How To Create A Timetable In Notion

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Making a schedule can be an excellent method for staying on top of things and effectively managing your time. Notion is a flexible productivity tool that enables you to design customized timetables according to your requirements. In this piece, I will walk you through the steps of creating a timetable in Notion, and also offer some personal guidance and perspectives along the journey.

Getting Started

To begin, open Notion and create a new page or choose an existing page where you want to add your timetable. I prefer to have a dedicated page for my timetable to keep things organized.

Next, add a new table to your page by clicking on the “+” icon and selecting “Table” from the options. This will create a blank table where you can start building your timetable.

Table Setup

Before diving into the actual timetable, let’s set up the table structure. In the first column, add the days of the week as row headers. This will serve as the main timeline for your timetable.

In the subsequent columns, you can add different aspects or categories that you want to include in your timetable. For example, you can have separate columns for work, study, exercise, personal tasks, and so on. Feel free to customize these columns based on your specific needs and preferences.

Filling in Your Timetable

Now that your table structure is ready, it’s time to fill in your timetable. Start by adding time slots in each row corresponding to the days of the week. For example, you can divide each day into hourly or half-hourly slots, depending on your scheduling requirements.

Once you have the time slots set up, you can start adding your tasks and activities to the respective columns and rows. Use the appropriate time slots to allocate specific time for each task or activity throughout the week.

I find it helpful to color-code my timetable to visually distinguish between different types of tasks. You can use Notion’s color options to assign different colors to each category or activity. This helps in quickly identifying and prioritizing tasks at a glance.

Personal Touches and Commentary

One of the great things about Notion is its flexibility and customization options. You can personalize your timetable by adding personal touches and commentary to make it truly yours.

For example, you can include motivational quotes, personal goals, or even daily reflections in a separate column or as additional rows. This not only adds a personal touch but also serves as a gentle reminder of your bigger aspirations and keeps you motivated throughout the day.

Another way to add a personal touch is by using images or icons in your timetable. Notion allows you to insert images directly into your table. You can use icons or pictures that represent specific activities or tasks to make your timetable more visually appealing and engaging.


Creating a timetable in Notion is a powerful tool for managing your time effectively and staying organized. By customizing it to suit your preferences and adding personal touches, you can make your timetable a motivating and visually appealing resource that helps you stay focused and productive. Give it a try and see the difference it makes in your daily routines!