Why I prefer Analog Planning

Why I Prefer Analog Planning

I have a thing for notebooks, planners and to-do lists. I like to collect them, write in them and keep them on my shelves. It makes me happy to keep all those memories in each notebook and be able to go through it any time I want.

Also, using pen and paper automatically sets my brain in a focused mode! I don't know why, but it does!

When I write things down, I put my head in order and it makes me more productive. 

Don't get me wrong - I also like to use digital apps to manage my tasks and getting things done. However, I've always had a planner, and putting pen to paper keeps me focused and sane! :)

I've tried many planners over the years, but since 2016 I've discovered bullet journaling and my planning life has changed forever!

Why do I like analog planning:

  • No online distraction

I find that whenever I try to plan and organise things on my computer, I get distracted by a million other irrelevant things and it takes me quite some time to finish what I started! Does this happen to you too?

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  • It helps you to be more creative

I love doodling and writing down quotes or phrases, that put me in the right frame of mind and motivate me for the rest of the day. I also love drawing from time to time, and having a notebook really helps me express myself whenever I fill like it. 

  • Memories to keep

As I mentioned earlier, each notebook I keep means something to me. Each one has it's own purpose and is full of precious memories, that I can go through them any time I want.

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  • Easier to manage tasks

I find it easier to manage tasks when I plan them on a piece of paper. I can see everything at a glance and I remember every little detail. 

Why I prefer Analog Planning
  • I function better with it!

My brain works better when I write things down. I don't know how to explain it - I seem to remember things better and I get into a more focused mode. :)


Even though we live in a digital age, putting pen to paper for me is the best way for daily planning and task management.

What are your thoughts? Share them with me in the comments below.