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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How to step back from the things you love — guilt free!

This is the first post on this blog in about a year. There were a lot of reasons I stopped posting but the most important one is that I made a conscious decision to take a break. I didn’t fall behind on posting, I didn’t get bored with it, I didn’t forget about it. I decided taking a hiatus was the best choice for me. In this first post after my step back, I’m going to explain why I took a break and share some wisdom on how you can get rid of the guilt that’s preventing you from taking…

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Divide your life into 4 sections and start focusing your time on quadrant 2 — important and non-urgent activities — for maximum productivity.

How to prioritize your life with the quadrant method

Recently, I finally got around to reading a book I’ve been hearing positive things about for a long time: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. This book is a staple of many people who are really knowledgeable about productivity and I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it! I actually read it as an ebook that I borrowed online from my local library, which is a method I highly recommend. Even if you’re away at college, you can borrow ebooks from your library back home using your library card because it’s all done online.…

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Keeping a gratitude journal is an important part of living a positive, joyous life. Check out this post to learn how and download a template to start out!

How to keep a gratitude journal + freebie

Today, I’m excited to share with you how I keep my daily gratitude journal as well as a template you can download and use to begin your very own gratitude journal! The importance of gratitude I don’t know where I first read about the importance of gratitude, but it really stuck with me. It used to be that I only thought about what I was grateful for when Thanksgiving rolled around, but somebody told me that your life would improve drastically if you made time to each day to count your blessings. I was skeptical at first, but I tried the…

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Taking care of yourself is so important when it comes to college life. These are 10 easy ways to incorporate self-care and happiness into your life.

10 easy ways to practice self care every day

“Self care” is something of a buzzword on the internet these days, and I’m sure you’ve heard it tossed around quite a bit. The exact definition isn’t the easiest to pin down, although the ever reliable source Wikipedia says it refers to “any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” To me, self care means exactly what it sounds like: taking care of yourself. Although what this entails obviously differs depending on individual needs, this quick list contains my top 10 favorite ways to practice self care. 1. Take a long shower I’m sure everyone is aware…

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Sitting down and setting awesome goals isn't enough. You also have to continue to follow up on your goals to make sure they're working for YOU.

How to follow up on your awesome goals

Remember when we set our awesome goals in 5 simple steps? It’s been a little over a month since then and I’d say it’s high time to follow up on those goals. I like to check in with the progress I’ve made on my goals at the end of each month. In today’s post, I’ll be walking you through my own goal check-in as an example and you can follow along using your own goals. If you want to know more about setting awesome goals that work for YOU, check out my FREE ebook: YOUR Awesome Goals. Click here to download.…

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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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Setting goals you can actually achieve is easier said than done. Luckily, you only have to follow these 5 simple steps to set and achieve awesome goals.

How to set awesome goals in 5 simple steps

2016 is almost upon us! I hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season and a relaxing winter break. With the coming new year inevitably comes New Years Resolutions. If you’re anything like me, you set some lofty goals that you work toward in January and promptly forget come February. Today, I’m going to do my best to help you overcome your struggles with resolutions by sharing a simple 5 step process that I use to set and achieve my goals. Step 1: Make time and space to set your goals This was almost a 4 step process but…

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