Here’s an article worth 10 minutes of your time on the power of paper in everyday life from the blog Dumb Little Man. It offers key advice for planning on paper – much of which you may never have considered.
The author describes his transformation from a mostly digital to a mostly paper lifestyle and saw immediate benefits.
“I have noticed that my clarity and productivity are through the roof. I credit this change to something very basic: the use of pen and paper.”
He lists four life-changing benefits for using pen and paper. My favorite is #3: You Create Reference Points, which describes how writing on paper creates a physical reference point to your ideas, goals and activities.
Our brains are stuffed with new ideas everyday, why carry the additional burden of remembering everything? Paper offers a visual, hands-on recall of your daily events.
Give the article a read, and please share your thoughts on how you find paper useful in your life… or how you don’t.
Of course, I have found many great advantages to combining paper and digital planning tools. Whether you use an iPhone app or an online calendar a hybrid system allows you the benefits of paper listed above, plus the convenience and speed advantages of digital systems.
Full article: The Power of Paper in Everyday Life [Dumb Little Man blog]
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