It’s the first week back at school for term two! I’ve had one term where my husband has been working regular hours and I’ve had one child at school and one at afternoon kindergarten. My life is becoming a bit more routine and I’ve been trying out a weekly schedule to see what works best for me.
Now that we have had two weeks holidays, which also included most of the family having a vomiting bug, I’m looking forward to getting back into the routine. I’ve now come up with a weekly schedule that works well so I thought I’d share it today.
My Weekly Routine printable, plus more printables for schedules and checklists, can be found on my Freebies page. Complete the form below to gain access.
Here’s a quick summary of my plan for the week. Some days are not as busy as others as we have preschool activities to go to. I’m also pretty flexible if other things come up, which is why I created my Adjustable Weekly Planner.
Monday: Weekly planning (including a brain dump), vacuum, clean bathrooms and kitchen
Tuesday: Preschool activities, supermarket shopping
Wednesday: Preschool activities and Blogging 🙂
Thursday: Errands and projects
Friday: Zone cleaning
Saturday: Gardening or Out with family
Sunday: Church, Family time, rest!
How to plan a Weekly Schedule
Use my Weekly Routine printable, a digital program or a bullet journal to write out your schedule. If it’s not written down you won’t keep to it!
Write in the activities that can’t be moved. For example any weekly preschool activities you attend.
Brain storm the other tasks and activities that you want to do each week.
Slot in the tasks to your weekly schedule. Think about what days would work best for you for each activity.
Finish your weekly routine with all the little tasks for the week. Try and put similar tasks together so that you are not tiring out your brain switching between tasks.
Test out your new schedule and make adjustments where necessary – remember this is to suit you.
UPDATE: It’s great to have a weekly schedule, but there are always one-off things you need to add, or changes you need to make. That’s why I created my Adjustable Weekly Planner. It shows my weekly routine but can easily be altered where necessary. See how I made it and how it works here.
So what does your weekly routine look like, if you have one? I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.