Over the past year or so, I have done a lot of planning that has involved organizing ideas from my head to a more permanent place. In the digital age that we live in, one would probably think that this place was on a computer, tablet or platform like Evernote. While all of those tools have their merits, they just aren’t for me.
I prefer the trusty staple of pen and paper.
While it may seem antiquated, paper allows me to dump ideas from my brain and into some sort of flow. It also allows me to be messy when linking ideas together. Sure it may seem archaic, but for me it just works. For planning, it just can’t be beat and lets me transition to a digital format in a more efficient manner.
The same holds true for my “to do” lists and daily tasks. A list that needs to be scratched off just seems more daunting and requires action or TLC than say an Outlook reminder that I can easily hit snooze on.
Call me nostalgic, fool-headed, out-dated or stupid but hey paper just works for me. How do you stay organized?