Many of my clients will ask – should I use an electronic or digital calendar? My answer – I don’t care, just use one!
Early in my career as a time strategy visionary, I felt to be consistent with the image I was trying to project, I needed to use a digital calendar. I allowed myself 3 months to learn the new technology and fully embrace the options that were now available to me that weren’t available using a paper calendar.
However, what I found was I became frustrated with the process.
My primary processing modality is tactile. This means I learn best when I can write, touch, and feel. To think, I must have a pencil in my hand. (Not just any pencil – but a Bic #2 mechanical pencil with .7 mm lead!) Without the ability to physically cross items off my to-do list, write down appointments, and tangibly block off units of time . . . I was less efficient.
Plus – I do much of my scheduling while I’m on the phone – and how can I schedule on the phone and talk on the phone at the same time?
Then I remembered, “The road to success is always under construction.” ~Lily Tomlin. So, I switched back to a paper calendar. Personally, I like the Planner Pad calendars.