3 Steps To Plan My Week

A planner open with the calendar on show on top of a desk.

Photo by Eric Rothermel on Unsplash

I like to plan, I always have been a planner. I like to know what is happening in the week ahead and the feeling of being organised and prepared. I don’t know what it is about the start of the new year, but it always makes me want to go a little bit planner crazy!

The start of a new month and a new year, means a fresh start in my diary and my bullet journal. I get all excited when I get out all my stationery to plan my week, all you stationery lovers will know this feeling well!

I will usually do all my planning on a Sunday. For me, a Sunday afternoon or evening will consistent of me, my diary, my pens and my phone. I know some people prefer to use their phones, I do utilise my phone calendar but I love putting pen to paper and having a diary to refer too. Also, it gives me an excuse to shop for more stationery!

My Diary

I am currently using a BusyB mid year diary which I love. In my diary this is where I will record all the appointments I have on my phone, whether that be work commitments or meetings. I will have the commitments on both platforms, referring to my phone at a quick glance if needed.

A BusyB metallic blue mid year diary for 2019 to 2020

To-Do Lists

To-do lists are such a great tool to keep me organised and get things done. There is something so satisfying about ticking off a task. I will then plan my week to-do list tasks and allocate the days and times for each one. It means I do not get overwhelmed and I can make my days the most productive.

My Bullet Journal

I make sure that my bullet journal spreads are planned for the following weeks and if I have some time I will add some more content to my bullet journal. As preparation is key and being ahead in my planning of my spreads is so helpful.

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Having planning sessions on a Sunday works well for me because then I know what I need to achieve on Monday and I can start my day productive. I have Monday and Tuesdays free and so these first two days of the week I am super productive and usually achieve a lot of my tasks.These 3 tools and steps I take, helps me stay organised and keeps up my motivation. Having a simple planning process in place can boost your motivation and productivity.

How do you like to plan your week? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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