Five Tips for Weekly Planning

August 22, 2016

Five Tips for Weekly Planning

Sundays are perfect for planning for the week ahead. By taking some time to set expectations for the coming days, you are in a better position to get things done. It's also a fantastic opportunity to establish new healthy habits. Below are my top tips for weekly planning.

1. Find the perfect planner for you
A great starting point is finding a planner or diary, which contains everything you need to plan for the week. Reflect on whether you prefer weekly or daily views, space for meal planning, an exercise tracker, a section for journaling, or helpful to do lists. You can find a broad range of diaries and planners in our shop. Once you have found the perfect planner for you, you will be able to capture what's important to you.

2. Set a goal for the week
What do you want to achieve this coming week? Set a challenging yet achievable goal, perhaps a bite sized chunk of a bigger life goal, and articulate clearly what you are planning to achieve. For example, going to the gym three times, or reading one whole new book, or securing two new clients for your business.

3. Understand your amount of "disposable" time
Plug in all non-negotiables into your planner, activities and tasks you need to get through during the upcoming week. These include work or study, family activities, events, life admin tasks, and other bits and pieces you need to attend to. Once you've scheduled these, you get a better understanding of how much time you will have available.

4. Schedule in your goal activities
With your disposable time mapped out, begin scheduling activities and outlining tasks that you want to get through to get closer to your goals. The most effective way to write to do lists is to begin each task with a verb, making it clear and action oriented. Don't forget to leave some space for me-time and things that make you happy.

5. Set yourself up
Prepare anything you might need for the week, making sure you're set up for success. And don’t forget to share your planning with us on social media, using the tag #upandatem. Have a fantastic week!

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