Nowadays, it is so hard to fulfil 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.
Why Do We Need a Paper Calendar
1.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 physical 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.
2. 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 physical calendar being visible, it would be easier for us to track our activities and be accountable for the way we manage our time.
3. 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 physical calendar, there is no need to go through those worries. Just flip the pages, and you’ll effortlessly find what you are looking for.
4. 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 physical 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 your family at the same time.
5. 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 physical 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.