This week I’m going to show you how I plan my week :). One of my biggest goals this year is to post regularly on my blog, and in order to do that I have to plan my time better. So, I made a little printable that you can download and use as well. My plan is on a weekly level, in that case I have the entire week in glance and I can organize the given tasks.
That means I can see ALL tasks for the upcoming week and I make 3 decisions about them:
- Write them all down. You have to see the exact amount of things that have to be done.
- Prioritize – not all things have to be done immediately. And not all by you. So, that leads to the third point, and that is
- Delegate and organize. When you see what is important, and what not, you can set aside some errands and some of them delegate to someone else. There is always a next week to do them 🙂
The color scheme I used for the printable is with my favorite colors, (also the official blog colors for meandmyblog) – turquoise, yellow and gray. I have divided the page in sections for each day, 7 days .. and the last part is for an important task that I have to call, email or buy . The top left space – the header is reserved for the month/date and year, the top right space for your name or some information and the down part – the footer – is reserved for some inspirational quote, because everyone needs a little motivation, right?. The quote for this week is “Be persistent … The best is yet to come.” It can be “Carpe diem” “Be happy.” or “The longer you procrastinate – the worse it gets!” – any quote that can motivate you to work a little harder or makes you happier is good enough 😉.
I usually write down all my after work activities for the kids or for the blog, appointments etc. And if I have something urgent or very important, I mark it with a red pen so it won’t be forgotten. This picture is only a small example of my week, it is way more stressful and cluttered than here. And if I want to make this weekly plan prettier, I draw something or I put some stickers on it, like these cute smileys.
Sometimes you can write down little reminders for the next day, small things like: drink hot chocolate, wear the yellow dress, buy yourself flowers, listen to one happy song, something that is just for you. You can give yourself a little break from planning work and after work activities, children birthdays or play dates, dentist appointments or meal plannings 🙂
So, you can grab a copy of this planning sheet, and please let me know if it was helpful.
Have fun organizing!