My weekend planning routine

I’ve written before about how I like to organise my weekends.

Laura Vanderkam also has some good ideas in her little book. My favourite insight from that book is that there are 60 hours from Friday night to Monday morning.

60 hours is plenty to get lots of things done.

I usually start the heading in my bullet journal on the Thursday night because that’s when Beth and I chat.

Some things happen every week

A really great weekend for me has these sections covered:

  • out and about
  • productive stuff in the house
  • relaxing
  • computer things (sometimes) like blogging/ photos, etc.

Obviously, the key is to be mindful of what makes a good weekend for you (maybe that’s getting set up with lunches and choosing work clothes for the week ahead).

A great week starts with a well-planned weekend.

Once my list is done, I leave my notebook open so I see it all the time just to keep me focussed throughout the weekend. I’m not obsessively checking my list but every 4 – 6 hours I’ll see it and update.

I like to highlight the entry when done or if I want a cleaner looking page, I put a cross in the block.

I never ever complete my entire list; usually there are about 2 – 3 things undone every weekend but I’ll tell you a secret – on the one or two weekends I don’t even make a list, I feel like I was a complete sloth and that I got nothing done.

What are the categories you like to include in your weekend plans?

Live with intention: make a weekend list this week and tag me @organisingqueen when you post your list on social media (you can blur it if you want to keep things private)

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  1. Planning weekends things is a horrifying idea to me…yet it makes so much sense. I may look into this at some point.

    • Marcia Francois says

      Exactly what I always thought, Cassey, but I read a book once (What the most successful people do on weekends) and she says to have some anchor events to give your weekend structure and by jove, that unlocked something in my mind. It works!


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