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Why Use a Weekly Planner?

If you feel burned out, struggle to stay on top of tasks, and drained from the chaos of life, a weekly planner is probably for you. Good news: you don't have to buy one! (click here to jump to the download). In this blog post, you will be able to download a free weekly planner and learn how to use it!

A weekly planner is a tool that has been around for a long time (dating back even centuries ago in the form of journaling or diaries!). Today's weekly planners help you visualize your week to identify priorities, reduce stress, and stay on track. 

How do I get a Weekly Planner for free?

Weekly Planners can be costly, depending on how they are manufactured, the sustainability of materials used, as well as the paper quality. There are many templates that require work from you to fill out before printing, but in this post, you can download and print your own Weekly Planner without any additional effort on your end (except a hole puncher or staples). 

To download your weekly planner, simply sign up below. You will need to enter your email address, and in exchange, you'll receive emails about the planner we make in Canada with smooth, sustainable, bleed-resistant paper. So, if you end up wanting the physical copy, you'll be familiar with our design and layout! 

However, if you end up wanting to try other layouts, like a Daily Planner, Horizontal Planner, and more, you can look at our free downloads page

What's in this Free Download Weekly Planner?

The weekly planner includes 52 weeks for the 2024 year with hourly time slots (great for time-blocking), square graphing grids (rather than lines, which makes it easier to keep neat writing and make lists!), self-care areas, and goal-setting sections. It's a somewhat Hobonichi-inspired layout, with plenty of space for planning, seting to-dos, reflecting, and setting boundaries. It also includes 30-day habit trackers, US and Canadian holidays, and moon phases.

2024 Weekly Planner from Hemlock and Oak - Weekly Spread

This Free Planner Download has multiple features, such as:

  • Vertical hourly layout starting on Monday with a daily wellness reminder and 6-10 schedule
  • 2024 reflection to help you start planning
  • Exercises to help you connect with your personal values and set mindful goals
  • Create attainable habits that are easy for you to fall back on when you're busy
  • Monthly overview and review sections to help you stick to your goals and values, and track habits
  • Blank pages at the beginning and end of each month to brainstorm or get creative
  • Additional blank space at the bottom of each weekly spread
  • Moon phases: third quarter, first quarter, new moon (●) and full moon (○) in monthly calendars with minimal text references weekly spreads.
  • 10 blank pages for anything you need, such as wish lists, bucket lists, directories, and notes!

How to Use This Weekly Planner Download

Planners are great for time blocking and organizing our schedules. But it's important to look after ourselves too! Our planner download has a journaling section dedicated to helping you narrow down your personal values.

What are personal values? You can think of personal values like traits and behaviours that are deeply important to you. For instance, some of my own personal values are creativity, love, and learning. If any of these values are neglected, I end up feeling burned out and depleted. Personal values are often explored in therapy sessions and can help us prioritize and find an equilibrium in our lives.

All this to say; incorporating personal values into your planner is extremely beneficial, and can help you lead a more fulfilling life. When we plan based on our values, we not only enhance our productivity, but also our well-being!

A weekly planner can be great bridge between our intrinsic desires and our daily actions. By setting intentions and priorities that align with our core values, we create a framework that encourages mindful living and reduces burnout.

Self-reflection in Printable Weekly Planner

The planner starts with journaling sections (and you can come back to these later, of course!). These questions help you reflect and look back on your life so you can discover your values later. The following examples are only to help prompt you and are not an exhaustive list.

1. "What moments made you feel content?" - This can be small memories such as:

  • enjoying your morning coffee before anyone else is up (you value solitude to some degree)
  • going on a trip with friends
  • seeing someone you love that you don't get to see often

2. "What moments in your life made you feel proud?" - Think of moments that you are proud of, even if you didn't feel that way in the moment. Find something that you can acknowledge in the present. Give yourself credit where credit is due! Some examples of this could be:

  • getting a job
  • doing your best in a difficult time
  • taking a risk that paid off
  • trying your best even when life was chaotic
  • sticking with something
  • getting out of your comfort zone

3. "What moments in your life have you felt fulfilled or satisfied?" - This is different from contentment. You are looking for moments that left you with a sense of wholeness or completion. Avoid limiting yourself to achievements. Examples might be:

  • spending time with loved ones
  • moments of peace or rest
  • going somewhere with someone or on your own
  • being home or somewhere that you're connected to
  • doing an activity you love
  • working on a mission
  • progressing towards a goal
  • engaging in a hobby

4. "What moments in your life were filled with positive progress or change?" - Life is full of changes. We grow and change for the better, even in difficult situations. Find moments such as:

  • moving out from somewhere
  • creating boundaries for yourself
  • letting go of something or someone toxic
  • trying something new that helped you learn something
  • doing habits that are beneficial for your wellbeing
  • a realization that changed your life

"Close your eyes. What does your ideal life look like to you?"

  • Don't limit yourself with this question, and pay attention to the things that come up in your mind first. Any answers will still give you insight into your values later on.
  • The little things matter: try to focus on the sounds, smells, and tastes that bring you happiness as well. This will give you further insight into which moments you appreciate.

"What character traits does your ideal self have?" - It's easiest to imagine a conversation that you would want to hear about yourself. Some examples of conversations might be:

  • "they are always there for me, I can count on them for anything" (you value friendship, trustworthiness)
  • "they create amazing art." (you value creativity)
  • "they are kind to the planet and are trying to make a difference." (you value justice and goodness)
Personal Values- Hemlock and Oak Weekly Planner
Personal values reflection section in the 2024 Weekly Planner

Personal values

Before highlighting your values, review the previous exercises. Then, take your time going through the list and highlight values that resonate with you. If you want to explore more, you can access them here.

1. "Write 10 to 15 of your most important core values." - It's best to do this in pencil because their ranking might change. It might be difficult to decide which value is more important to you than the other. This can change with time as well, so think of this page as something you come back to review!

2. "Create a sentence that embodies your most important values." - This can be a difficult one, so again, it's good to do this in pencil. The sentence does not need to be lengthy, but should summarize your most important values. Think of it as your personal mantra!

Some examples might be:

"I will advocate for justice and goodness through my volunteer work and career path. However, fitness, wellbeing, and friendship are the cornerstones of my personal values. I will honour my body and health on a daily basis and nourish my relationships with kindness, compassion, and openness."

"I will express love and integrity in everything I do: in the classroom, towards my family, and towards my friends. I will not compromise on my wellness and mental health, and regularly pursue therapy and journaling. Solitude is important for my wellness, and I will ensure that I have adequate space each day."

Mindset Reframing

The critical adult-mind can keep us from connecting with our values. We tell ourselves that we must do better, and compare ourselves with what others have. Social media has worsened this problem. Our comparisons and self-criticisms often have no grounding in reality and have a negative impact on our mental health.

Try writing down each negative or critical thought that you have experienced.

  • What do you criticize yourself for?
  • How can you reframe it so that it's neutral, positive, or leaves room for growth?

My writing is terrible. I can improve my writing.
I'm not smart enough to do this. I can learn anything and this challenge will teach me a lot.
No one will like this. If I like this, others might too. If not, I can fix it.
I'm so unfit and unhealthy. Life has been difficult this year. But I can start making healthier choices right now.

The reality is that our negative self-talk is usually far from the truth, and it hinders us more than helps us. We'd never talk to a dear friend or loved one the way we talk to ourselves. Be your own best advocate and assume the role of a guiding parent.


These goal creation pages help create goals in context with your values. For a goal to be fulfilling to us, we need to create them in accordance with our values. Here is an example of values that might work with this person's goals:

"What is your goal and the values you associate with it?"

  • Goal: Painting landscapes for a living
  • Values: Creativity, independence, financial stability, challenge, self-improvement

"Why do you want this goal?" 

For this question, think of your deeper motivations behind wanting a certain result. Continuing with our example:

  • I want to paint landscapes to sell for a living because:
  • Painting has a deep childhood connection for me.
  • Selling work brings me fulfillment. I'm always excited when a piece sells.
  • Oil painting is meditative and peaceful.
  • Painting landscapes allows me to be in nature, where I feel at peace.

"What habits will be helpful in achieving your goal?

Building productive habits can help initiate change gradually. Identify some habits that might help you achieve your goal. These habits can be expanded upon in the next section (Habit Cultivation).

"Identify 3 steps that will help kickstart your journey.

To make progress on our goals, we can break them up into smaller actionable steps that help us focus our energy. Breaking up a big goal into attainable and well-defined steps will help you progress towards your goal without feeling discouraged or overwhelmed. To continue with our example:

  • Step 1: Gather references of art and artists that inspire me and create a organized list/moodboard.
  • Step 2: Research how artists sell landscape paintings.
  • Step 3: Create one small landscape study by the end of year.

"Identify the milestones in your journey to achieve your goal." - Milestones are important because they prove the small, viable steps you can take. Create meaningful milestones that are attainable and specific, and set check-in reminders in your calendar.

Returning to our example, here are some milestones that could be relevant:

  • Milestone 1: Create a concept for an outdoor landscape collection
    Steps: Draft places I can paint, determine palette colours, and write-up a general motivation behind the collection.
  • Milestone 2: Paint first piece in the collection
    Steps: Determine location, save up for extra paints, make sure you have all necessary supplies for outdoor painting.
  • Milestone 3: Paint one piece per month
    Steps: Determine location, save up for extra paints, make sure you have all the necessary supplies for outdoor painting.
  • Milestone 4: Start selling
    Steps: Research local galleries, look into e-commerce platforms, research marketing practices.

Finally, you want to track your journey towards your goal. It's important to recognize your growth as you work towards your goals, while ensuring that your health and well-being are not being neglected. So take the time to revisit your progress by setting specific dates or timepoints for you to check in with yourself. 

Habit Cultivation

By developing habits that support your milestones, you can initiate small changes that allow you to reach your goals. Habits can be a stabilizing element in your life when things get hectic! They also don't have to be long or complicated. For example, if you want to start a daily exercise routine, you can make it attainable by starting with 5-10 minutes a day, and add on more as you build up the habit.

Pay attention to cues you can use to help you remember the habit you want to create. For example, it can be a series of actions that trigger you to do the habit, or a visual cue (such as a red string tied around your toothbrush to remind you to floss!)

In the Habit Cultivation pages of this planner, you can expand upon the habits you identified from the Goals you want to achieve. This section provides the framework to establish these habits into your regular routine. There is also a segment in each Monthly Overview for you to re-evaluate the habits you want to develop, with a mini habit tracker to help visualize your progress.

Yearly At-A-Glance Overviews

These pages are your yearly overviews for 2024 and 2025. Use these pages to write events, keep track of birthdays, and set review dates for milestones.

Monthly overviews

Your monthly overviews are designed to review your goals, values, and habits. It also has a section that helps you come up with self-care routines. The right-hand page is yours to use for planning and note-taking.


Your calendar is spacious and mostly meant for your own use. There is a checklist on the left-hand side that can be utilized or ignored (hence the faded boxes).

The mini-calendar shows you the month ahead.

Weekly spreads

The Weekly Spreads in the 2024 Weekly Planner spreads leave room to determine your goals and values for that week. Remember, less is more! Focusing on one specific goal is always easier to handle. Each day has space dedicated to the one thing you need to get done that day.

Your priority list is where you keep track of things that must get done. Lengthen or append if necessary. At the end of each day, there is a small self-care icon. This keeps you in check with your values that you want to focus on that week.

For example: if your focus is on health, each day could connect with that value. You might write things like: "ate healthy", "exercised for 15 minutes", "slept early", etc.

At the end of the day, it serves as a reminder that there are more important things than work and goals. Some examples might be:

  • meditation or a healthy habit
  • calling a loved one
  • fulfilling a certain value (i.e creativity)
  • putting work away earlier than usual
  • spending time with friends
  • eating healthy

The Weekly Spreads also feature an hourly schedule from 6-10PM so that you can use the time-blocking technique to take control of your time.

Download Your Free Planner

You're now ready to take control of your time with our 2024 Weekly Planner! It's a tool designed to help you manage your tasks and appointments effectively.

Next, you should:

  1. Download and print your 2024 weekly planner.
  2. Customize it to suit your personal or professional needs.
  3. Incorporate it into your daily routine.
  4. Keep it updated and review it regularly.
  5. Join our Instagram and Facebook Community for inspiration and discussions!

The full downloadable of our 2024 Signature Weekly Planner, for free. You can print this off at home and test it to make sure it's right for you! Alternatively, you can use it in a binder or staple it together for a free, high-quality layout.

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