New research from Princeton University and the University of California, shows that students who take notes on paper actually learn and retain more than those who use laptops. The reason is that handwriting:
• Engages different parts of your brain.
• Forces you to more fully process your thinking.
• Creates more and better memory cues for later recall.
• Gives you an edge in understanding and remembering concepts.
In addition—and you know this from experience—digital devices can be incredibly distracting. When it comes to focused work, they can get in the way by tempting you to multi-task when
you should be working on one task at a time.
For every hour of planning, 3 to 4 hours are saved from redundancy, waiting for information,
not being prepared and poorly managed tasks Break the Phone Addiction! Did you know the average person checks their phone 150 times day?! Break the habit! Reach for your planner first thing in the morning for a much more positive, productive day.
Planners help your prioritize your day. Sales reps surveyed were most productive when they assigned themselves only three tasks per day. It gave them a great sense of accomplishment when they were able to cross off those tasks. Source: Accountemps. Using the correct
organizational tools can improve time management by 38%. Source: Mobile Technology Product
Writing things down that you need to remember gives you a far better chance of actually remembering them when you have to. Students who physically take notes received a memory boost – particularly when compared to those who took notes via a laptop. Source: Association of Psychological Science