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Did you know that even in today’s digital world over 50% of college students agree that they learn best when writing things down by hand? I tend to agree because I have always retained information better when I wrote it down in my notebook first and then typed my notes on the computer later.
Do you remember the days pre-computer and Internet? I barely do since I started using my computer around age 8 and haven’t stopped since. Nowadays, technology is so prevalent and is basically taking over so today I’m here to talk about why paper products increase productivity so that we can get back to the basics and stop relying on apps and other technology for our productivity needs.
3 Reasons Paper Products Increase Productivity
Using paper products minimizes distractions drastically. How many times have you been working on a blog post and then found yourself scrolling through Facebook or your email inbox and no longer writing the blog post? If we’re being completely honest, I have done that too many times to count. So I’m starting to do more of my planning on paper so that I don’t get distracted in the middle of trying to do something important. When using paper, there are no apps, videos, or messages to distract you.
It’s ultimately more effective
Did you know that writing by hand is actually more effective for learning and remembering things? This is why I like to write my to-do lists in addition to using a project management tool because it helps me remember the information better to have it “written” down twice.
You don’t have to worry about the battery dying
Unlike with technology, you don’t have to worry about the battery dying when you use paper products. I love using a paper planner because I have access to it regardless if I remember to bring my charger or not. A paper planner is also easier to transport around than a computer which is an added bonus.
Writing a thank-you note and expressing gratitude is great for your brain? Who knew. I sure didn’t but it makes so much sense. It’s on my 101 in 1001 list to write more snail mail so now is the time to actually go for it.
In this particular BabbleBoxx I received so many great paper products like the Rework book written for the aspiring entrepreneur (like yourself), the Panda Planner, some Erin Condren notecards, the Knock Knock Goals notepad, these file folders, and pencils.
I’m only a quarter of the way through Rework but so far, so good. I plan to read 15 pages per day each day starting with Rework and plan to read at least 2 books a month from here on out.
Join in on the 15 Pages a Day campaign now and start improving your memory and increasing mental development!
Do you prefer paper products or doing everything on the computer? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.