I tried it. I did. I really gave it a decent try.
I did it for one whole year.
But I can’t do it.
I’m not wired that way.
Today, I am thankful for my PAPER calendar.
Yesterday, I decided that I needed to go back to a paper calendar, after using iCal for a year. While I like iCal because of color-coding different tasks (work, home, etc.) and that I can sync the calendar on my computer and my phone, I prefer a paper calendar where I can jot down other notes and cross things out when I complete the task.
Crossing out is big for me.
I’m one of those people who writes things on her list just to cross them out to show they’re done. Yep, I’m one of those folks. Crossing out is therapeutic for me. Gives me a major feeling of accomplishment and I like seeing what I’ve done.
The main reason I think I prefer the paper calendar, though, is that, on iCal, I didn’t have any place to jot down notes related to when things needed to get done. For example, I have on my calendar that we are going out to dinner one night, but I don’t have a place to put “get a babysitter.” Sure, I can have a separate to-do list, but it’s much easier for me to have it all in one place.
And, while some people would argue that an electronic calendar is not environmentally friendly, I did buy a calendar printed on recycled paper. In addition, now I don’t have to open my computer every time I want to check my schedule, saving energy. See, every little bit helps.
So, today, I am grateful for my paper calendar.
What are you grateful for today?
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Storywood Designs says
I am the opposite of you… I got my first iphone Saturday and am trying the electronic calendar for the first time. Not sure how I’m going to like it… I kind of like seeing all my days and obligations on a printed piece of paper. Nothing wrong with that!