I am one to evaluate after the fact more than plan ahead and set goals/resolutions.
One thing I am good at is keeping my planner up to date. My paper planner has been by my side for years, a lot of years. While I do my best to keep my digital calendars up to date, I have never found a way to have all my planner needs met digitally.
But, I am tired of hauling so many things around with me, everywhere I go. Planner, tablet, teaching handouts, project, etc.
I did a little research on digital planners and after some days of being unsure I dove in and bought one. It’s a pdf that has to be edited and then viewed. Not exactly a program, not an app. It can’t sync with other programs/apps to stay up to date, it is something that has to be done manually. That part makes me feel like I still have as much control as my undated paper planner system.
But, and this is a big but for me, it is limited to the format as it is (as far as I can see). I will be contacting the designer for a few tips and answers to my questions on using the planner, expanding the planner, customizing for my specific needs.
I didn’t want to spend time over the holidays working, but once I bought it I couldn’t let it be and wait to see if it was going to work for me. Call it the fear of buyer’s remorse. As of right now, after 4+ hours familiarizing myself with it, I just don’t know how to feel about it. I know I can’t go cold-turkey and drop my paper planner. I’d like to be moved over within a couple of weeks, if possible.
New systems take time. I like change, sometimes. I thought I would like this change, now I just don’t know.
Have you considered moving to an all digital planning system? Calendars, note + list keeping?
What have you found that works for you?
If you want to take a look at the digital planner I purchased (at a hefty holiday discount), you can find it on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/listing/631939152/business-planner-printable-business