourself out of a rut. | HOW TO FAKE A FRESH START | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to fake a fresh start

If you know me, you know one of my favorite times of year is the new year when everybody is thinking about their intentions, goals, and habits. There’s nothing like a fresh start, but New Year’s Day only comes once a year. My solution is to trick myself into feeling like I have fresh starts ALL THE TIME! Whether it’s the beginning of the week, right after a walk, or even just picking up my computer and moving to a new room, it’s surprisingly easy to fake a fresh start every single day! Check out my tips and be sure to…

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Doing a monthly review helps me feel in control of my life, keep track of my finances, and stay sane. This post will show you why and give you a FREE template to use to do your own! | WHY YOU SHOULD BE DOING A MONTHLY REVIEW + FREE TEMPLATE | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Why you should be doing a monthly review + free template

Around the end of each month, you usually start seeing your favorite influencers posting videos and blog posts about their monthly favorites, recaps of what they’ve been up to the past month, and sometimes goals for the month ahead. I’m a big fan of seizing any opportunity to get a fresh start, so I’m all about turning over a new lead each month. The way I like to get a fresh start at the beginning of the new month is to do a monthly review in my planner or catch-all notebook. In this blog post, I’ll share a little about how…

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My four years of undergrad were years of growth, change, and lessons. I learned a lot — big and small, academic and personal. Here are 34 of the most important lessons I learned in college. | 34 THINGS I LEARNED IN 4 YEARS OF COLLEGE | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

34 lessons I learned in my 4 years of undergrad

I graduated!! Four years of college are done and I’ve got a bachelor’s degree! I can hardly believe it but I’m done with my undergrad career and I learned so much in my four years at William & Mary. I learned a lot both inside and outside the classroom and the past four years have been full of personal growth and change. I’ve experienced lots of super high highs, lots of super low lows, and lots and lots of days that felt like just another day. Today, I’m sharing with you 34 of the most important (both big and small)…

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Finals week can be stressful, but implementing effective study strategies can help you succeed on your exams and feel less stressed while doing it. Here are three of my favorite techniques. | FINALS WEEK: 3 STUDY STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU SUCCEED | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Finals week: 3 study strategies to help you succeed

For some people, finals week can be one of the most stressful times of the school year. I’ve already written about ways to destress and ways to stay sane during finals week, but today I’m going to share three study strategies that can help you ace your final exams. Before you head off to the library to implement these study tips, don’t forget to check out my post all about what to bring with you for a long study session at the library and above all, remember to focus and breathe! You can do this!     There is no shortage of…

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