The Case for Using a Paper Planner – The New York Times

Aside from the nostalgia factor, writing by hand forces you to slow down and approach your planning with more mindfulness. Research, like this 2006 study, by researchers Karin James of Indiana University and Laura Engelhardt, now at the University of Texas at Austin, even suggests that writing things down by hand helps you retain information better, which is a useful perk if you really don’t want to forget that important work deadline.

“Some people are going to find paper very frustrating,” said Jackie Reeve, a writer at Wirecutter, a New York Times company. “But when we interviewed experts for our planner guide, a lot of them noticed this tangible feel to paper that people prefer.” In her in-depth review of paper planners for Wirecutter, Ms. Reeve discovered a commonly cited perk of using a paper planner: the ability to keep everything in one place, instead of bouncing from app to app.

via The Case for Using a Paper Planner – The New York Times


About David Lindsay Jr

David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. It was published by Footmad and Cherry Blossom Press on September 11, 2017. Find more about it at, also known as,
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