Benefits of a Paper Planner

Hi guys! I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA lately…Midterms are something new for me since I’m a freshman so I’ve been dedicating a lot of my time toward studying. This post will be shorter than normal, but I hope it’s still a helpful read.

Today, I’m going to be talking about my all-time favorite school supply: my planner! I’m just going to start by saying that my planner is probably the one thing that I have nearby at all times. It basically holds my life together in one cute little book…

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “Why would I want to carry around a paper planner if I can just use my phone’s note section/calendar app?”

Here are some reasons why I think having a paper planner is much more beneficial than using an electronic version:

Reason #1: Togetherness

Everything you need to know is right at your fingertips in a cohesive unit. It’s easy to color code things with different colored pens, highlighters, etc.

Reason #2: Physical Writing

According to psychologists, writing things down is much better for retention. Plus, if you’re super creative (like me), writing things in your planner might even turn out to be a little fun. I usually doodle in my planner and write things in different colors so it makes my tasks seem less stressful. 

Reason #3: Crossing Out

Crossing things off of a to-do list or crossing off entire days can be extremely relieving during stressful times (like midterm season).

Reason #4: Long Term View

“What am I doing on October 2? Do I have finals? Any assignments due? Let me check my planner!”

Professors and instructors will hand out a syllabus with most of the important dates on there. Writing these important dates down ahead of time will not only help you prepare, it’ll make sure there are no conflicting exams or meetings, etc.

Reason #5: Adulting

Being so organized really makes you appear like an actual, functioning adult…(even if you may not feel like one all the time).





Class of 2022
The first time I visited Illinois, I knew that it was the school for me! I am on the pre-med track, majoring in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Add comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.