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I don’t know about you, but staying organized each day is hard.
Without properly planning out my day I can get to dinner time and have no idea what I did with all the hours. Let alone whether I actually accomplished anything.
I quickly learned that if I wanted my days to be productive I had to schedule them out. So now I plan my week on Sunday so I know exactly what I’m doing each day, then, when I wake up the next morning all I have to do is get started on whatever I scheduled first.
And when I finished that I move onto the next thing on my plan.
Because this has been helping me so so much, I thought I would make a printable daily planner with time slots for you guys as well so you can be as organized!
Honestly, it’s made such an incredible difference planning out my day because not only do I get everything done BUT it also allows me to see if I have scheduled too much in for a given day (and sometimes you need that jolt of realism…)
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So if you’re ready for your days to no longer be a blurr of “what the heck have I done all day but I’m so exhausted” and instead become “woohoo I accomplished everything I needed to do today and I still have time for a glass of wine and some Netflix before bed” then this is the daily planner printable PDF for you!
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How to use your printable daily planner with time slots
Now you’ve got your hands on your free printable daily planner templates let’s get to organizing your day!
Step One – Braindump
You’ll notice in amongst all the daily schedule sheets there is a sheet for braindumps, an extremely unpleasant name hence why on the actual sheet I’ve titled it “All The Things”.
Before you start planning out your day I would first recommend you do a braindump of alllll the things you have to get done that day, appointments, meetings, to-dos and, well, anything that you want to happen.
Include all the little things like a load of laundry and emptying out the dishwasher as well as the bigger things.
This is super important because it gets all these flying thoughts out of your head and onto paper so they are no longer cluttering up your mind, making you more productive and a lot calmer!
Major win, right!?!
Once you have completed your braindump (I prefer to do all this the night before, although you could do it the morning of the day you’re planning) it’s time for step two!
Step Two – Choosing Your Daily Planner Printable
Within your FREE download, you’ll notice there are four different types of planner printables.
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Anyway, as I was saying, there are four different types of daily planning sheets.
I’ve also done two different designs; a black and white, minimalist design and a colored, pretty design so you can choose which one suits you and your printer ink the best!
We have the “Day Schedule”:
This one is perfect if you love to schedule out every inch of your day including your to-do list.
Then there is the “Day Schedule and To-Do List”:
Combining a schedule with time slots and a to-do list if you prefer to only schedule out your actual appointments and work on your to-dos in the blank space around those appointments.
Next up is the “Day Schedule, To-Do List and Notes”:
Again, we have the daily schedule with time slots and to-do list combo, but there is also a notes section. This would be perfect if say you wanted to jot down things you were grateful for throughout the day or things that crop up that you need to do tomorrow.
And finally, we have the “Day Schedule, To-Do List, Meal Planning and Notes”:
So we still have the daily schedule with time slots, there is a slightly smaller to-do section and there is still a notes section. But now there is also space to jot down the meals for the day, perfect if meal planning is a big part of your life!
Of course, you can pick and choose which printable works best for you on different days, but if you’re a little overwhelmed by the choice right now I would recommend starting with the third one, “Day Schedule, To-Do List and Notes”. It seems to be the one that suits the majority of people’s lives!
Step Three – Schedule Out Your Day
Now you’ve chosen your daily planner sheet and you’ve completed your braindump, grab both those sheets and start transferring things off your braindump onto your daily planning printable.
Keep going until everything is crossed off on the braindump sheet!
But what if I have too much to fit on my daily planner sheet?
This is the great thing about actually planning out your day, rather than just having a to-do list and wildly working through it, you can see if you have overstretched yourself and got too much to do in one day.
There really is only one thing to do if you have too much to fit on your daily planner sheet, you need to prioritize what must be done that day and move the rest of the items to a different day.
I know it’s hard, but it’s far better for you to actually get some of the stuff done, rather than being so overwhelmed with the sheer amount of tasks that you get nothing done…
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