DIY Weekly Planner Lay Out

Until 2017 begins and I can use my monthly and weekly inserts from Yellow Paper House, I’ve been drawing my weekly set up in my daily/weekly/journaling insert. (Monthly sketches are in my disposable notebook.)

For those that don’t know what the Passion Planner is, each week has the following list charts: Personal Top Priority, Personal Priority, Errands, Work Top Priority, Work Priority, blank/Work Errands?/unlabeled. Each list has for lines.

During a very hectic week, I actually switched over to a Passion Planner weekly layout (available as a free .PDF off their website). I found I really liked having those designated list. So I decided to try to incorporate it into my weekly set ups.


Here’s how I create my weekly layouts:

Left Side:

Top line designates the week. I.E. Week of: ________

I like a Monday start on my week. The CaseMate notebooks have 19 lines, not including the title line. So divide the 7 weekdays over the 19 lines, giving three lines for Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday split the last four lines into two columns.


Right Side:

I make my own lists, with three lines underneath each heading.

Personal Top Priority (1-3)

Work Top Priority (1-3)

Blog Posts for the Week (M-W-F)

House Top Priority (1-3)

The last four lines are split into two columns, like Saturday and Sunday, but labeled Errands and Notes.


Here’s a messy, filled in example:


YouTube video link:

© Cori Large 7 October 2016

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20 Responses to DIY Weekly Planner Lay Out

  1. I buy the ones pre-printed. I admire how you are into your planners, you have to be super-organized!

  2. candy says:

    I like making list because I get to mark off as they are finished or completed. Makes me feel like I have really accomplished something.

  3. Paola says:

    This is so great, i love lists, and the way you suggest is very similar to way I already do.

  4. Emily says:

    I could definitely benefit from a planner like this! My to-do lists are much more manageable when I break it down by category – work, blog, personal, etc.

  5. I really love this idea, especially since I can never find a planner in the store that has all the features I want without a bunch of unnecessary things I have no use for. I never thought of customizing. Thanks for sharing this fun and useful project!

  6. Valerie says:

    I really need to start using one of these. Very cool.

  7. This is a really interesting way to organize lists, into categories like that. Great idea — thanks for passing it along!

  8. Liz Mays says:

    That would really force me to prioritize which is something I need to do big time. I love the set-up.

  9. I love a good plan! I use a similar structure to plan my weeks and months

  10. so much detail, I couldn’t do this, I’m lazy haha

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