Nowadays, it is so hard to fulfill all responsibilities and go over busy schedules without proper organization. It is easy to forget appointments, meetings, and even deadlines if we don’t keep track of our time. Which, we have to agree, happens often.
These days, where we can almost access everything with the use of technology, and almost everything is digital; there are still certain things that people do traditionally. Take keeping a paper calendar for example. It’s not being an ‘old soul.' There are reasons why keeping a paper calendar is beneficial in our organizing journey.
See everything at a glance.
With a large wall calendar, you don't have to squint your eyes or click here and there just to take a look at your schedules.
A paper calendar offers the advantage of seeing everything at a glance. If you have multiple events in the day, week, or month you can simply glance at it to figure out what your schedules are.
Convenient to use
For career people, keeping a desk calendar is advisable especially when setting up meetings and checking schedules. Just one glance and you will know when you are free and when you are not.
Also, with a paper calendar, you don't have to go over different apps especially when you are dealing with a lot of stuff. It is handy to have all your schedules listed in one place, which brings a feeling of reassurance that you've got all things covered.
It gives a feeling of accountability
Sometimes, we often blame our insane schedules for missing an appointment, being late in a meeting, or failing to submit a project or task on time. The truth is, it is not because of our schedules. It's because of how poorly we manage our time.
With the help of paper calendar, it would be easier for us to track our activities and be accountable for the way we manage our time. It serves as a constant reminder of the things we need to do as it tirelessly stares at us anytime we pass by.
Saves Past Events
Since I'm not using a digital calendar, I googled how to look up past events recorded on one. I can't enumerate the process. All I can tell you is you have to click here and there. It certainly takes a precious moment of your time. That is, if you didn't accidentally delete your appointment or event. That would be another story.
With a paper calendar, there is no need to go through those worries. Flip the pages, and you'll find what you are looking for.
Track family activities easily
If you are a mom, a wife, and a career woman, what you need is not just a superpower, but more so, your efficient organizing skills. Consider your paper calendar as your best friend and it won't fail you.
Put it in a place where everyone can see and where the family can also update their activities. In that case, you can keep track of your schedules and that of your family. You might want to color code the activities of your kids. Color coding will help you easily recognize who among your kids is doing what.
Perfect for Meal Planning
Preparing food for the family is never an easy task. There are many things to consider like the number of servings, ingredients and nutritional value.
With your paper calendar, you can now plan your meal for the whole week. Instead of worrying about what food you will serve every night, you can now spend that little time to bond with the rest of the family.