How To: Quick and Simple Weekly Planner

I always find that organising myself ahead of a knowingly busy period of time helps me become more relaxed and even more productive if I know exactly how much time I have and when. There are many ways to make a plan, and this week I tried this one below, which came from a mix of formats (also, I’m very aware this is not the prettiest, but the idea of this weekly planner is that it’s quick to scribble down).

Week at a glance…

I like having a full week view of the events that are happening throughout the week which aren’t uni (or other work). This way, I don’t forget anything and I can work my way around that schedule of things I have/really want to do that week.

Lists for the day

I decided to add a small space for each day of the week to write daily to-do lists. I’m a big fan of to-do lists as this is the time where you really plan out your time and add things that maybe you cannot add ahead of time. Here, I add my uni work and other daily tasks.

Key tip!

I don’t add times to my planner. This may not work for everyone, but I don’t like to add a beginning, end or overall time period to my work as I find I get stressed if I don’t stick to those times or if something comes up that I need to fit in. Make it flexible!

Wellbeing tracker

Here I have made a small side tracker to track habits I want to keep up with for that week. If I continue habit tracking, I may adjust the habits per week to keep up with certain ones or try new things. This week, I decided to track ‘regular movement’ (not lazing around all day and instead, walk around, do different activities etc.), ‘exercise’ (actual time exercising – I’m currently doing Joe Wicks’ 7 Days of Sweat and it’s incredible!) and ‘stick to 1 snack’ (I snack unhealthy snacks way too often, so I do want to monitor this and get it down, possibly to zero like I used to).

Priority

A separate area to write your priorities or deadlines so you know what you absolutely have to get done that week.

Spending

I never really thought to write down my budgeting properly – it was all in my head. Putting it on paper really puts into perspective exactly how you’re spending and maybe what areas you could spend less in and invest in more.

Notes

A small area to just add anything that doesn’t go into the boxes above. It can be something small like a reminder, for example.

And that’s it! This is the planner I’m trying this week. I hope this gives you inspiration on how to organise your week, or even start planning if you don’t already!

If you want to see a different (or more aesthetically pleasing) style of planner, make sure to comment below!

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