It’s a digital world. Computers, cameras, tablets, tvs, watches and whatnot — it’s all just a pixel away.
Digital calendars are another staple of modern life because they keep everyone’s events coordinated and available online.
I’ve experimented with a variety of digital calendar options, but in the end, where calendars are concerned there’s a lot to recommend sticking with an analog calendar solution.
I’m keeping my analog calendar, and here are a few reasons you should consider staying with analog, too.
- Studies have proven that writing things down makes it easier for you to remember, but typing that same information into a tablet or phone simply doesn’t accomplish the same thing. It is true whether you’re writing down class notes…or dentist appointments. Something about the task of writing helps us remember.
- Do you really need another excuse to look at your phone? A digital calendar means there’s another reason you’re looking at a screen. And one thing inadvertently leads to another. What time is that meeting on Thursday turns into noticing there’s new email or notifications from Facebook.
- Model good behavior. We often hear “be the change you want see in the world.” Well, when I hide my head in a device be it a table, computer screen, television, or phone — why should I be surprised if my kid does the same. Unfortunately, kids see straight through all that “do as I say, not as I do” stuff.
- Using an analog calendar is a great excuse for shopping for a pretty new photo calendar, moleskin, or binder that will look great on your desk!