These free printables are weekly planning pages that will help you set goals and be more productive using a simple technique called time blocking! (Oh and did I mention that the printables are pretty too?! Yippee!!)
You know me– any time I start to feel stressed or overwhelmed, I make an organizational printable. It’s kind of a sickness, really. Sometimes I just need to organize, ya know?! 😉
Planning printables are especially helpful when I need to organize my time because they allow me to stay on task and accomplish more. Recently I revamped my little two-page printable that helps me organize my week as well as make a detailed plan for each day, and I am so thrilled to be sharing it with YOU today!
Setting Goals for the Week
One of the most helpful parts of this printable is the little block on the bottom of the first page that gives me space to set some goals to the week. I am a bit fanatical about goal setting because I think they work. Goals keep me motivated by giving me something to shoot for. I’m a lot less likely to waste my time when I’m working toward a specific result.
After I’ve written down some goals for the week, I plan out each of my days using time blocking…
Planning with Time Blocking
I love that each weekday of this printable is broken down by hour so that I can use one of my favorite productivity techniques, time blocking, to plan my days.
If you’ve never heard of time blocking before, don’t worry– it’s simple! Basically, instead of just listing all of the tasks you want to complete each day, you assign each task to a given time slot. While this may seem like it would feel limiting, I actually find it pretty freeing.
Say I’m working on a project in the morning when I suddenly remember an email that I need to respond to. Since I know that I have time scheduled to answer emails later in the day, I can wrap up my project to completion– rather than leaving it unfinished to attend to email– and send my email response during the designated time later in the day.
This way, I end up with more completed projects and less loose ends that I’ve left hanging because I was trying to run from thing to thing to thing.
Time blocking is also helpful because it keeps me from getting distracted. Since I know I only have a certain amount of time to complete a task before it’s time to move on to the next thing, I don’t have time to lose myself in the endless scroll of Facebook or Pinterest. Time blocking keeps me on task.
So that’s it! It’s a super simple printable, but it really goes a long way in boosting my productivity and helping me to reach my goals! You can download this pretty (and free!) printable by clicking the button below.
What are your favorite tips and tricks for being more productive? Let me know in the comments below!
(You can find the previous version of this printable over at my friend Melissa’s blog, Polished Habitat.)