Weekly Schedule and Notes
Simple letter-sized form for keeping track of weekly goals, daily goals, schedule (9 AM to 10 PM, half-hour increments, Mon - Sun), tasks and notes in a 3-ring binder.
I like blocking time off for my tasks and having plenty of space to write down notes, and this schedule works really well for me. It has space for weekly objectives, daily objectives, appointments, tasks, and notes. Here's how to plan using this form:
- Circle the month and write the year in the space at the top of the form. Fill in the day numbers by referring to a calendar or to the previous pages.
- Write a weekly objective for self-improvement or another of your major goals.
- Write tasks in the bottom left corner.
- Write daily goals related to your weekly objective and your tasks. Aim to do at least one productive thing a day.
- Block time off for your tasks. As you block them in, check the task.
- When you finish a task, cross out the entry.
- If you goofed off instead of working according to your schedule, reschedule the task and rewrite your schedule to match your actual activity.
- When you need to write something down, add it to the bottom-right area. This is great for contact information, maps, and notes.
- Review your finished work and objectives at the end of each day and the week.
I like reserving blocks of time for important tasks, and it's really nice to be able to see my weekly schedule at a glance. The weekly and daily objectives help me write journal entries, too. Good stuff. =)
It only goes from 9 AM to 10 PM because I wake up at 8 and spend an hour getting out of bed. I'll probably adjust it when I figure out how to wake up earlier, but then again, the extra time is good for unscheduled tasks because I feel a lot better when I finish something even though my schedule is blank.
This kind of template is easy to make in any spreadsheet program. Give it a try!