If you're looking for super effective tips on how to plan your week, make sure to read this post until the end. Today I'm going to show you how to plan your week to be productive and tick off every single item on your to-do list without feeling overwhelmed.
The tips I'm about to show you are extremely simple to follow and, trust me, they can have a HUGE impact on your weekly planning.
How To Plan Your Week
Know your priorities when doing your weekly planning
Before you start planning, it's crucial that you know exactly what needs to be done throughout the week.
That includes habits, work, study time, home-related tasks, etc. This way you won't forget anything essential or not have the time to do them.
Even if it's a small task like putting away the laundry, jot it down. Anything you can think of should be written down so you can't forget it.
Focus on quality and not quantity. Don't try to stretch your day and make it 48 hours when it only has 24 hours. Respect your own limits.
My advice would be to focus on a maximum of 3 big tasks each day. Start with the most important one and once, and only once, that is done, move on to the next one.
Include self-care and non-essential tasks
Self-care is just as important as other work-related of home-related tasks.
That means it should be included in your weekly planning. No more of that "I don't have time for me" bull.
Is your weekly planning not going as you hoped? That's completely fine.
Unexpected things happen and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Don't blame yourself for it and have the flexibility to change and adapt.
Can't do this task today? That's fine, do it tomorrow.
If you notice that this continues to happen and the task keeps getting pushed back, it's time to make it smaller. Break the task down into smaller, more doable tasks.
What works for me might not work for you
Forget about what other people do. Your life isn't that YouTuber's life so the way they plan their week (whether that be the type of planner they use, the app they use, or the time they allocate to do a certain task) probably won't work for you.
I still love Notion and use it for a ton of stuff (like my content planning), just not daily planning.
So I went back to what I knew worked for me: using a daily paper planner. And I'm a lot more productive this way.
Planning is supposed to be freeing, not restrictive
If you ever find yourself stuck with your planning, it's time to re-evaluate.
Planning brings you the freedom of having the time to do the things you love and if that is not happening, something is wrong.
If planning is causing you to become anxious, stressed, and restricted, you need to sit down and restructure everything. Keep all of the steps I talked about above in mind when you do this.
So, these are my tips on how to plan your week. How do you usually plan your week? Let me know in the comments!