How To Plan Your Week

This is a common organizational tip for individuals trying to be productive. It is a very effective way to make the day more manageable and less complicated. But how do you do it? We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 tips and tricks to help you plan your week in a way that gives you time to complete all of your tasks and leave you stress-free.

  1. Set specific goals – Setting particular goals allows you to track your progress through time. Maybe you want to get an A in your math class. This is a large and general goal. In your weekly schedule, set smaller objectives to help you reach it – try to turn in every assignment for the week or challenge yourself to study for half an hour every day. Small and specific goals make you feel great when you achieve them. They motivate you to work toward the eventual larger objective.
  2. Place “unmovables” first – Going to school, sports practice, tutoring sessions – these are all things that you can’t move or skip if you run out of time. Place these in your schedule first to get an idea of what has to happen each day so that you can plan study sessions or leisure time around it. This brings us to our next point…
  3. Schedule time for leisure –  As important as work is, leisure is just as vital to avoid burnout and keep life fun! Add this to your schedule so that you don’t feel the need to be constantly working and can have some time set aside for yourself.
  4. Set a routine for important weekly events – Do you spend time with a friend once a week? Maybe you have a weekly family dinner or game night? If this is the case, ask your friend or family if you can have a set day and time every week that these events occur. This allows you to have more “unmovables” – fewer moving pieces in your schedule will make it easier to get used to and avoid clashes with other events.
  5. Use a template – Writing everything down in one big block of text can get messy and difficult to read. To make things easier for yourself, both during the planning phase and throughout your week, use a simple template to hold all of your plans, goals, and tasks. Swoop Tutors has created one for your convenience that is cute and comprehensive. Click the link below to take a look!

Swoop Tutors Weekly Planner