From Progressive Fear-Conquering Journals to Temporary Task Reminders

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 17, 2015
With the prevalence of smartphones and ubiquitous nature of screens in modern society, it can be nice to take a step back and get organized the old fashioned way with good old fashioned paper day planners.

These analog organizers can exist in a number of forms, from agendas to calendars and daily diaries. Whether you want to remember what you get up to everyday or want to keep a record of future activities, studies show that physically writing something down gives you a better chance of committing it to memory.

While some day planners are more motivational in nature, others take a humorous approach to note-taking. On the one hand they could be encouraging you to do something everyday that scares you, others use crass language or are unapologetically pessimistic.