I adore planning my week. I feel crafty when I do it; I’m molding my own time and space.
And while I use my iPhone calendar for events, sometimes nothing beats paper—for anything from small (or, as some call them in Boulder: “earthly”) maintenance tasks to bright, big-picture goals.
Here are a few of the quirkier to-do lists available, all free and organized here (so meta!) by factors of self-care, goals, time, day, and delegation potential:
1) Holistic Day Design Packet
Ok, ok… maaaybe I’m being a bit biased toward this one. :) This is a packet I created for myself, to help me get my shit together but still live from my center. Then people started asking if they could have them, so I started offering them!
Holistic Day Design is an intuitive productivity atlas that starts with you. The various sheets—to-dos, future planning, Pomodoro-style task sheets, work happiness matrices and so much more—serve as maps, designed to help guide you through your day with your inner compass as the central guiding force.
Since this post is all about free, I will send you some free sample sheets if you’d like to test drive them!
Attention insomniacs: If you’re in the start-up scene, they made a 24-hour version, too!
3) Nurture Your Whole Self
I applaud Christina McLauchlin for making taking care of all aspects of oneself the focus of her to-do list—as such, she wins #1 favorite (after mine, obv). She calls the template: “Today is going to be a very good day.”
4) Doing it By Day
A clean, simple, beautiful list organized by day from LA-based designers, Jake & Jamie Bartlett.
5) Delegate That Shh!
Buttoned Up does it again. When you want to figure out if you really are doing too much, use this “Too Many To-Dos” template. Start delegating when you reach the dark blue zones!
6) Big Goals Made Easy
This is part of their New Year collection—take one bigger goal and put down the tasks you need to complete to get it done. Beautifully executed!
Enjoy! Let me know what your favorite, beautifully designed to-do list is.