Week at a Glance Weekly Planner Printable Calendar – Template

This morning I woke up to a crying little munchkin. He wanted snuggle time earlier than usual today. Maybe he is teething. Maybe is just a bit cranky. No matter what the reason it threw my day a bit off course.

My habitual routine goes a little like this:

  • Wake up. Take vitamins and drink a glass of warm lemon water.
  • Feed Matthias and change his diaper. Give him some milk.
  • Have coffee and read my bible.
  • Put a load of laundry on the wash.
  • Feed the dog. Feed the kids. (not necessarily in that order)
  • Have a breakfast shake (by the way, I have lost 23 lbs in 11 weeks!).
  • Read a few of my favorite blogs and just take in the morning.
  • Unload the dishwasher, wipe down the counters, rinse dirty dishes from breakfast, take out tonight’s dinner, and put the first load of laundry in the dryer.
  • Sweep, change another diaper, get the kids to do their chores, make the bed, clean our bathroom, and get ready for the day.
  • Free time or writing time.

The thing is when I wake up late or miss a step then I get thrown all off course. Today I forgot many of the above because by the time I was able to get up I was starving and had to skip down to “have a breakfast shake” only that shake was in the form of a cinnamon roll because it was there and it was fast. So the kids were grumbling, the baby was crying, and the laundry didn’t get done. Can you relate?

The one thing I have discovered over the years is that a little bit of planning goes a long way. I use a weekly planner as a guide, not a rigid to do list and because of that I have more freedom and less stress in my day. Sometimes I don’t get around to taking the 10 minutes to plan and I have days like today. That is when I know it is worth my time right then and there to sit down and do the planning. I know it will save me time in the upcoming days. Just like a grocery list saves you money, a weekly planner will save you time.

I thought I would share mine with you.

I have revamped it a bit since I offered my old one to you: How to Organize Your Life. I still use the daily and weekly routine like I always have but I made better use of the space and added a section for a menu. I put the important tasks at the top. This would be like a “want to accomplish” list that week. Then, at the bottom I added a calendar section for important appointments. That way you have your entire week at a glance. That is why I call it my “personal assistant”.

At the bottom of this post will be a link to download my form in pdf so you can see what it looks like but I am also including an editable version so that you can customize it. All of the fonts and colors match the forms I gave out last week too so you will be coordinating. I know you like that. :)

I recommend the following steps to figuring out what you will need for your form.

  1. Get out a piece of paper or open a new document on your computer. It is time to brainstorm.
  2. Consider your habitual routine and jot down what you usually do.
  3. Write down what you would like to add to that.
  4. After you have written down everything you would like to accomplish in a week, mark each one as either “daily” or “one day a week”.
  5. All of the daily tasks should go under “daily routine” and all of the one day a week tasks should go under “weekly routine”. Simply decide which day you would prefer to do that particular weekly task.
  6. Once you have it all down the way you think it should go visually go through your day with these tasks. Did you forget anything? Does something need to be moved elsewhere? If so do it now.
  7. Add your appointments for the week, tasks to accomplish, and your weekly menu.

Enjoy using this planner as your guide. This way you will know what you are working towards each day and if you get off track you can easily see what you need to do to get back.

You will need Adobe Reader to open and edit this file. You can download it here.

Download the forms here:

Comments

  1. thewisewife says:

    Are there 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 forms available?

  2. Call me tech challenged, but to save on ink I converted this to all black except I can’t figure out how to get the borders changed to black. Suggestions?

  3. Jennica Perez says:

    Thanks for this! I totally edited it to fit my daily life and it’s great! Can’t wait to try it out!

  4. I love this planner!! I just blogged about how it’s helping me to stay on schedule to accomplish my goals for 2013. Thanks!

  5. I was wondering if you could make this a pdf file? I guess I don’t have Microsoft word on my computer.

  6. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is required to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  7. I was trying to download the editable weekly planner and I can’t get to the link. I have a mac computer, does that make a difference? Can you send it to me?

  8. Hi Amy, I have looked all over the place and you have done the most beautiful planner i’ve found :-) thanks so much for making it available!  I have also really enjoyed your blog, thanks! you have encouraged me :-)
    Andrea

  9. Hi!!

    This is very neat! But where do I find the download link? I don’t see it…please help! Thanks!!!!

  10. I love the new planner! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  11. Hi Amy!
    Sorry to bother you, but I have a question. I just sat down to enter in my line items into your daily planner “editable” form, and I must be doing something wrong. On the Daily Routine side, I can enter the lines individually until the 6th one (and each row past that), and then whatever I enter automatically fills into the rest of the column. The same thing happened with the Weekly Routine – I entered something in the first line on Monday, and it automatically filled in the rest of the column, and it changes is you enter in the next line. Am I missing something?
    Thanks!

    • amybayliss says:

      I just looked and I see what you are referring to. I think I know what is wrong. I’ll fix the link sometime today. Thanks for letting me know!

      • amybayliss says:

        I changed the link to a microsoft document. It doesn’t give me the design freedom of the pdf but that was the simplest and fastest way to fix the problem. When I get the other up and running again I’ll post that link too. It’ll just take a couple of days.

  12. I LOVE this format! I have used your weekly template before – but appreciate having the menu option added to this – and it’s so clean & sharp!!!

  13. I love these! I am perpetually unorganized. Thank you.

  14. You are so sweet, you made these in my favorite color scheme. Now I know you did that just for me, huh.

  15. How appropriate for this season of my life! Thank you so much for sharing….maybe this will get me straightened out. I remember when you shared your original one….

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