Making a time organiser chart doesn’t mean making a strict timetable of activities. Trying to do exact things at exact times in the day will likely prove boring and difficult to keep on top of. How much time you spend on things is more important here than when you do them.
Instead, we’re creating a chart which allows for flexibility in how you manage activities. Change of plans? No problem, just put in the time for an activity later or even on another day!
The specifics are up to you, but if you need help you could use the pictured example below as a template (printed or copied), or, if you’re feeling confident, get started on a blank sheet of paper.
Click to expand and then select ‘print’, copy the template by hand or create your own!
First write your name, the month – or split it across two months if that’s a better fit – apply your very own title, and then at the top of the columns start writing activities to share your time between (as in the example).
What should these activities be exactly? That’s up to you! Just try to keep in mind a good balance between things like exercise, family and making time for yourself – doing something you enjoy or find relaxing. Need some ideas? How about some of these:
- Exercise or physical activity – such as kicking a ball around your garden or in a park with friends.
- Playing video-games, watching TV or online videos – set yourself a sensible amount a week and maybe consider limiting time each day..
- Reading a book or maybe even doing a bit of your own writing.
- Playing with toys – perhaps action figures, dolls, models or lego.
- Learning something new or practising a skill – such as playing a musical instrument.
- Contacting friends online or by phone – to see how they’re doing.
- Time spent with members of your family – this might include activities such as board games or a walk outside together.
- House chores – no one’s too excited about these, but a basic plan could make them more manageable and help you to get the job done.
Have too many activity types to fit on one sheet? Create two and stick them together side-by-side.
Once you’ve planned out which activities you’d like to manage you can move on to allocating time.