10 reasons why you should use a printable calendar

March 21, 2024 - In the age of the smartphone, we find more people going back to good old fashioned pen and paper for their organizational needs. For some people, a commitment isn't official until it's written on paper.

Its Easier to actually create the reminder in the first place

Just grab your pen and annotate. Additionally, printable calendars don't require updates, or giving anyone access to your daily schedule. I love the ability to see my full schedule, and adjust accordingly. No matter where I am, I simply pick up a pen and update my monthly or weekly plan.

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The act of writing down somthing on paper helps me remember better

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I typically remember things better when I write them down, versus a typing quickly. Its always very helpful to have a physical record of what I've done during the week. Besides, the act of picking up a pen and writing can work your mind differently than when you place your fingers on a keyboard. Crossing out previous days may help you keep better track of your days ahead, and goals achieved.

Your month is much easier to reference at a glance

I like to be able to see all my calendar events, my to-do list, random notes, inspirational quotes, etc. All on the same page and especially one week at a time (Check out our weekly calendars). My schedule is laid out so I can see everything. I especially love to annotate meal planning so I can see when I have time to cook, or when I need to have something quick. I also use the day boxes to remind me of my monthly family happiness goals, as all work and no play simply does not end up well.

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Manage your health needs, nutrition and excercise schedule

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At a glance, you can reference your health and excercise gaols, and the nutrition plan to help you achieve your desired look. Perhaps you're on a strict diet and need to plan meals. Perhaps you are planning a trip to the doctor and need to record some vitals that may be up for discussion. Record as you go on your March planner for optimum health.

You won't get inundated with beeps, alerts, messages, and they don't run out of battery life

I think in this day and age, we may have become a bit too dependant on technology. Besides, I don't have to learn anything technical, I don't have to worry that my battery will die suddenly, and all of my appointments for the day will be inaccessible. Perhaps a step back every now and then is in order.

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A similar diary stored somewhere in the cloud feels less tangible, less real

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Instead of sitting down and thinking, What should I do today? I already have a plan mapped out for the week, right at my fingertips. No need to log into anything. A physical, tangible calendar is readily available for me.

A collection of paper calendars can double as an instant diary

Revisit your adventures years later! Sometimes I pull them down and look through them and remeber things in my life I would have otherwise forgotten. A good example would be baby milestones.

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If you're a stay at home mom, plan your activities with your children

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Indeed, you can plan your outings, play-dates, spelling words practice, children's chores and so much more. Mark your child's development milestones, first words, actions, spaghetti sauce stains etc, on our printables, then get yourself a nice journal and transfer your notes (minus the sauce stains) for a great keep-sake.

If you're a project manager, you can weave project work into your day-to-day responsibilities, operational, and management jobs.

The calendar offers a big picture view of the project and helps me see deadlines, split up the month, so that the right tasks are done at the right time. It also helps define priorities for the coming weeks. Keep in mind that calendars are easier to use and plan with than Gantt charts as they show more than just tasks, but also meetings and milestones.

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And the best reason of all, they are free to download and use

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Let's face it, expenses add up quickly. Why pay for a calendar? Print out our monthly calendar templates, or create your own custom photo calendars for free. Add Holidays as you see fit.

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