In brief, your ideal week is the week you would live if you could control 100% of your schedule. The kind of week that would maximize your productivity while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
Although many times it won’t be possible to follow your ideal week to the minute, having a compass that guides you through the week can make wonders for your productivity.
Let’s see how you can plan your ideal week with TimeTune:
CREATING A TEMPLATE
One of the most powerful features in TimeTune is the ability to create templates. Templates are a perfect match for your ideal week.
You just need to create a 7-day template:
Once created, the template opens automatically and you can start planning your ideal week by adding time blocks:
You can use two tricks to design your template faster:
- Long-click on a block or group of blocks to copy them to other days.
- Use the ‘Copy day’ option from the top menu to copy a whole day to other days.
After adding time blocks to your template, it should look like this:
APPLYING THE TEMPLATE
You can apply your template on the ‘Template calendar’ section:
Templates in TimeTune can be applied to any date in the calendar. So for example, if ‘Day 1’ in your template was your Mondays, you would apply the template on a Monday (and make it repeat each Monday):
After applying the template, your template calendar should look like this:
And the corresponding schedule to each date will show up in the ‘Schedule’ section:
CHECKING YOUR TIME BUDGET
If we treat each week like a time budget, your ideal week is the plan on how you’re going to spend that budget.
TimeTune allows you to see your time budget distribution with template statistics:
There you will see if your ideal week is well balanced. Remember that work is not everything in life. Reserve enough time for yourself and your family.
ADJUSTING YOUR SCHEDULE
Another great advantage in TimeTune is that you can make modifications to the ‘Schedule’ section without affecting the original template.
That allows you to adjust your schedule to reality and add comments to time blocks for future retrospection:
Furthermore, you will have statistics about your past schedule history, so you can see where the time really went:
REFINING YOUR IDEAL WEEK
Finding your ideal week may require some fine-tuning. Your first plan may not be perfect, but it’s a good start.
Don’t worry. Keep refining your ideal week progressively until you find your optimal distribution of time. The benefit is totally worth it.
In addition, as TimeTune allows you to create as many templates as you need, you can create different ‘ideal weeks’ for different seasons. Or you can keep older ‘ideal week’ templates for retrospection if you prefer it.
In any case, your ideal week will give you peace of mind while increasing your productivity at the same time 💪
If you try it, let us know how that worked for you!