Notion is my favorite productivity tool. However, when I first downloaded Notion just stared on a blank page and didn’t know what to do.
Notion is definitly not beginner-friendly.
For beginners, it is good to start with predeveloped templates and even for more advanced Notion users, I would recommend using templates instead of trying to create everything yourself.
In the following list, I have listed some of my favorite templates for Notions. They are covering a wide range of topics and are targeting students, freelancers, or productivity geeks in general.
PS: All the templates listed here are completely free. If you want to use them, just duplicate them to your workspace and you will be ready to use them.
1. Keep track of your habits in Notion
This is a simple but powerful Habit Tracker created by Easlo that also provides you with a simple statistical overview of how well you followed your habits:
2. Notion Meal Planner
This is a simple meal planning and recipe organising template that allows you to keep track of your recipes with collection and tags. Created by Easlo. Get it for free on Gumroad.
3. 365 Daily Journaling Prompts
Journaling is a great exercise to structure one’s thoughts. The problem: I never managed to do it consistently until I discovered this template by Procrastinator Managed. It presents you with a writing prompt for every day of the year and in the next year, you can do it again and compare your new entries with the entries of the previous year. Get it for free on Gumroad
4. The Every-Person’s Zettelkasten
A Zettelkasten is a personal tool for thinking and writing that creates an interconnected web of thought. This template By Ev Chapman is based on the book “How To Take Smart Notes” by Sonke Ahrens and allows you to build your own Zettalkasten inside of Notion.
5. Wim Hoff Dashboard
The Wim Hof method is a breathing exercise that acts as a short stress response that leads to more resilience and control in everyday life. This template by Notion Dad helps you to do and track your Wim Hof breathing exercises.
6. Dream Journal Template
Recording your dreams can give you interesting insights into your unconscious mind.
Use this template by Notion Dad to log all your dreams, track your emotions, and remember your favourite dreams.
7. Notion Gardening Dashboard
Did you know, that Notion can even help you with gardening?
This Notion Gardening Dashboard by Marie Poulin will help you to plan, track, and manage all your gardening activities.
8. SEO Compass for Notion
SEO Compass is a new template for Notion that is helping you to optimize your content and keywords for search engines like Google.
This free version of the template includes:
- Word Counter
- Keyword Density Checker
- Title Length Checker
9. Language Learning Template for Notion
Even language learning becomes easy with Notion. This free template by Fronk includes among others:
- 1 dashboard for each language you’re learning
- Built-in flashcards and spaced repetition system
- 52 weekly challenges to develop faster in your target language
10. Notion Template for Finance & Budgeting
This free template by Doodables helps you to keep track of your finances.