Free weekly planning sheets (and yearly planners too.)

There’s been (is) a discussion going on in the forum of Sustainably Creative about scheduling and pacing and the like. Those of us with chronic illness are trying to figure out how our limited energy works and how to make the best of the little we have.

Alison has been scheduling her day, including rest periods, and I’ve been thinking about the times of the day when my energy is at its most fragile and when the best time is to do various things. I bought a Dodo pad
last year and tried labelling each section with things like;

Self Care, Creative, Reality, Exercise.

…and it worked for a little while. I also tried an adapted version (which revealed encouraging messages as each post it was removed) of something like this,


to put on the fridge, which worked ok apart from the fact that I put too much on it. Yes, even after seven years I still don’t know (accept?) my energy limits. What I’m currently trialing is this, 

Weekly planning sheet A4

Weekly planning sheet

I either plan the things I’m going to try to do each day, or record what I actually did. (Sometimes a combo) So that I can remember what day I had a bath…or whatever. Bath days don’t include much else because they use up all my spoons. Which is a shame because they help with the pain.

Click the weekly (or yearly) plan image/s to download the PDF/s. There’s also this slightly different one,

I found a yearly planner that fits onto A4 here, and I’ve tweaked it a bit so that I can try this idea. (Some productivity advice from Jerry Seinfeld, which works just as well as a method for developing/creating a habit.)

Do t break the chain yearly planner

Don’t break the chain yearly planner

 I think it fits the needs of a ‘Don’t Break the Chain’ calendar perfectly, but if you want a more traditional look, how about this alternative,

2014 year calendar - habit creation

Alt Don’t break the chain 2014 year calendar

 I hope that one (or more) of these planners helps you, let me know if you have any ideas for edits or alternate ways of using them. Thanks.


PS- Here’s yet another weekly planner sheet…with some decoration šŸ˜‰

This site has masses of planners and productivity ideas for creatives, and most of them are free to download. (I’ve also started a Pinboard on Pinterest for downloadable printables.)



  1. the 2014 calendar for don’t break the chain is not set to the correct days of the month.=(

  2. Sandra Lock

    Tsk, answered this ages ago, hadn’t realised it hadn’t posted šŸ™
    Not sure why you think this? The dates are all correct, perhaps you didn’t realise that the weeks begin on a Monday?

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