Digital Planner vs Writing Things Down

6 Reasons Why Writing Things Down Wins!

When deciding between using a digital planner and writing things down, which should you use? We explain 6 benefits of writing things down here.

We might spend a lot of our days staring at screens and typing messages with our thumbs. But there's still a lot to be said for writing things down. In the same way that reading print allows you to retain more information than you can absorb from an e-reader, using a magnetic planner to record important dates and events is a better way to organise your thoughts (and your family!) than a digital planner. But what are the benefits of writing things down? Keep reading to find out!

1. Writing Things Down Helps You Remember

Writing offers a deeper and more engaging sensory experience than typing. This means that you're more likely to remember things when you write them down. As a result, there's less chance of you missing your son's piano recital or double-booking yourself when you've written down ALL the things on your agenda.

2. Acts As a Visual Prompt

Digital planners are often tucked away in bags and pockets. This makes it easy to miss important events, especially if you've forgotten to set a reminder. In contrast, there's no way you'd miss one of these magnet fridge planners on your way out of the house in the morning.

3. Shared Source of Information

Unless you want to assume the role of household secretary, using a magnetic planner instead of a digital app allows everyone to contribute information when necessary. This way, your kids and partner can also update the family school term planner when they learn of an upcoming day off, trip, test, or otherwise. 

4. Record Everything in One Place

Busy modern families often have a lot going on, making these family command centres a great way to record everything in one place. This then makes it easier to see any potential overlaps between work, school, and social commitments.

5. Less Distracting

How many times do you pick up your phone or tablet to add something to your digital planner and get distracted by Instagram or an urgent work email? One of the biggest arguments in support of why you should write things down is that a physical planner has only one use. This ensures that you'll never get distracted when using it to note down important information.

6. Crossing Out Tasks Provides a Mental Boost

Some digital planners give you the option of ticking off completed tasks and events. But there's nothing like the satisfaction of picking up an actual pen and putting a big cross through each finished item on your to-do list. This mental boost is also a great motivator for using your magnetic planner more in future, turning it into an even more indispensable addition to your home. 

Writing Things Down Beats Digital Planning

As this list shows, digital planning can't compete with the many advantages of writing things down on a physical planner. Want to experience the benefits of writing things down for yourself? If so, we have a variety of different types of planners, colours, and styles to suit your needs and preferences. Or, if you want guidance on how to choose a planner, feel free to contact us today!

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Sharon Grant - 9 November 2021

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