Dentist at 2 p.m.
Buy new glasses.
Look up Slytherin costumes.
I’m the kind of girl who needs to write stuff down. Whether I’m making a brain dump list or scheduling appointments, filling a page of paper helps me see the bigger picture. Plus, I just really like the touch and feel of paper. With a new school year starting, this is a good time to put down your phone and consider a more tactile way of keeping track of your life.
Why you need a paper planner…
Writing may help you remember better.
LifeHacker takes a brief but interesting look at why writing may be better for your brain than typing, and I know for me at least, this is true.
It cuts back on your screen time.
I don’t know about you, but if I’m not working at my computer, I’m looking at my phone or I’m watching TV. In a world of screens, it’s nice to take a break from the pixels and look at something in the real world.
You can setup exactly what you need.
Planner apps are conveniently portable, but it’s not always easy to find an app that matches your needs. I use Cozi to track my family’s schedule, but it doesn’t allow me to journal within the app. So, I have a paper planner that allows me to go into more detail about my day, and I use a lot of the elements from the Bullet Journal to do that.
It’s an easy way to look back on your year.
Perhaps my favorite thing about paper planners is that they can become a sort of scrapbook for your year. Throughout the year, my planners are decorated with stickers and stuffed with cards and filled with notes that I can look back on at a later time. Suddenly, I have a little time capsule that I can thumb through and enjoy.
Thoughts on my planner…
If you are looking for a paper planner to try, I’m currently using the Erin Condren LifePlanner. Erin Condren has a great referral program, and if you sign up using my referral link, you will save $10 off your first order, and I’ll get a $10 store credit. I love it when everybody wins!
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