Do you have a daily work schedule? How about a weekly work schedule? I’m a schedule designer. I love to make work schedules in a variety of formats, including in Word document format, and spreadsheets.
During the last 20 years I’ve been working online, and I’ve been through a lot of time management, self management and schedule management changes. I’ve attended small business management classes, read books on organization and time issues, and created many, many work schedule spreadsheets and Word documents.
I’ll be honest with you. I like to change my methodology like the earth changes weather patterns. I’ve been in a state of constant flux because I like to try new things. On this page, I’m collecting time management ideas, work schedules, helpful information, and links to reference sites.
Without further introduction, here are a few simple Word.doc templates that will help with weekly and daily work schedules.
Free weekly work schedule template
Free daily work schedule template
I resisted the idea of scheduling myself for months even though I wasn’t getting things done as efficiently as I’d like. It surprised me, one day, when I wrote a schedule in my journal while doing morning pages. It was like my subconscious was saying, “You need a schedule!”
Blogging schedule example
My first schedule was a blogging schedule. I did this because I had problems keeping blogs updated. I got the inspiration that I should update each blog weekly. So I made a little schedule to tell me which blog to update and on what day. I have a lot of blogs so a weekly blogging work schedule helps keep me organized. I needed more than that, though. I needed a year-long blogging schedule so I could plan things out ahead of time, and focus on long blogging projects at times. I wanted to block out my time.
This blogging schedule meets my needs. I can print out as many of these as I need. I can use the top half for a schedule and the bottom half to record what I really did with my time. Or I can schedule two months at a time. Print out six and I’ve got that long year-long blogging schedule I needed.
Check out this woman’s blogging schedule
Appointment scheduling books
Surely you’ve seen scheduling books like the AT-A-GLANCE weekly appointment scheduling book. For some people they work well. Generally those people are busy and consistent. They’re so busy they can stay happy consistently with an At-a-Glance appointment book all year long. (See one in the photo below.)
Creatives need scheduling blocks for their work
If you’re a creative, like me, this video should be very helpful in explaining why we need to block in big undisturbed chunks of time for our work. It is a short, sweet video. You can show this to your friends, co-workers and family who think you should be able to be disturbed whenever for whatever.
That’s all I’ve got for you today. This blog post replaced the one I wrote in 2009 that was all about me, me, me… and now I’m trying to provide something better for you, you, you. Seven years later, I’ve learned a few important lessons about blogging! And work schedules.