Many of us use a digital calendar such as Google or the like but some still use a physical paper calendar, day planner or organizer for jotting down day-to-day activities and important reminders. For some opening up a paper calendar or datebook is not only more emotionally satisfying but is just easier to see at a glance what the day has in store for you. Paper calendars require no unlocking of your phone, opening up an app, scrolling through and trying to read the small print in the minuscule square on your smartphone that will only fit abbreviated versions of your life. Hacking is at a minimum with paper planners and calendars. Perhaps you are one of those people who do not trust leaving all of your eggs in one basket. That expensive electronic basket can take a fatal fall, meeting its demise with all its invaluable information dead within it. Phone batteries can also die and it can occur at the most inopportune times. It is not unusual to accidentally input the wrong date or time when using such a small keyboard to type with on a phone or even forgetting to press save afterwards. It is nothing if not a nuisance to be talking on a cell phone and having to retrieve the phone’s calendar simultaneously. In a professional setting, accessing your smartphone for your calendar seems socially indiscreet and downright improper during business meetings.
It’s a new year and a new you. The New Year offers us a new lease on life; an excuse to do things better and to be better people. Get yourself more organized with paper calendars, appointment books, planners, and organizers and stop being tethered to your smartphone for every single aspect of your life. When you put some distance between you and your smartphone, your whole world will open up for you.
Happy New Year! Happy New You!