For anyone who uses a planner you already know the power that a planner can possess and how it can become a valuable tool for your everyday life. Being in the age of technology, you might wonder why someone might prefer the paper planner over a digital one. I personally prefer the paper planner. Here are just a few benefits:
A paper planner allows for a full week at a glance visual to see what is coming up and what needs to be done. Not only does a planner help you manage your time better but it reduces stress. Once I get something written down to remind myself, I start to feel better with less anxiety that I won’t forget something important. A planner helps you stay on target for the things you need to get done in the time you have allotted for the things to get done.
There is something about tangible items and being able to actually touch the papers and mark something off of the to-do list. With a paper planner you can look back to see all of the things you have accomplished and goals that have been completed. Looking back also allows you to remember important events and the day they happened. A trip down memory lane is far more therapeutic than you can imagine.
With a paper planner, I do not have beeps, alerts and alarms going off at inopportune moments through my smartphone. Sometimes it can be embarrassing if your phone is going off to remind you of something. Taking a few moments to unplug, walk away and turn off the digital world to have some quiet time with your planner that will help you calm your mind and gain focus on what needs to be done.
Writing on a paper planner is actually faster than trying to type on a smartphone appointments and meetings and it won’t put a strain on your eyes looking at a small screen. Writing things down also allows you to tap into your subconscious that is usually blocked when typing. According to Psychological Science, studies indicate that we retain information better by physically writing. There is no need for a battery or a sign in to a log in for an account to use the paper planner.
These are just some of my thoughts, but I would like to know which planner you prefer and why? Paper or Digital?