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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One of the things that makes us procrastinate most is the fear of starting. It feeds into our perfectionism and makes us think something isn't worth attempting. | HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF STARTING | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to overcome the fear of starting

One of the things that makes us procrastinate most is the fear of starting. It feeds into our perfectionism and makes us think something isn’t worth attempting. Being afraid to start is the biggest barrier to creative accomplishment and the thing that’s usually holding us back from accomplishing our goals. In today’s blog post, I’m going to offer my advice on how to overcome the fear of starting, and I hope that you’ll leave some advice of your own in the comments. We all have a lot to learn from one another.       “Just start” isn’t always easy…

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I've recently started using the Rule of Five to keep my to do list under control and it's been making such a difference in my time management! Check out this post to see how you can implement this rule. | HOW TO MAKE YOUR TO DO LIST MANAGEABLE USING THE RULE OF FIVE | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to make your to do list manageable with the Rule of Five

If you know anything about me, you probably know I’d be absolutely lost without my to do list. I’m a chronic overcommitter and I’ve always got a million things going on at once. The only way I can make sure I don’t miss a meeting or forget about an exam is by living by my planner and my to-do list religiously. Recently, I’ve been introduced to something called “the Rule of Five” that has completely changed the way I handle my day-to-day tasks and assignments. What’s your favorite way to manage your to-do list? Tell me in the comments below…

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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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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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