When we think of technology, we rarely think of paper and pen. Typically, we focus on the most recent advancements in science, medicine, travel, or communication. But for two thousand years paper has been, and will continue to be, a fascinating technological advancement. Just because paper is common today, that doesn’t make it any less efficient.
Technology is defined as: The sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives.
With that definition in mind, it’s easy to see that paper is the most technologically sound choice when it comes to setting goals and planning the things that mean the most in your life. Writing brings clarity and creativity to thinking. It increases mental health and memory retention. It’s a simple solution that enables greater productivity.
Science and experience have shown that writing with pen and paper:
- Improves your ability to recall information, because your brain is intrinsically connected to your hands.
- Brings clarity and creativity to thinking.
- Is a powerful way to align your actions with your values.
- Increases mental health and memory retention.
- Is a secure and effective place to plan, journal, think, and gain peace.
In recent years, many of us have gravitated toward digital devices to manage our schedules. However, something very interesting has been happening lately. Paper is making a strong comeback! People everywhere are returning to their paper planners because digital planners simply can’t provide the same benefits that paper planners offer.
Paper planners allow you to envision your goals from the beginning to the end. You can write out your plans in detail, scrawl mind maps, and even sketch out your big ideas. Science has also found that writing with pen and paper improves your ability to recall information. As you read a book or write on paper you create a mental map of the information, which makes it easier to find later. On top of all that, your brain is intrinsically connected to your hands. Writing notes by hand actually sparks more related ideas and imbeds the information deeper into your memory. It’s simply more powerful to plan with paper.
Even though Franklin Planner has helped millions of people focus on what matters most in their lives for more than 35 years, it’s still incredibly valuable today. In fact, with all the distractions we face in today’s information age, your Franklin Planner may be the best way to tune out the noise and bring clarity to each day. It’s never been more powerful, relevant, and vital!