Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! It’s the first Friday Tip of 2017!

Consider a paper appointment book.

There’s something so delightful about a fresh appointment book at the beginning of the year and a sense of accomplishment at the end of the year, flipping through the pages. I just love putting pen to paper (but you all knew that).

This is my lovely new book for 2017.

I’m particularly fond of this style. It has one week per two pages, plenty of room for notes, a month by month calendar, a clever next year calendar, all sorts of useful information lists, and two ribbon bookmarks.

I find I’m more likely to remember appointments when I write them, as opposed to type them. I carry my book in my purse and refer to it often. And I get to say “I’ll pencil you in” and mean it.

By all means, use the calendar function on your phone — I do. It has all sorts of useful functionality, like alerts and sharing and things. This is an addition, rather than a replacement.

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