Time Management

Simple Weekly Planner

A very basic weekly planner.

Usage advice: 

Used for simple weekly planning.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe pdf
Language: 
English

things to do

Things To Do template. This template is in a jpg format.

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Usage advice: 

I have always had trouble with remembering what needs to be done each day,
so I created this template.
It has a section for expenses aswell.
enjoy

Paper size: 
A5
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
I have used Mircosoft Office Publisher
Language: 
Engish

A4/A5 Page-A-Day Planner

A4 Page-A-Day planner including Chore List, To Do List, Shopping List, Notes, Whats for Dinner Today, Exercise Plan and Daily Water countdown.

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Usage advice: 

Created as A4, but using the print settings in Microsoft Word you can print it out as A5 too.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
Language: 
English

Classic Chaos: Small Integrated Planner

Designed to be a homemakers companion, this small planner is powerful. It is a dated two page per week format with the schedule all on one page and a task list, notes, and project list opposite. There is also a section to plan evenings seperate from the daily schedule--thus allowing for scheduled family time or a night of comfort or romance with the spouce.

Also included:
Monthly tabs with calanders which track holidays, special days, and monthly tasks.
Menu Tabs plan everyday lunches and dinners by the week or gatherings by the event.

Classic Chaos is smaller than the original, Chaos Contained. It is more portable while still managing to fufill all the functionality required by a busy household.

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Usage advice: 

This is designed to be printed front and back onto 5.5x8.5" paper. I usually cut computer paper in half then print on the smaller sheets.

I use the left hand sheet to schedule my appointments.

The right sheet tracks all of the necessary tasks for the day and week. I can make a list of all my weekly projects (craft, cleaning, child education, etc...) or else use it as a shopping list in the upper right column. I often use the note section to remember special needs of family members and friends and my children's homework focus for the week.

I enjoy the evening planning section because it allows me to plan a movie, game, or talk with my spouce. I also plan runnover projects (alone time) or note evenings when I'll be out.

The menus are useful in two ways. First, I can plan out the week in advance and follow it. Or, I can just write down everything we eat for a week and THEN it becomes a menu. This is an invaluable tool for tracking what we 'really' eat. The leftover section can be used to note what needs to be eaten that week OR what leftovers will be comming from that week. I find it more useful to see what needs to be eaten, but I do have some menus that tell me what is likely to be leftover for the next week. Don't throw out full menu pages. Save them and recycle the week at a later time.

The formal menu section is useful for planning gatherings or nice family dinners. We try to have at least one NICE meal a month. This helps me to make sure the table is set and that the meal is perfect for the occasion.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
Language: 
English

WhiteHatBlackBox Goal Refocus

A visually easy way to monitor your progress towards objectives over a month.

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Usage advice: 

This form is designed to help you keep track of your progress in up to 5 objectives per month.

Initial setup:
- Fill in the appropriate month in the "month" section
- Fill in the day of the month next to the appropriate day of the week
- Fill in your objective at the top of the column (such as "work out", "clean house", or "work on blog").
- Use the "What's important" section to brainstorm which 5 objectives you choose to pursue.

Usage:
- If you worked hard on an objective, fill in the appropriate bubble completely
- If you made some progress, fill it in half way
- If you made no progress at all, leave it blank.
- After a few days, you can just visually scan the form to gain some perspective on your progress. No calculations needed.

For a further explaination, be sure to visit WhiteHatBlackBox.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
Language: 
English

Power of Less Quick Guide

"The Power Of Less" Quick Guide is based on the book by Leo Babauta. I selected some of the most important strategies from the book and created this template for managing goals and time.

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Usage advice: 

If you choose only One Goal to guide you through your work and personal life, you have a much greater chance of completing it. You can also get a lot more done if you stick to a few key tasks instead of a huge list every day.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader or OpenOffice
Language: 
English

To Do Checklist (Letter)

A very simple letter sized To Do checklist.

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Usage advice: 

I struggled with resizing the classic sized To-Do list PDF file to get a good fit on the page, so I created my own simple checklist.

The PR column is for priority.
The ACTION column is for the task.
The DATE ENT is the date the task was entered.
The DATE DUE is the date the task is due.

I use this for work action items, and I use it as a running list so all of my tasks are in one place. When all of the items are completed, I archive the list in my files in case I need to refer back to it (which I have).

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
Language: 
English

Routine Task Tracking

* Updated 8/5
- Separated Daily/Weekly and Monthly
- Added a two up version
- Added AM/PM blocks per request
Use this form for routine items that may recur.

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Usage advice: 

Some solutions that this form may provide are: keeping your monthly and daily calendars cleaner, write or type the information one time per month, and simple analog frequency method. At the end of the month I evaluate what went well and what did not, keeping what I need and deleting what I do not. I hope that you may find it useful.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Open Office, PDF reader
Language: 
English

2009 3-in-1 Weekly 2up

I hope you guys like this. It is my first attempt at a template. This design is based on the Day Runner Pro 3-in-1 series and was made using the http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/widgetkit . Please see below for PDF and Open Office files. I only made July but it can easily be edited.

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Usage advice: 

The design is great for organizing your week with a place for appointments, tasks, and notes for each day.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF reader or Open Office
Language: 
English