In a world of social media and text messages, it’s refreshing to see a regular, paper diary once in a while. If you’ve managed to keep up with a personal journal all this time, congratulations to you! However, have you ever thought of maintaining a paper diary at work as well? Of course, you have memos and reminders to help you keep track of your appointments and meetings – but would a journal be more emotionally fulfilling? We definitely feel so, which is why we have curated five reasons as to why you must have a paper diary for work purposes –
Writing Has Its Own Benefits In General
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We know it sounds crazy when we say that physically writing in a diary is more emotionally satisfying than typing it all down on your phone, but it’s true. Writing down the important events in a paper diary helps us generate better ideas, retain information better and improve our memory skills. Our brain is stimulated by the image of forming letters, and we can immediately connect to the words. Once we’ve written something down, we are more likely to remember and remain committed to it. Writing is also a good exercise for our wrist and fingers.
Just Sit Down And Start Writing
Unlike your Cloud storage, a paper diary is easily accessible everywhere at any time. You’re assured of more secure data back-up, no interruptions due to website maintenance and no leakage of privacy. You can take your paper diary wherever you want, find a quiet place and start jotting down important notes for your next meeting. The best part, you are the owner of the diary and its contents strictly belong to you.
No Network Issues
Unlike a virtual diary that often requires a good network to function well, paper diaries are much more adaptable to your environment. They are travel-friendly as you won’t lose connection when travelling, and still, have the freedom to make notes no matter where whether you’re on the top of a mountain or at a beach.
No Battery Issues
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One of the best things about using an old-fashioned paper diary is that you don’t have to worry about the charge in your device running out as you think of what to write. There are no pesky battery issues or tensions about the power going out when you have a paper diary, making it much more convenient for you.
Therefore, a regular paper-diary can be much more productive for you. Compared it its virtual counterpart, they are easy to carry, more personal and don’t come with any technical (and technological issues). So, grab one of those yearly diaries sitting on the kitchen shelf and start putting it to good use!