What are Weekly Schedules
These are scheduled plans that are served as a tracker on a day to day basis depending on which activity should be done by then. It is usually used for college students in order for them to keep track on following exam dates for them to study and prepare. These can also be used as deadlines for assignments or quotas that need to be submitted on time. Lastly, for scheduled activities whether they be for business or leisure. These weekly schedules are pretty useful for business purposes to keep track of weekly reports which would compile the monthly reports regarding marketing sales, backlogs, performance rates, and many more. According to statistics coming from the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 36.5% of U.S. private employees get paid every 2 weeks which might apply to other countries as well.
How To Make Weekly Schedules
1. Separate Priorities
When coming up with a work schedule, we have to divide certain task and avoid doing all of these things at the same time to avoid time consumption and allow ourselves to achieve our weekly activities successfully without cramping all of our tasks in just one given day.
2. Have Some Time Off
In life, we are just human beings and we all have certain non-work related things to enjoy and relax as a way to destress. This can be added to your sample planner to keep your productivity up without burning up from stress and hassles in the real world. Life will be easier that way if you ease down for a bit just to catch your breath.
3. Don’t Spread Yourself Too Thin
If you can’t manage yourself on doing more than you can handle, then don’t. Do not over commit to things that may disrupt your main tasks and obligations which could compromise your entire time schedule for that day. If you still want to commit to other tasks on your main time schedule, keep a timesheet template with you to see the amount of time you have spent on your designated tasks. If you have completed your main tasks for the day, then it could be possible to add to the extra tasks you feel like you can commit yourself to.
4. Budget Your Time
When performing your planned tasks for the day, learn to budget your time as you finish your task by keeping an hourly schedule on your daily activities. Because it may be possible to squeeze in other given task that you scheduled yourself for in order to complete what is necessary for that day. Time management is the key to productivity.
5. Plan For Real Life
In real life, we all need some down time. The weekly schedules may get to you from your daily tasks and may result you to stress out and compromise yourself if it gets too much. Plan some time to relax. Eat out if possible. Read your favorite books or play some games to enjoy. Go to the gym and workout to blow off some steam. Travel around to escape the reality that is life. There are things in life we have to prioritize in order to succeed but never forget to prioritize your happiness because that is the one thing that will keep you going to living a happy life. With that being said, go out there, get your daily plans set for the week and enjoy life.