DIY Personal Planner with Free Printables

 

Last night I listened to Susan’s podcast: “How to Beat Procrastination and Become a Finisher”

Perfect timing for my 31 Days to Finished series, right?

A couple of points really resonated with me:

~Finish one project before moving on to the next one.

~Dig deep to find out why you procrastinate, and then address those reasons.

 

Since starting this series, I’ve identified a few reasons why I procrastinate and continue to discover more:

~lacking a plan

~not having a system in place

 Everything you Need to Create a Personal Planner by Mrs. Hines' Class

 

So, motivated by Susan’s words, I stayed up last night,  dusting off my household binder and reorganizing it.

I’ve tried them all over the years:  store-bought planners,  DIY planners, free printables, but the bottom line is that my needs don’t fit inside those little boxes, literally.

 

So, I’ve created a Weekly Household Planner as a guideline for chores.  Dividing my day into Time Blocks is much more effective for me.

 

Everything you need to create your own Personal Planner at Mrs. Hines' Class

 

I designed this planner according to how I live and what is logical to me.   Scheduling each and every chore by time just adds stress and anxiety to my day.  I start feeling “behind” if I’m not on schedule.

How silly.

It’s my schedule, my day…I will be in charge of my time, not the other way around.  { Tweet it }

The best way for me to plan is to use good old notebook paper for my to-do lists and goal planning.

 

Everything You Need to Create a Personal Planner by Mrs. Hines' Class

 

I’m dividing my planner by months and each section will have enough notebook paper for writing out monthly goals and weekly to-do lists as well as be divided by a cover sheet; one for goals and one for daily tasks.

If you’d like to create your own Personal Planner, click on the links provided below.

 

Goals Cover Sheet

Daily Tasks Cover Sheet

Weekly Household Planner

 

The household planner form comes filled like mine or blank for you to customize, which I recommend.   Simply edit according to your needs and print.

For more resources on time blocking and time management read Work Smarter, Not Harder.

 

31 days

 

To read the other posts in this 31 Days to Finished Series, click here.

Happy planning and I’ll see you in class,

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

Comments

  1. Love your planner, Sharon. So glad the podcast was helpful. I actually procrastinated on something for church on Sunday and was so flustered and rushing around about to be late – again. My husband then looked at me and said, “I think there’s this lady who recently did a podcast episode on the subject of procrastination. You should listen to it.” Sly dog …

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