So it hurt a little bit inside when I made the decision to move over from a beautiful hard cover diary to using an online calendar.
I had tried it before, and missed my diary so much that I went back to my gorgeous Paperblanks diary. It was my third double-booking in as many weeks that pushed me back towards the online function, because I found I was much more organised (and my handbag much lighter) if I had appointments in an online space that I could use on my phone.
I believe the humble (yet stunningly tactile) paper journal or diary is still a great way to help you stay organised and can easily be used in conjunction with your online calendar. Here are 7 reasons why…
I use a combination of online and paper. Online for planning my time. Paper for taking and making notes, brainstorming ideas, planning out bigger picture goals and giving my eyes a rest from the screen for a while. I also write my weekly and daily tasks out in a paper diary so that I can really get a feel for what’s happening when (coloured highlighters and sticky notes essential!).
Viva beautiful stationary!
That is all.
P.S. If you want to buy me a pressie, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful journal or notebook 🙂
Are you an online or offline person – and why? Do you love beautiful stationary? What’s your favourite make? What’s your favourite excuse for buying a beautiful notebook/journal/planner? Can you tell I'm excited by pretty stationary? I love to read your tips, tricks and insights, so please share in the comments box below.
I am passionate about women in business achieving success in a way that works for them and making the changes they need to make in order to make that happen. However, though change can be exciting it can also be scary, triggering behaviours that might not make sense to you (procrastination or self-sabotage anyone?). I help entrepreneurial women to navigate change with more clarity, confidence and courage so that these behaviours can be dissolved and they can move forward with ease and flow. If that sounds good, I'd love to hear from you!