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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For Blogmas Day 4, I've got a special treat! I made a desktop wallpaper based on my fav holiday movie to get your computer into the Christmas spirit. | BLOGMAS DAY 4: MONDAY MOTIVATION FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 4: Monday Motivation — FREE White Christmas desktop wallpaper

Today is day 4 of #HBJblogmas and it’s the first “Monday Motivation” day! Monday Motivation means I will be giving you something that I find motivating. That might be something to share on social media, a challenge for you, a story from my life, or (as with today) a desktop wallpaper with a motivational quote.     My favorite Christmas movie is, without a doubt, White Christmas. If you haven’t seen it, you should certainly check it out! It’s an old school musical movie and the music and visuals are just awesome. Although the most famous song in the movie is…

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It's so hard to buy gifts for your parents. Never fear, today's Blogmas post is a gift guide full of ideas of gifts to give the most important people. | BLOGMAS DAY 3: GIFT GUIDE — WHAT TO GET YOUR PARENTS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 3: Gift guide — what to get for your parents

I think it’s a generally accepted fact that your parents are some of the most difficult people to buy gifts for. They often the most important people in your life (giving birth to and raising a child is no easy feat!). If you’re in college, most likely you’re still financially dependant on them. That means that you might want to give your mom the world, but you probably want to show that you’re financially responsible enough not to waste money on extravagant gifts. In this installment of my gift guide series, I’m trying to help you solve these problems by…

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Is your office, team, or family doing a white elephant gift exchange this year? Out of ideas? Look no further than this gift guide! | BLOGMAS DAY 2: WHITE ELEPHANT EXCHANGE GIFT GUIDE | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 2: Gift guide — white elephant gift exchange

Here we are for day two of #HBJblogmas and today I’ve got a gift guide for y’all! Today’s post is all about ideas of what to bring to a white elephant gift exchange. If you’re not familiar, in a white elephant, everyone brings a gift to put in a common pool. Then, people draw numbers to determine the order people will pick gifts. Depending on the exact rules you’re playing by, people can swap gifts a certain number of times if they pull one they like less than a gift somebody else has. White elephants are a pretty fun type…

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So excited to announce I'll be participating in Blogmas this year! One new post every day of the Christmas season (11/24 - 1/6) for 44 days of content! | BLOGMAS DAY 1: ANNOUNCING BLOGMAS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 1: Announcing Blogmas!

Hey y’all, I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving. Whether you sat down to a huge homemade feast with extended family or went out for Chinese food, I hope you had a great day. I had a lovely Thanksgiving meal with my family and spent a lot of time thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for. Today begins the time when it’s socially acceptable to start listening to Christmas music and I’m pretty darn excited! The holiday season is my favorite season (other than summer of course) and this year I’m going to be doing a…

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If you're an RA, you know the importance of beautiful bulletin boards. Check out my 4 favorite resources to make yours top notch! | RA SERIES: THE 4 BEST RESOURCES FOR BEAUTIFUL BOARDS AND FLYERS | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

RA series: The 4 best resources for beautiful boards and flyers

This post is the second installment in my RA series here on Honeybee Joyous. This coming weekend, I’m heading to the annual VACUHO conference as part of my school’s delegation. It’s basically a conference for RAs at colleges all across Virginia and I’m so excited! I went last year and had a great time, and I think this year it will be even better. So, in the spirit of the Residence Life hype I’ve been feeling lately, I thought I’d write an RA-related post this week. In this post, I’ll be running through four  essential resources for when I sit down to…

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Looking to impress hiring managers? Look no further than this guide to creating the perfect resume, chock full of tips and tricks. | THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CREATING A FANTASTIC RESUME | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

The essential guide to creating a fantastic resume

As a senior, the job search, “adulting,” and “real life” are coming faster than ever. Even if you’re still a ways away from graduating and finding a “real job,” you might be looking for an internship, a part-time job, or just trying to get ahead. Whatever your job search situation, this week’s post is for you! I’m going to run down all the tips I can think of about how to make an amazing resume to really put your best foot forward. Let’s take it from the top! I’m going to run through my resume top to bottom and give…

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Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions you can make in college. In this Q+A, real college students give advice on how to select a major. | HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST MAJOR FOR YOU | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to choose the best major for you

Choosing a major is one of the most significant decisions you can make in college. It influences a large number of the classes you take and sometimes can even impact your career post-graduation. Because it’s such a big decision, I knew I wanted to write a post about it. However, I only have so much experience with it and I really can’t speak for a lot of majors. I decided to get around the narrow field of my experience by doing what I always do when I need help — asking my friends. I’m lucky enough to have friends with…

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It can be hard to motivate yourself to exercise when you don't like going to the gym. Here are my tips on creative ways to get around your gym aversion! | HOW TO EXERCISE WHEN YOU HATE THE GYM | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to exercise when you hate the gym

Ever since I first came to college, one of the things I’ve had the toughest time with is getting myself to exercise. I set some form of an “exercise more” goal every time I do some goal setting, but it’s often the goal I falter on the most. A lot of my friends will go for runs outside or trek to our campus rec center for a cardio and weightlifting session. I’m always amazed by people who have the motivation to make it there because, truth be told, I hate working out at the gym. I don’t like running, I don’t…

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Sky high student loans mean that every penny counts in college. Check out these 8 great tips on how to save money as a student! | HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN COLLEGE | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

How to save money in college

With the sky high amounts that so many of us owe in student loans, being frugal is increasingly important. It can sometimes be hard to save money while you’re in college, but I’ve rounded up my best tips for today’s blog post. Without further ado, check out my 8 best money-saving suggestions for college students! *Please note: This advice comes from my own experience and because of that is geared toward people from an upper middle class background similar to mine. I’m not an expert on this subject and can only speak from my own experience.* 1. Create a budget…

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