Touching is believing. That’s why bullet journals are all the rage.
People want to slow down and get everything from their worries, random thoughts, weekend plans, shopping lists, gift ideas, blog topics, exercise schedules, etc., all down and out on paper.
Writes Mike Vardy in his piece Why Paper Works:
Paper works because it is only limited by what you’re willing to put on (and into) it. Paper provides an escape from your devices and does so without compromising your ability to get things done. Paper is safe and secure in that it can be both lifesaving and disposable depending on the circumstances. Paper is versatile, compatible and portable. Paper — simply put — just works.
Focus is scarce. It’s hard to think with clarity in a world that tempts us to scroll mindlessly through candy-colored apps. Boring is the new interesting.
A simple pen and paper ask for our attention. And we give it.
Longform doesn’t squander our best thoughts to the latest social media refresh. The handwritten word complements the learning process.
Digital is where we source the ideas and paper is where we write them down and connect the dots.
When we use analog and digital tools with intent, they tend to complement each other.