I talk a lot about why I prefer the weekly layout to the dailies – but in short, my brain works in an arc. If you’re familiar with the Gallup StrengthsFinder, the strengths I have means that my brain visualizes the future and rearranges what has to happen to make it so. Seeing the week allows me to manipulate and adapt my plans for things that come up, and I know what’s on my plate so I am more aware of what I can say yes or no to.
One of the things I hear about a weekly is that it takes a long time, and that they’d rather “use that time to get stuff done.” I have mixed reactions to that statement – because it’s too hard to say what takes time to someone else. If I think a doodle set up takes too long, what I’m really saying is “that would take too long… for me to do.” And, who am I to say what makes someone else productive? Perhaps their starting point was struggling to get even just a few things done, and now they are accomplishing more of what they want to accomplish. That is what I’d call a success. For me, since I’m still able to rapid log tasks in a somewhat “organized chaos” fashion, it works.
And, once you get familiar with some structures that work for you, you can do it relatively quickly – this layout took me 8 minutes to do.
I hope you find what works for you!
Hope this helps! What are you trying in your weeklies? Let me know down below, or tag me on Instagram @PrettyPrintsAndPaper so I can check it out!