Either print one of the ready-made weekly planners below or create your own weekly planner template by selecting any of the 101 backgrounds and any of the weekly planner layouts. We also offer a weekly hourly planner.
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Free Printable Weekly Planner Template
Vertical Weekly Planner
Since this template is split in the middle, I like to use the left column for daily commitments and daily tasks and the right column for weekly tasks that are not related to a particular day. I usually have one section for things that I must get done that week and in the middle of the right column I have another section for things I would like to get done that week. The template is very flexible and works well for me.
Horizontal Weekly Planner
The following weekly planner template has everything you need to plan your week: weekly goals, top 3 priorities, to-do list, next weeks list (I like to use this section for things I don’t want to forget to do but won’t manage to do this week), healthy habit for the week, water intake tracker and space for appointments each week. If you use the Word version you can change the sections or titles.
Weekly Hourly Planner
A weekly planner with times will keep you more focused and will make you more productive.
Productive Weekly To-Do List
This weekly to-do list helps you set your top three tasks or priorities for each day and to focus on them. However, it reminds you to set a few minutes each day for reflection in the morning to set your day and in the evening to focus on your accomplishments and draw conclusions for the future. There is also a small section for gratitude to remind you to spend a moment being grateful. See the benefits of gratitude. This will keep you focused and balanced.
The 12 Week Year Weekly Plan
According to the authors of the 12-week year, most people are capable of greatly improving their lives and they already know how to do this. All they need to do is to consistently do the tasks that need to be performed to get where they want to go. The weekly plan is one of the tools to ensure they do what needs to be done. The weekly plan lists the critical strategic tasks that you need to complete in order for you to achieve your goals. Next to each action, you add a score. At the end of the week, you use this score to measure what percentage of your tasks you completed. This weekly scorecard will keep you accountable and productive.
Weekly Hourly Planner
The following weekly planners are made with our custom planner app. You can add any background and any planner insert. Mix and match to create the perfect layout for your needs.
Each weekly planner template below is totally customizable. Select any border and change the planner inserts.
Here are some of the inserts / widgets available on each weekly plan sheet. There are many more in the app.
Didn’t you find a design you like?
Click the button above to open our free planner maker to make your own custom weekly calendar with 101 different borders and many different weekly planner templates. You can also make the weekly calendar in any size to fit any planner.
Each weekly schedule template on this page can be customized before you print it. You can type your weekly schedule with our calendar maker or just print a blank weekly schedule template and fill in your schedule after you print. If you want to update your schedule each week and not print a new template each time then you can laminate the weekly schedule template and it will last forever. Use markers for overhead transparencies to write on the laminated planner.
How to Make Your Week More Productive
Before you make a list of tasks ask yourself which projects you want to prioritize this week. Include the tasks you need to do to complete these projects or get them started.
Before you start planning your week, review your previous weekly plan if you have one. Go over each task you didn’t complete and ask yourself why. Is it still relevant? Is it a waste of your time? If you still need to complete that task, then move it over to the current week. If not, devote a few minutes to think about how it made it to your list and what you can do in the future to be more focused.
Avoid distractions. If you feel you are not as productive as you could be then you must be very careful about what you include in your list. If a task doesn’t help you achieve one of your goals (see goal chart) or if it is not something you have to do then don’t waste your time doing it.
How to Customize the Ready-Made Weekly Planner Template
- Select a template from the options above. There are various designs available.
- Double click on “enter your text” and replace it with your own text.
- Delete the dummy text that you do not want to use. You can also move the text around, so if you need more than one line on one day of the week, then you can move text from a day that you do not want to write anything. If you still require additional text, then click on the A to add more text. Drag the text to the correct location.
- Download or print.
How to Create the DIY Weekly Planner Printable
- Select any of the eight planner sizes.
- Select on any of the 101 background templates. If you want to make a simple weekly planner with no background, then click on the background and delete it (by clicking on the trash can).
- Select the weekly planner template (click on planner inserts -> weekly planner).
- Add text and/or images.
- Download or print.
How to Make a Cute Weekly Planner
- Follow the instructions above.
- In step 2, when you select a background, open the cute background category. There are many cute backgrounds that you can select.
- You can also add cute planner stickers. Once you have selected your background, go back (with the back arrow) and select the sticker category. Select the cute stickers subcategory.
- Continue following the instructions above (from step 3).
What to include in your weekly planner template?
You can either use a ready-made template or add each of the following widgets to your printable planner with our free planner maker app. Add as many as you want to one page. Drag them anywhere and make each one bigger or smaller.
If you have a lot of tasks to do then you might prefer a stand-alone weekly to-do list. If you want to add a checklist widget to your weekly planner template, then this is the section you will use.
Some of the planner templates have a section for daily reflection. If you choose a template that doesn’t have one, you can still add it.
If you don’t have a dedicated gratitude list in your planner, then you can use add a gratitude list to your weekly planner printable.
Even if you do have a dedicated list, you can still add a gratitude section to your planner. Sometimes, life gets hectic and stressful and during those periods we might only use a weekly calendar and not use our gratitude list. When gratitude is integrated into our planner then it increases the chances that we actually use it. When life is hectic and stressful, expressing gratitude can be really helpful. It forces you to start thinking about what you have and what you should appreciate instead of the reason you are stressed.
See the benefits of keeping a gratitude list.
Some of the weekly templates include an hourly schedule. People with scheduled meetings and appointments will probably always want to include a daily schedule in their weekly planner template. It will enable them to schedule their meetings and appointments each day. However, even those who do not have any scheduled meetings will benefit from a time schedule. When you have the whole day to do something with no commitments, you might find that you get less done. I know that when I have a busy schedule, I am more likely to exercise than when I am free all day. Why? Because when I know I will be busy all day, I schedule my exercise beforehand and make sure it happens. I often realize that if I don’t work out first thing in the morning, then I won’t work out that day, so I do it. However, when I don’t schedule a workout then I put it off all day and it usually just doesn’t happen.
Use an hourly schedule template to plan your week ahead of time hour by hour. Schedule all of the things you want to do that day. Add workout sessions, yoga or meditation, meetings, work schedule, appointments, and any tasks you want to get done that done. You will find that you get a lot more done! See hourly planner.
When you are trying to eat healthy food, change your lifestyle, or stick to a certain diet then adding a meal plan template will greatly increase your chances of success. Planning each meal ahead of time will ensure that you eat what you intended to eat each day. When you don’t have the food that you wanted to eat available then you might land up eating junk food that is always readily available. You can either print a dedicated meal plan or add a meal plan section to your planner. Planning your meals for one week ahead ensures that your meals are not repetitive or boring and that you are eating a variety of foods.
Most people don’t drink enough water. Including a water tracker in your weekly planner will most likely increase your daily water intake.
Allocating a section for notes or journaling enables you to write down thoughts each day of the week. You don’t need to keep a journal to repeat the benefits of journaling such as stress reduction, improving your mood, and overall well-being. Not everyone has time to keep a journal and use it every day. However, dedicating a small section for notes on your weekly planner template might be all you need. Write about what happened throughout the day, what you did, how you felt, what bothered you, etc. See journal template.
There is an option to add ready-made motivational quotes to your planner with our free planner app. You can, of course, simply type a quote if you don’t see it in the quote gallery. Quotes are motivational and inspiring. They can boost your confidence and uplift your spirit.
You might want to include a monthly calendar on your weekly calendar template. You can insert a weekly, monthly, or yearly calendar with one click of your mouse.
Some people like to track their mood on a daily basis. We offer mood trackers that you can add and mark your mood each day. You can elaborate in the journal or note section if you add one. If you add a mood tracker to your weekly planner then you can track your mood over the entire week and find patterns. You can also check your journal section to remind you what might have caused the specific mood if you are unsure.
If your weekly schedule doesn’t change each week, then you might want to laminate the printable planner so that it lasts all year. You can also laminate an empty template with no text and add your appointments and meetings each week with an erasable marker.