I’ve written a post before about exactly how I plan my weeks and mentioned that I like to plan on a weekly basis. Basically, I had a weekly planning pad (similar to this one) that my friend gave me, but it didn’t have quite everything I need. That’s why I made this weekly printable planner for students, which has everything I use to plan out my weeks and be a generally productive human.
So, what’s in this printable planner, anyway?
It’s got blocks for each weekday (and smaller ones for the weekend since I’m not a fan of working on the weekend anymore unless I have to!), a place for the date, a space to write your deadlines for the week (and any bigger projects/goals you want to get done/achieve this week), and then a spot for other notes and reminders.
How do I use my printable planner?
So, how do I use it every week? Basically, on Sunday, I put in the dates for the week and add in all of my meetings, appointments, and social plans from my iPhone calendar.
Then, I look at my list of meals for the week (in my notes on my iPhone, which I make before I do the weekly Amazon Fresh shop) and fill those in on the days I plan to make them. I also fill in my workout schedule for the week and blogging tasks (posting, Pinterest, etc.).
In the deadlines section, I list the main things I have to get done for the week, like giving a presentation or submitting a paper. Then, I break all of those down into smaller tasks to do throughout the week (and put the smaller tasks in the day boxes).
I put EVERYTHING on my calendar, from replying to a particular friend’s Facebook message to laundry.
One of the reasons I’m a fan of printing out a planner for the week is that I can cross things out and scribble all over it and then start fresh the next week.
I hope you enjoy this weekly printable planner as much as I do. Let me know how you like it (and what you might like to see added in the future—I’m planning on doing a full student planner at some point if people are interested). I’d also love to see photos of you using yours!
Also, if you’re keen, check out my other free printables here.