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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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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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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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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