How I’m Getting More Done Each Week & a Free Printable!

I’ve turned into a BIG procrastinator. It’s not that I don’t get anything done, but I definitely put off the things that I don’t like to do.

When I have time to myself, I’d much rather work on a project, edit photos of my kids, or get caught up on my shows. Who’s with me?

But doing that day after day has put me really far behind on some of the things that really need to be done like, oh going to the dentist. In my defense we changed insurance companies and I hate trying to figure out new insurance plans, find a new dentist, and all of that crap. It isn’t fun. But even more not fun, is the stress that a long list of need to do’s has caused me, so I decided to come up with a plan to chip away at these sorts of things and it has been working wonders thanks to the printable weekly to do list that I came up with.

And because I know I can’t be the only one that struggles with this sort of procrastination, I thought I’d share my printable to do list so we can start chipping away at our lists together. (At least I hope I’m not the only one ūüôā )

free printable weekly goals and schedule

I’ve been using this printable to do list weekly for about 3 weeks. Here’s how it works best for me.

At the beginning of each week I write down 3 things that I need to get done that week. Be realistic here. Don’t put something down that you know you aren’t going to have time to do, or if one task is quite a biggie, only write down 2 for the week, so you know for sure you can get it done. This is all about succeeding and setting realistic goals.

weekly to do list printable

In the week at a glance section, I write down anything that we have scheduled for the week especially if it is not part of our normal routine. This helps me to know when I’ll actually have time to complete my top 3 tasks and helps me plan dinners for the week since some evenings we will need super quick dinners on hand.

When I’m done filling it out, I keep it out where both my husband and I can see it and he can write in any odd schedule changes that come up with his work schedule too so that I can plan accordingly.

free weekly goals and schedule template

click here to print yours

So far, I’ve been using this system for 3 weeks and I’m already feeling much better about the length of my to do list. And with my husband having a work schedule that can change from one week to the next it has been really helpful to have it all laid out at the beginning of the week so we can plan some family time.

free printable weekly schedule

 

What are some to the tasks you put off over and over again?

Let me know in the comments!

free printable to do list

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

19 thoughts on “How I’m Getting More Done Each Week & a Free Printable!

  1. Lisa Hollembaek says:

    Thank you for all of the useful tips and printable’s!
    Your amazing!

    Lisa…

    1. You are so very welcome Lisa!

  2. Lisa says:

    Thank you for this printable. It’s a lovely, uncluttered design – exactly what I need. Thank you again. ūüôā

  3. Dena says:

    I love both of these! I am also looking for a printable for weeks we are Juice Fasting.

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  5. Vicki Greenewalt says:

    I love your printables, but I can not understand why planning calendar designers leave so little space for Saturday and Sunday. Many people work regular hours on the weekends, and even if you are off you probably need to schedule a lot of activities.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Vicki. My family is actually one that has weird hours since my husband does shift work, so I’ll definitely take that into consideration next time.

  6. Barbara says:

    Thanks. These 2 printables are my favorites and I’ve checked out a lot of them! They work well together. On the to-do list, I list my appts and scheduled work-outs/classes on the right side of the day and on the left side I write the things I need to do to accomplish the top 3 above and other daily & weekly to-dos. Everything i need is on those two sheets. Thanks again.

    1. Hi Barbara! I’m so glad that it is working for you! I never thought of putting my workouts on there. That is a great idea. Lord knows I need a reminder to actually make time to get them in. Thanks for your kind comment. Have a great weekend!

  7. I am having trouble downloading your printable grocery list. You list only show up on the left hand side on my print preview which cuts the list off.

    1. Hmmmm…. never heard of this happening before. I’ll shoot you an email with it attached so you can save and print straight from there ūüôā

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  10. Pam says:

    Thanks Corey. I love that you have “my top three”. It doesn’t look as intimidating as the crazy long list I have sometimes. Seeing your week with a few things everyday looks more manageable too. I’m going to see if this makes a difference for me.

  11. I love planning printables! Nice design and way to go on focusing on a few tasks!

    1. Thanks Raquel! Funny how writing a few things down makes me more accountable. Enjoy!

  12. This is so great! I feel a little overwhelmed right now and just need to spend some time (a full day) writing and editing pictures and just getting a ton done. I would love to learn how you put a printable on your site. I have wanted to do this, but don’t know how you make a file or whatever into a “printable”????

    1. Hi Lindsay! I’d love to teach you how. Shoot me an email and we can chat about it there this weekend! tinysidekick{at}gmail{dot}com

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