Quick Start: How to use your new Undated Weekly Planner

Open undated planner on desk

The only constant in life is change. Our priorities change with the seasons and our workloads ebb and flow over the year. Sometimes we need to plan our lives by the hour, sometimes we need to take it day by day.

So, we made an undated weekly planner that’s flexible to meet your needs so you can focus on what’s important to you right now and plan at your own pace.

Here’s a quick roadmap for using your new planner. And, if you’re tackling any big goals or projects, at the end of the blog, we’ll give you step-by-step directions for using your planner to easily make progress on those.

Plan Your Month

Add appointments, significant dates, goal milestones, and action steps in the monthly view. Add the things you need to be flexible with, as well as notes, into the side column.

Plan Your Week

The Undated Weekly Planner gives you different views of your weekly planning. Start by filling out the “This Week’s Plan” page to set your priorities and intentions for the week.

Keep energized and avoid meal-planning overwhelm by using the weekly meal planner.

Once you have your week planned out to serve you, and have captured what’s really important, you can hop into the “Weekly Overview” to get logistical. Here you’ll have an overview of your week by the hour. Drop in your appointments and meetings. And then block out the time you want to give to your priorities.

Live Your Week

Now that you’ve got your week’s priorities and intentions set as your north star, with your time blocked out by the hour, you’re ready to focus on going one day at a time and capturing things as they come up. The Weekly Undated Planner gives you a full page spread to keep all of your plans and tasks in one spot. No more searching a dozen different apps – keep it all in one centralized place as your week unfolds.

We’ve also included four of our popular “notes” pages for each week. Use these for notetaking at work or class, for journaling, or for those extra busy weeks with too many tasks and lists to be contained on one page. (If you’d like some journaling prompts and tips, check out our favorites here!)

Lastly, Reflect

A favorite tip: use your note-taking sections in your planner for weekly or monthly journaling sessions to reflect on the recent past. There’s power in actively learning from your experiences and your planner will quickly start to reveal where you’re giving your time and attention.

Look for patterns or things you may be avoiding or ignoring. Sometimes you’re avoiding a task or goal because it really shouldn’t be yours to carry. Sometimes you’re ignoring an issue that feels difficult to solve on your own and you need a little help. See what you can learn from your planner and don’t be afraid to change course. 

And shine a light on your successes and good days! Celebrate the wins and take note of the circumstances around them so you can more easily set yourself up for more of the good stuff.

(If you’re into it, we’ve got a more in-depth guide on how to do a reflect and reset here.)

Want to make significant progress on a long-term goal? Let’s Plan It.

Maybe you’re considering a career change, lifestyle overhaul, or planning a dream vacation? Start by brainstorming about what you need to do to reach that goal. Break things down into manageable chunks. What can you do first to make progress? What habits will help you get there?

When you know your long-term goal, zoom in on the next three months. We’ve found that three-month planning is the sweet spot to keep motivation and inspiration up. It’s not as overwhelming as a year, but it’s enough time to make real progress and create lasting change.

When you know what you need to do in the next three months, narrow your focus to just the first month. Pull those tasks and habits and you’re ready to start planning!

(If you want a little more help, or want to dig a bit deeper into goal planning, we got you! Download our free printable here!)

A Final Note

The best thing about our undated planner? It’s got all the tools you need to keep you consistently on track. Also the best thing about our undated planner? Let’s be real, sometimes we get derailed (life is unpredictable!) and that’s okay. Your undated planner will be there, no wasted pages, when you’re ready to pick back up again. Guilt-free.

Your planner is your offline space to dream, to reset, and to refresh. So, let your planner work for you and don’t be too hard on yourself.