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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I'm so excited about my goals for 2018, but they involve instilling some brand new habits. What better way to do that than with a habit tracker? This post shows you how + includes a free printable template! | BLOGMAS DAY 40: HOW TO CREATE A HABIT TRACKER TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 40: How to create a habit tracker to help you achieve your goals + free template!

I’m so excited about working toward my goals for 2018 and centering my word of the year in all my practices, but part of achieving your goals is developing systems that motivate you and hold you accountable. A lot of my goals for this year rely on instilling new, healthy habits into my life. It can be really hard to start new habits, but I’m excited about the system I’ve developed to work on my 2018 healthy habits! Check out my habit tracker method in this post and keep reading through the end for a free download of your own…

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Happy New Year! It's the first day of 2018 and you know what that means — goal setting time! For #HBJblogmas Day 39, I'm running down my goals for 2018. | BLOGMAS DAY 39: MY GOALS FOR 2018 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 39: My goals for 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you have big plans for 2018 because I know I do! A couple days ago I posted my 2017 year in review, yesterday I shared my 2018 vision board and why my word of the year is REACH, and today I’m sharing my goals for the new year! Keep reading to find out what my goals are for 2018 and be sure to leave me a comment with some of your goals for the new year.     Y’all I LOVE setting goals. I’ve got my method narrowed down pretty well, so if you’re interested in…

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2017 was a year of immense personal growth for me. Relive my year with my for #HBJblogmas Day 37 and tell me what you did this year. | BLOGMAS DAY 37: 2017 — MY YEAR IN REVIEW | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 37: 2017 — My year in review

This post has been so much fun to pull together. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always one of my favorite times of year because it’s a time filled with reflection on the past and planning for the future. I loved going through all the pictures on my camera roll and my Snapchat memories to decide what I wanted to write about for my year in review because this was such a special year for me. I’ll be going into a lot more detail below, but to summarize, my theme for this year ended up being growth. I learned so much…

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Honeybee Joyous is full of posts giving advice on all kinds of topics. In this post, I've rounded up some of my favorites to help you follow through on your New Year's resolutions. | BLOGMAS DAY 35: LET ME HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 35: Let me help you with your New Year’s resolutions

You probably already know I love setting, working toward, and achieving goals! That’s why I love celebrating the New Year! It’s so much fun and feels so good to work toward something important to you. My 2018 goals post is coming on New Year’s Day, but in the meantime, for #HBJblogmas Day 35, I’m going to help you with some of your New Year’s resolutions! As of publishing this post, there are 65 blog posts on Honeybee Joyous. That’s a lot of content! I sorted through all of it and did a bit of a link roundup below. I’ve included…

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The time is coming to make New Year's resolutions! In this post, I'm running down 3 things I think it's important to think about before making your 2018 resolutions. | BLOGMAS DAY 33: 3 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE MAKING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 33: 3 things to think about before making New Year’s resolutions

If you were celebrating, I hope your Christmas was absolutely magical! Now Christmas Day has come and gone but that doesn’t mean #HBJblogmas is over. I’m keeping this project going until the 12th day of Christmas on January 6th! In today’s post, I’m starting my 2018 preparations by sharing with you three things I think are important to think through before making your New Year’s resolutions. I’ll be doing a post in a few days with my resolutions and goals all laid out in detail, but if you can’t wait until then, I’ve got some resolutions-related resources I’ll link below…

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Today's Monday Motivation features one of my favorite things — goal setting! Check out some of my favorite links with tips for setting awesome goals. | BLOGMAS DAY 25: MONDAY MOTIVATION — GOAL SETTING LINK ROUNDUP | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 25: Monday Motivation — Goal setting link roundup

If you’re a longtime Honeybee Joyous reader, you probably know about how much I love to set, work toward, and achieve goals. Since the new year is coming up, I figured I’d share some of my favorite posts and links about setting and attaining your goals. Some of these links are mine and others are to great posts on other blogs. You can also find even more goal setting links on my goal setting Pinterest board.     How to set awesome goals in 5 simple steps This was my very first goal setting post and it’s one of my…

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Email can be one of the biggest sources of digital clutter. It's a challenge, but today I'm sharing how I stay on top of all 4 of my email accounts. | BLOGMAS DAY 12: HOW I STAY ON TOP OF MY EMAILS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 12: How I stay on top of my emails

If you know me personally, you probably know that I essentially live and die by my email. My eternal, elusive goal is Inbox Zero, but man is it hard to get there and stay there. In my post about how to be productive if you have a spare hour, I mentioned that I often use that time to answer emails. A reader reached out to me and said she’d be interested to hear how I keep my emails organized and stay on top of everything, so I figured #HBJblogmas was the perfect time to write a post about it!  …

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Sometimes you only have an hour to spare, but tons to do. Today's post is all about how to be productive and make the most of that spare hour! | BLOGMAS DAY 5: HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN A SPARE HOUR | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 5: How to be productive when you have a spare hour

Sometimes you only have an hour to spare, but tons to do. It’s Blogmas Day 5 and today I’m going to try to solve that time management problem for you. How do you make the most of a spare hour? When you only have an hour between classes, how can you be productive? Check out my tips below!     Answer emails Y’all, if you know anything about me, you probably know I live and die by my email. Inbox zero is my perpetual life goal and I use my unread email list as a to do list (if you…

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