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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I love trying new planning tools and sometimes you try something and it just CLICKS! My new planner from PurpleTrail has changed the way I plan for the better. | MY NEW FAVORITE PLANNING TOOL (FEATURING PURPLETRAIL) | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

My new favorite planning tool (featuring PurpleTrail)

If you know me at all, you probably know I’m obsessed with planners and productivity tools. I’ve been using a paper planner since elementary school when they made us buy a $3 agenda to have our parents sign off on our homework assignments. Through the years, I’ve experimented with all kinds of planners, bullet journaling, and even tried to go electronic (long story short, works for my blog, but not for my life). I’ll probably never be done trying new planners, but I think I’ve found planner peace for now! In this post, I’m sharing a walkthrough of my new…

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Normally, you'd have to pry my paper planners from my cold, dead hands, but when it comes to my blog, I'm all about digital planning tools and my absolute fav is Trello. | BLOGMAS DAY 41: WHY TRELLO IS THE ONLY PROGRAM I USE TO PLAN MY BLOGGING CALENDAR | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 41: Why Trello is the only program I use to plan my blogging calendar

Normally, you’d have to pry my paper planners from my cold, dead hands, but when it comes to my blog, I’m all about digital planning tools and my absolute favorite digital planning tool is one called Trello. My college newspaper tried to start using the program one year for assigning stories but none of us could really figure it out and we already had a system that worked well, so it didn’t stick and I pretty much forgot about it. But then, I read this post from my friend Samantha over at As Life Grows and I totally changed my…

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My planner is my LIFE and I'm always thinking of new lists and charts to keep in it. Here are some of my favorite lists I keep in my planner. | A LIST OF LISTS YOU NEED IN YOUR PLANNER | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

A list of lists you NEED to keep in your planner

Whatever you’ve been up to lately, I hope your school year is off to a great start! My first week has been ridiculously busy so I’m coming at you with a short and sweet post this week on the blog. It’s literally just a list of 13 lists that I strongly recommend keeping in your planner, bullet journal, or catch-all notebook. Some of them even come with links to past posts on the blog if you’re interested in learning more about how I handle these important items in my life. {Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post…

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I love using my planner, but my catch-all notebook is an essential supplement and productivity game changer I use to keep my life organized. | 7 REASONS WHY I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY 'CATCH-ALL NOTEBOOK' | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

7 reasons why I absolutely love my ‘catch-all notebook’

Everybody who knows me knows how much I love my planner, but what you may not know is that I have a notebook I consider just as essential to my productivity as my planner. I call this my ‘catch-all notebook’ and this post is all about how and why I use this notebook as an absolutely essential supplement to my planner. I’ve had some form of catch-all notebook for almost as long as I’ve used a planner, but I think I’ve finally settled on an iteration that I’m totally satisfied with. As the name would suggest, the point of this…

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College classes often come with a lot of assignments, but crafting a planner system that works for you can ensure that you never miss an assignment again.

How to use a planner: Tracking class assignments

It’s no secret that I LOVE my planner. I use it to keep track of just about everything, from my classes, to my job, to extracurriculars, to this blog. I learned a long time ago that I tend to remember things best if I write them down and color code them, so I’ve been using a physical planner since about fifth grade. In this post, I’ll be giving you a peek into my planner. More specifically, how I use my planner to keep track of my assignments and how to make sure that you never forget a single assignment for your…

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